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Policy Matters provides policy analysis and news regarding laws and regulations, court decisions, and government resources related to the accessibility of technology used in all aspects of employment.
TalentWorks is a 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. PEAT created the tool based on its national survey of people with disabilities, where 46% of respondents rated their last experience applying for a job online as "difficult to impossible."
Looking for a roadmap to ensure that the technology in your workplace is accessible to all employees and job seekers? You've come to the right place! This Action Steps toolkit is designed to help employers learn the what, why, and how of accessible workplace technology.
TechCheck is a powerful but simple tool to help employers assess their technology accessibility practices and find tools to improve them.
Implementing accessible technology in your workplace means buying accessible tech in the first place. This new resource helps employers and their purchasing staff build accessibility and usability into their information and communication technology (ICT) procurement processes.
What is Accessibility?
To understand what we mean by accessibility, it's helpful to try experiencing inaccessibility for a moment. Turn off your computer monitor and start typing. Use your phone from under a table where you can’t see it. Unplug your mouse and try to navigate your company website. Set the zoom level in your Internet browser to 500%, limiting the amount of content you can see at any one time. Unplug your speakers and watch a webinar without sound. Get the picture?
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.