Webinars

PEAT regularly holds webinars throughout the year, including our monthly PEAT Talks speaker series, which showcases energetic and interactive discussions with organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace. Our webinars are always free (preregistration required).

Miss a recent webinar? The archived video, transcript, and presentation slides will be posted approximately 1-2 weeks following the event date.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Event Date: 
December 15, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
EST

Images are used on websites for many different functions, and each require a different approach for accessibility. Join Gian Wild for detailed demonstration, discussion, and Q&A about how to ensure your images are both accessible and usable for people with disabilities.

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Event Date: 
January 19, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 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 will join PEAT to discuss 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.

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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.

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Archived Webinars

Event Date: 
November 17, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EST

Jenny Lay-Flurrie, the Chief Accessibility Officer of Microsoft, shares valuable guidance on creating a workplace culture focused on access and inclusion. Learn from Jenny's insights on key strategies to encourage employees at every level to embrace and promote accessibility and take away best practices to apply to your workplace.​

Event Date: 
November 09, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
EST

In order to ensure that your eRecruiting materials and other website content is accessible, it’s essential that your website include properly formatted tables. In this webinar, Gian Wild of Accessibility Oz provides a hands-on demonstration of coding and sequence requirements for both data tables and layout tables, and the easy way to determine the difference between table types​

Event Date: 
October 20, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EDT

Maria Town, Senior Associate Director for the White House Office of Public Engagement, discusses the important work that the current Administration has done to promote the use of accessible technology in workplaces nationwide. 

Event Date: 
September 15, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EDT

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.​

Event Date: 
August 18, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EDT

In this webinar Rob Sinclair, President of the IAAP Global Leadership Team, discusses the mission of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and how its recently announced merger with G3ict will help encourage the growth of a worldwide accessibility profession.​

Event Date: 
July 21, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EDT

Must employers make web-based employment information and services accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities? Bobby Silverstein discusses of how the ADA applies to accessible workplace technology, and how policy developments in 2016 may impact this issue.

Event Date: 
June 16, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EDT

Do you post job openings on Twitter and Instagram, or use LinkedIn to vet candidates? Today, 79% of job seekers use social media to locate job opportunities. In this webinar, digital marketer Eliza Greenwood explores steps to ensure that your social media recruiting efforts for active and passive talent can successfully reach candidates with disabilities. ​

Event Date: 
May 19, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EDT

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the organizers and winners of the international WWW+W4A Accessibility Hackathon met to discuss the innovations that resulted from the event.

Event Date: 
April 21, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EDT

Interested in why accessible eRecruiting tools make sense, and how to implement? Join Denis Boudreau, senior web accessibility consultant for Deque, to learn the simple steps that web developers and designers can take to ensure that job seekers with disabilities are not excluded from employment opportunities.

Event Date: 
April 05, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
EDT

Project Director Josh Christianson and Lead Strategic Consultant Joiwind Ronen demonstrate TalentWorks, PEAT's free online tool for employers and human resources professionals that helps them ensure their online job applications and other eRecruiting technologies are accessible to job seekers with disabilities. Originally recorded April 5, 2016.

Event Date: 
March 17, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EDT

Sharron Rush, co-founder and Executive Director of Knowbility, explains the importance of user testing to ensure that workplace technologies are truly accessible.

Event Date: 
February 18, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EST

Dan Sullivan, Vice President of Sales at AudioEye, talks about the return-on-investment for employers who embrace accessible technology that benefits all users.

Event Date: 
January 21, 2016 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EST

Universal design allows us to develop content and experiences that are inclusive of the widest possible audience. In this recorded webinar, Sina Bahram discusses how Prime Access Consulting (PAC) has worked with museums, universities, and corporations to successfully apply universal design principles to help advance digital accessibility for a variety of clients.

Event Date: 
November 19, 2015 -
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EST

BizAbility founders Ted Drake, Principal Engineer at Intuit, and JJ Meddaugh, President of AT Guys, introduce this new, community-driven resource for business owners with disabilities and entrepreneurs to find the accessible tools they need to build and run their business effectively.

Could your company’s social media recruitment practices be inadvertently screening out qualified candidates with disabilities? In our June PEAT Talk, digital marketer Eliza Greenwood discussed the simple steps you can take to ensure that your messaging is reaching a full audience.