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    Live recording of the webinar "Employers & Accessible Technology: The What, Why, and How." The webinar was recorded on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. 

    Live recording of the webinar "Designing for the Future: Building Accessible Technology for the Workplace." The webinar was recorded on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Presenters discussed the numerous advantages to developing and marketing technology products that are accessible to users with disabilities—or better yet, products that are universally designed. View the archived webinar below to learn why accessibility matters to your company, your workplace, and your customers.

    Live recording of the webinar "Powering Up Your Employment Potential Through  Accessible Technology" originally recorded on Friday, September 26, 2014.

    If you're a person with a disability and a user of technology, you are in a powerful position to help shape the accessibility of your current or future workplace.  Join PEAT’s guest speakers to learn how to advocate for the adoption and promotion of accessible technology and why accessibility matters in the workplace.

    Transcript from "Powering Up Your Employment Potential Through Accessible Technology - What People With Disabilities Need to Know," which explores how people with disabilities can advocate for accessible technology in their workplaces and the benefits of doing so, for them and all employees. This webinar was recorded on Friday, September 26, 2014. Speakers included:

    • Richard Crespin (Moderator), CEO, CollaborateUp and Senior Fellow, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    • Loren Mikola (Session Chair), Project Director, PEAT
    • Zuhair Mahmoud, Information Technology Specialist, Technology , The Library of Congress
    • Lucy Greco, Web Accessibility Evangelist , IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration, University of California, Berkeley
    • Ken Harrenstien, Software Engineer, Google

    On August 6, PEAT hosted its first public webinar, "Employers and Accessible Technology: The What, Why, and How." Presenters shared important information for employers on ensuring that the technology in their workplaces is accessible to all employees, including those with disabilities. The nuts and bolts webinar included a basic primer on accessible technology and its relevance to employers and their bottom line. View an archived version of the September 6, 2014 webinar.

    On September 3, PEAT hosted the second event in its kickoff webinar series, "Designing for the Future: Building Accessible Technology for the Workplace." Presenters discussed the numerous advantages of developing and marketing technology products that are accessible to users with disabilities—or better yet, products that are universally designed. Attendees learned why accessibility matters to their  company, their workplace, and their customers.

    Live recording of the webinar "Expanding What it Means to Be Accessible: Addressing the Workplace Technology Needs of Users with Cognitive Disabilities." The webinar was recorded on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

    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.

    Live recording of the PEAT Talk with Neil Giacobbi, Executive Director of Public Affairs at AT&T held on June 18, 2015. Giacobbi spoke about the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge, a three-month global software development competition designed to create new innovations that improve the lives of people living with disabilities.

    Social media is a key tool for employers today to attract talent and promote their brand. In this live recording, founder Dennis Lembree discusses the inclusive Twitter application Easy Chirp (link is external), which provides the ability to "tweet" accessible images. This innovation has won several awards, including the 2014 FCC Chairman’s Award for the Advancement in Accessibility.

    Live recording of a discussion with Adam Streets about GettingHired (link is external)’s accessible platform for job seekers, and the feedback the company has received from job seekers on the application process.

    "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) is an increasingly popular policy and practice in workplaces today. In this recorded webinar, Dana Marlowe, Accessibility Partners LLC (link is external), discusses the accessibility advantages BYOD can offer for both employers and technology users.

     

    Event Date: 
    September 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

    This webinar will discuss best practices for testing Portable Document Format (PDF) files for accessibility and, in particular, for compliance with federal Section 508 Standards.

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