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When it comes to the accessibility of web pages, web applications and web tools, most people turn to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the internationally recognized standards developed and maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). In order to help technology providers and employers understand the basics of WCAG and other related accessibility standards, PEAT spoke with the W3C's Shawn Henry, who leads their worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility.
Dan Sullivan, Vice President of Sales at AudioEye, talks about the return-on-investment for employers who embrace accessible technology that benefits all users.
Online hiring practices have made it increasingly easy to apply for a job—unless you’re a person with a disability, that is. Senior Web Accessibility Consultant Denis Boudreau explores the problem of why the employment rate of Americans with disabilities has continued to drop for the last 25 years, and how web designers and developers hold a key to improving the situation.
Sharron Rush, co-founder and Executive Director of Knowbility, explains the importance of user testing to ensure that workplace technologies are truly accessible.
Transcript of PEAT Talks: Accessibility and the Seven Principles of Universal Design webinar with Sina Bahram held on January 21, 2016.
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.
Join Knowbility to discuss what employers should know about accessibility user testing. Participants can join the real-time Twitter conversation by following and tagging their posts with the hashtag #PEATtalks.
>>Hello, and welcome to PEAT Talks, the virtual speaker series from the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology. On every third Thursday of the month, PEAT Talks showcases various organizations and individuals whose work and innovations are advancing accessible technology in the workplace. My name is Christa Beal. I’m a member of the PEAT team and I’ll be hosting this today’s talk.
As businesses compete to attract talented, skilled employees, it’s important to make sure that artificial barriers aren’t blocking their path. In this cautionary tale, Sassy Outwater explains how employers may be missing out on top candidates when their online hiring and recruiting systems aren't accessible.
Hello and welcome to PEAT Talks, the virtual speaker series from the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology. On every third Thursday of the month, PEAT Talks showcases various organizations on individuals whose work and innovations are advancing accessible technology in the workplace. My name is Christa Beal. I'm a member of the PEAT Team and I'll be hosting today's talk.
Join PEAT and Denis Boudreau (@dboudreau), senior web accessibility consultant for Deque, for a twitter chat on building accessible online recruiting and hiring systems. Participants can join the real-time Twitter conversation by following and tagging their posts with the hashtag #PEATtalks.
Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu discusses his takeaways from meeting with the great Stevie Wonder and hundreds of other dedicated leading accessibility "stars" at last month's International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN). As he notes, "our commitment to accessible technology is about basic civil rights, as well as the collective productivity of America’s workforce...employers, technology vendors and tech users with disabilities must all work together to raise awareness and educate one another about accessible workplace technology issues, most of which can be easily solved."
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking public comments on their proposed updates to Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act.
The EEOC's April 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding its proposed updates to Section 501 includes many implications related to accessible technology and employment.
Good afternoon everybody. It's 2:00 o'clock so we're going to go ahead and get started. Hello, and welcome to our webinar today, introducing the new PEAT resource TalentWorks. We're very excited you've joined us. My name is Josh Christianson. I'm the project director of PEAT, and I'm joined today by Joiwind Ronen, who has been involved with PEAT in a variety of roles for a few years now and played an instrumental role in developing TalentWorks, and she will be giving us a tour of the resource a little bit later.
Join PEAT for the panel discussion "Enterprise Strategies for Inclusive Work Environments: Uncovering Human Capital" at the annual M-Enabling Summit. This session will explore methods and case studies of leading companies fully engaged in accommodating and promoting persons with disabilities in their workforce by leveraging the latest technologies.
Join PEAT to share successes and chat about next steps to ensure that workplace technology is accessible to people with disabilities at all stages of the employment lifecycle. WWW+W4A Accessibility Hackathon judges Greg Gay and Svein-Tore Griff With will lead this month’s chat, which will serve as a prelude to this month's upcoming PEAT Talk with the hackathon winners.
One of the great promises of technology is that it can, and should, open the doors for people with disabilities to participate in the workplace by eliminating barriers. But when Deque web accessibility consultant and strategist Denis Boudreau investigated the basic accessibility of five top job hunting sites, the results were grim.