Team & leadership

Your accessibility team should have representatives from all your internal stakeholder organizations, and have all the skills and resources you'll need. Your team also needs some high-level visibility, and in-the-trenches leadership for day-to-day management.

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. 

Facebook’s Director of Accessibility Jeff Wieland and Director of Global Policy Monica Desai recently joined PEAT to discuss why and how Facebook has made accessibility a priority.

In the tech industry, the investment that drives innovation is talent. Today, more and more tech companies are discovering a proven strategy for building a highly skilled workforce to grow and to thrive: apprenticeship programs. Combining classroom instruction with on the job training, apprenticeship programs can help your company bring new and more diverse talent into the workplace.

PEAT is partnering with Apprenti to build bridges between the technology industry and inclusive apprenticeship programs. Combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs can help companies quickly bring new and more diverse talent into the workplace—including people with disabilities.

Mark Penicook explores Capital One’s efforts to integrate accessibility awareness across their internal brand and to establish enterprise-wide accessibility standards and best practices.

EvoXLabs founder Ather Sharif discusses his experiences in making tech-focused workplaces more inclusive, from building technology solutions to how and why EvoXLabs developed a partnership with Access Computing at UW that connects students with disabilities with mentors and internships in tech.

Shea Tanis, Associate Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, led a discussion of why technology and information access is a critical right for everyone, and how technology solutions are changing employment opportunities for people with cognitive disabilities. 

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), W4A Conference Chair Vivienne Conway recounts the top trends emerging from the global conference Web For All 2017: The Future of Accessible Work. 

 

Read spotlight interviews with various experts in the area of employment, technology and accessibility.