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Jenny Lay Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft, recently joined PEAT Talks to offer her perspectives on the role that technology plays in creating a workplace culture of inclusion and accessibility.
Senior Associate Director for the White House Office of Public Engagement Maria Town joined PEAT recently for a lively conversation in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). During this PEAT Talk, Maria shared thoughtful insights about the state of accessible workplace technology, and the current Administration’s efforts to promote its use in workplaces nationwide.
Transcript of PEAT Talks: Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month with Maria Town, Senior Associate Director for the White House's Office on Public Engagement. Recording date: October 20, 2016.
Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu discusses why an inclusive mindset is critical for building both productive workplaces and technology innovations—and why it's important for as many people as possible to help DOL and PEAT brainstorm ideas for advancing accessible workplace technology by participating in the national dialogue.
When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, much of the technology currently used in workplace did not yet exist. In honor of the ADA's 26th anniversary, legal expert Bobby Silverstein recently sat down with PEAT for an in-depth Q&A exploring how the ADA applies to workplace ICT, and how recent settlements are impacting this issue.
When growing an accessible workplace technology effort, it can be daunting to efficiently address gaps in your knowledge base. However, you don't have to do it alone. Eliza Greenwood recently attended the annual AccessU conference to improve her own skills, and reports that the opportunity to practice digital accessibility "hands on" in computer labs made a big difference.
Transcript of the webinar PEAT Talks: Social Media & Job Recruiting–Leveling the “Playing Fields” featuring digital marketer Eliza Greenwood. This webinar was held on June 16, 2016.
What if users could invoke and use the ICT accessibility features they need anywhere, anytime, on any device? In this webinar, Raising the Floor's Gregg Vanderheiden discusses how and why they are building this new global infrastructure, and the potential it has to impact the employment of people with disabilities.
Transcript of the webinar PEAT Talks: Sharing Success from the WWW-W4A Accessibility Hackathon, originally held May 19, 2016.
Hello and welcome to PEAT Talks, the virtual speaker series from the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology. On every third Thursday of the month, PEAT Talks showcases various organizations and individuals whose work and innovations are advancing accessible technology in the workplace. My name is Christa Beal. I'm a member of the PEAT team, and I'll be hosting this afternoon's talk.
Are we at a tipping point with regards to employer awareness of the importance of accessible technologies in the workplace? In the March 2016 PEAT Talks, Sharron Rush, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Knowbility, was optimistic that things are starting to change, and offered several tips for employers related to "usable accessibility."
We asked employers if their company uses online pre-employment testing as part of the hiring process. Results of our on-going poll are available below.
We asked people what they think the biggest barrier is to making online job applications accessible to people with disabilities. Results of our on-going poll are available below.
We asked companies if they use social media as part of the eRecruiting process. Results of our on-going poll are available below.
We asked people if their organization has an accessibility "point person." Results of our on-going poll are available below.
We asked people if their organization has a plan in place to make sure it is buying technology that is accessible to job applicants and employees with disabilities. Results of our on-going poll are available below.
We asked people if their organization is using accessible technology as part of its eRecruiting processes. Results of our ongoing poll are available below.
We asked employers and employees where they have experienced accessible technology issues in the workplace. Results of our ongoing poll are available below.
Is corporate America waking up to the idea that accessibility can be a business driver, not an added expense? In the February PEAT Talk, AudioEye's Dan Sullivan, a senior executive with 15 years of experience in HR, suggested this is already happening.
How do people with disabilities use the Internet to search for and apply for jobs? Daniel Ferro, senior interaction designer at Forum One, explores the ways that people with various disabilities interact with eRecruiting tools. His message to employers and HR professionals? "Don’t think of accessibility as a troublesome box you need to check—think about it in terms of your opportunity to connect with the best talent."
Welcome to the TalentWorks Resource Library. Below is a collection of all featured resources from each TalentWorks page. This also includes links to additional external resources that may be helpful as you refine your eRecruiting processes.
We encourage you to submit additional resources that will improve the accessibility of your peers' eRecruiting tools.
One of the most crucial ways to ensure that your eRecruiting tools are accessible is to ensure that you buy accessible technology in the first place. And if you're like most companies, you already have some of these purchases under your belt.
In today's job market, employers are increasingly using online tools to conduct pre-employment testing. Such tools are used to screen job applicants and can include testing of professional knowledge, cognitive ability, career skills, personality traits, soft skills, language proficiency, and more.
If you're like most employers, your top recruiting priority is to get great people into the talent pipeline—and more importantly, to keep them there. Unfortunately, a job applicant's first impression of a company is sometimes a long, complicated online job application that may or may not be accessible.
Imagine that the only thing standing between you and your dream applicant is an online job application that prevents the candidate from clicking the "next" button. It's a common scenario faced by many job seekers with disabilities, and inaccessible technology used during the hiring process is the root cause. Such issues can create employment barriers to qualified candidates and can cause you to miss out on potentially great hires.
View responses by key thought leaders and share your own.
View an archived walkthrough of TechCheck. Geared toward employers, this free, interactive tool helps organizations evaluate their accessible workplace technology efforts and find tools to develop them further.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CTIA—The Wireless Association® represents the wireless communications industry and has a history of leadership on mobile accessibility issues.
We recently spoke with CTIA's Matthew Gerst, director of state regulatory & external affairs, about CTIA's work in this area.
A key step in ensuring a an accessible workplace is to assess the information and communications technology (ICT) that you already have in place. This is an ongoing process that involves taking inventory of your existing technologies and making a plan to address any accessibility issues— either by working with the vendors who created the solutions you use or with your own internal IT developers.