Public policy & law

Many laws and public policies cover accessibility in the workplace; understanding them can provide your initiative with motivation and guidance.

WIOA and Accessible Technology: A Digital Access Primer for American Job Centers (PEAT)

Designed for internal staff presentations within AJCs, this ready-to-share presentation deck is a perfect tool to train staff on WIOA and accessible technology best practices.

 WIOA and Accessible Technology: A Digital Access Primer for American Job Centers

For those who follow the world of web accessibility, this year brought a big development—the first public draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (

AJCs can use this handy one-pager to reference ICT accessibility best practices related to websites, online systems, and other tools.

This fact sheet offers AJCs an “at-a-glance” overview of the tech-related implications of WIOA, and where to find assistance in meeting accessible ICT responsibilities.

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People with cognitive disabilities have an equal right to technology and information access. Learn more about this official statement by a coalition of disability organizations and individuals, and how interested parties can sign on to endorse it.

This guide helps American Job Centers ensure that their websites, online systems and courses, and applications are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, as required by the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Employers and other entities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title V of the Rehabilitation Act can add the following procurement language to contracts with product vendors to enhance the accessibility of purchased or licensed products.

An infographic titled "Community Info" with a map of the United States on which the 10 states with active dialogue participants are highlighted. The infographic also summarizes participation, including 39 ideas posted, 266 votes, 130 comments, 213 users.
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Training Tools for Procurement. Description follows.
Collaborate with Advocacy and Employer Organizations. Description follows.
Accessible Technology Awareness. Description follows.

This national crowdsourcing event generated numerous ideas for PEAT and DOL to consider, from educating IT procurement staff to refreshing market research to synchronizing government action around tech accessibility.