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    Self-driving cars show exciting promise to address existing barriers for people with disabilities traveling to and from work—as long as developers incorporate accessibility into these technologies from the start.

    Event Date: 
    December 11, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

    This webinar is focused on strategies to improve coordination between the public workforce system and employers to help businesses overcome barriers to recruiting, hiring, and training individuals with disabilities.

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    As part of our Future of Work series, PEAT has been exploring how coming technology and policy trends may impact people with disabilities at work. The following interview explores the growing gig or freelance economy.

    By Bobby Silverstein, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC

    The following document is background information I compiled for an interview with PEAT about the policy implications for people with disabilities participating in the gig economy.

    The information below reflects my own research and analysis and does not represent the views of PEAT, the Department of Labor, or any other agency or organization. This background information should not be construed as providing legal advice; readers need to consult with their own attorney. 

    Event Date: 
    June 21, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    In recent years Facebook has become a tool for professional networking and on-the-job workplace productivity through its enterprise collaboration software, Workplace. In this webinar, Director of Accessibility Jeff Wieland and Director of Policy Monica Desai will discuss why and how Facebook has made accessibility a priority.​

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    The world of work is changing. As many as 1 in 5 workers now make up the “gig economy,” and technologies such as live video, artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) are entering the workplace. This new series of podcasts and related resources explores how these emerging trends are impacting people with disabilities.