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This short video describes the origins and goals of TalentWorks and invites you to join the conversation.

Event Date: 
March 21, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
EDT

Today, many industries are actively recruiting people with autism and other neurological disabilities into their workforces, particularly in fields such as accounting, engineering, and information technology. Join PEAT and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) for a Twitter Chat to discuss the specific ways employers can leverage accessible technology to meet the needs of neurodiverse individuals—and also maximize the productivity of all employees. You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #PEATTalks.

Event Date: 
March 23, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
EDT

Join AccessibilityOz CEO​ Gian Wild to explore best practices for using PDFs. We'll cover the accessibility challenges related to PDFs, and how to handle issues such as an existing archive of untagged PDFs on a website.

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Event Date: 
March 16, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
EDT

Accessible, reliable transportation is one of the most critical factors affecting employment for people with disabilities. Join Malcom Glenn to hear about the steps Uber has taken to make their products more accessible for both their employees and users. 

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Event Date: 
February 16, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
EST

 In this webinar, Jennifer Ravalli of ADP and Dan Sullivan of AudioEye discuss how they have worked to make ADP's human capital management (HCM) software more accessible for employees with disabilities.

By 2020, experts predict that 82% of consumer web traffic will be video. This factsheet on producing accessible videos will help ensure that your videos reach a full audience.

Here's what you need to know about the U.S. Access Board's long-awaited update to the federal regulations covering the accessibility of ICT and telecommunications products and services.

Event Date: 
January 26, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
EST

Video accessibility requires more than simply providing transcripts, captions and audio descriptions. Join AccessibilityOz CEO Gian Wild for a detailed demonstration, discussion, and Q&A about how to make videos accessible to people with disabilities.

Event Date: 
January 19, 2017 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
EST

Learn how educational institutions are bridging the hiring gap for new graduates with disabilities by educating HR professionals online about common barriers to access. Rachel Kerrigan discusses how Perkins School for the Blind and Harvard Extension School have partnered to provide a free online course titled “Introduction to Inclusive Talent Acquisition” for hiring managers and recruiters. The curriculum includes PEAT’s own TalentWorks tool, which provides key resources to help employers make their eRecruiting technologies accessible.

We asked employers which topic area they be most interested in PEAT creating a resource for. Results of our on-going poll are available below.

Images are a core aspect of most website designs today, and they can even increase the accessibility of a webpage for many users, such as employees and job seekers with cognitive and learning disabilities. Adding graphics, drawings, illustrations, graphs, and charts can benefit many users by increasing a person’s ability to understand the concepts at hand.

This 2010 law is the source of several new regulations aimed at addressing telecommunications accessibility in the digital age.

Section 255 requires manufacturers to ensure that telecommunications equipment and services are designed, developed, and fabricated to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, when it is readily achievable to do so.

The Rehab Act is designed to safeguard the civil rights of people with disabilities, and includes many regulations related to technology.