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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. 

    Ernst & Young, LLP (EY) is a multinational professional services firm that provides assurance, tax, consulting, and advisory services to its clients. It employs more than 175,000 employees in more than 700 offices across the globe.

    The company has earned great praise for its diversity and inclusion practices and was recently ranked number one on DiversityInc's list of top employers for people with disabilities. That commitment to inclusion extends to accessible workplace technology, and PEAT recently spoke with Lori B. Golden, the firm's abilities strategy leader, to learn more.

    IBM is a global technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, the company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud, and consulting services.

    IBM has also been a leader in the accessible technology arena for more than 100 years, and in July 2014, it appointed Frances West as the company's first chief accessibility officer. PEAT recently talked with West about her new role and IBM's approach to accessibility.

    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.

    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.

    Robert "Bobby" Silverstein, one of the behind-the-scenes architects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reflects upon how the ADA is now increasingly playing a critical role in ensuring equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of information and communication technologies (ICT).

    "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 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    If you're an employer about to take a leap into an accessible workplace technology effort, you might be wondering where to begin. Join Jim Tobias for a hands-on walkthrough of TechCheck. This free, interactive resource helps organizations gain an overall picture of how well-developed their accessible technology efforts are—and find tools to develop them further.

    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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    Event Date: 
    October 23, 2015 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PDT

    Please join PEAT at the inaugural International Association for Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Conference in Henderson, NV. PEAT will present the findings from our nationwide Accessibility and Online Job Applications Survey, as well as our new TalentWorks tool. This new resource will launch this fall and will help employers and developers understand how to avoid common pitfalls and ensure better accessibility in the talent acquisition process. We hope to see you there!

    Event Date: 
    October 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

    Hosted by Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), this webcast will focus on the potential role of technology to enhance employment for people with disabilities in two ways – job and career path opportunities, and the creation of technology-based tools for facilitating productivity in select job tasks, including access to workplace communication channels.

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    PEAT is seeking stories that demonstrate the power of accessible technology in fueling the employment success of people with disabilities. If you are an employee with a disability or an employer with experiences to share in this area, please submit a short personal statement.

    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.