TechCheck Walkthroughs: Assess the Accessibility of Your Workplace Technology
Assessing the Accessibility of Your Workplace Technology—A TechCheck Walkthrough
Jim Tobias has more than thirty years experience in accessible and usable technology in both public and private sectors. He has focused on how technologies are designed and used in education, employment, and civic participation, for seniors and people with disabilities.
If you're an employer about to take a leap into an accessible workplace technology effort, you might be wondering where to begin. It's a question we're often asked by people who understand the "why" behind accessibility, but who are daunted by the "how." But getting started is actually pretty simple. It's all about assessment—taking stock of your workplace ICT and the systems and processes you have in place to implement accessible technology practices.
PEAT's TechCheck tool is a free, interactive resource that helps organizations gain an overall picture of how well-developed their accessible technology efforts are—and find tools to develop them further.
In addition to the archived webinar available below, PEAT provides regular online walkthroughs of TechCheck throughout the year. Attendees will:
- Enjoy a guided virtual tour of TechCheck and an interactive Q&A session in a small-group setting;
- Walk through the steps involved in assessing the current state of one's accessible workplace technology policies, determining goals, and creating a plan for reaching them;
- Learn the benefits of building or fine-tuning an accessible workplace technology initiative;
- Have the option of completing TechCheck during the webinar in real time. Those who do so—either during the webinar or afterward—will receive a Readout detailing how well developed their accessibility effort is, with links to suggestions for making improvements.
Archived TechCheck Walkthrough
Live recording of the webinar "Assessing the Accessibility of Your Workplace Technology—A TechCheck Walkthrough" The webinar was recorded on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.