Upcoming Webinar

Accessibility & Accommodations: How Employers & HR Professionals Can Prepare for Emerging Tech in the Workplace

Thursday, May 20, 1pm EST

Emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual and augmented reality (XR), will shape the workplace of the future. They will change how organizations hire, train, and support employees, including those with disabilities. Join Microsoft, the Partnership on AI, PEAT, and the Job Accommodation Network on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) to learn how employers and HR professionals can help plan for an accessible workplace of the future.

Update: This live webcast is now full. Check the link below following the event to access the video recording, slides, and transcript.

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Technology can and should break barriers for people with disabilities in the workplace. Let’s ensure that the future of work is born accessible.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI holds tremendous workplace potential, but also risks related to privacy, ethics, and bias. Learn more about Artificial Intelligence.

Autonomous Vehicles (AV)

Accessible AVs could create equitable access to transportation and employment. Learn more about Autonomous Vehicles.

Extended Reality (XR)

XR is changing the way we interact with the world around us—and the future of work. Learn more about Extended Reality.

Digital Accessibility

Are your company’s virtual doors open to everyone? If the technology you use isn’t accessible, you could be missing out on top talent. Learn more about Digital Accessibility.

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Future of Work Podcast

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Using Technology to Bridge the Disability Employment Gap

Charlotte Dales, CEO of Inclusively, discusses the potential of algorithm-based networking tools to transform how employers reach candidates with disabilities, mental health conditions, and chronic illness.

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Video: Disability-Led Innovation in Future Workplaces

This SXSW 2021 session explores the #FutureOfWork and how we can ensure people with disabilities are able to contribute their knowledge, skills, and experience toward the design of emerging tech.

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FEATURED TOOLKIT

Telework and Accessibility Toolkit

Telework and Accessibility

Resources to help equip employers with the information needed to ensure that the virtual workplace is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities

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Explore PEAT’s Workplace Accessibility Toolkits

Staff Training

Find detailed guidance for training employees across your organization with the accessibility knowledge they need, specific to their role.  Learn more about our Staff Training Resources.

TalentWorks

The online resource that helps employers and human resources (HR) professionals make their eRecruiting technologies accessible to all job seekers—including those with disabilities. Learn more about TalentWorks.

Buy-IT!

This procurement guide for employers and their purchasing staff helps ensure that the ICT you buy and implement works for as many people as possible. Learn more about Buy-IT!.

Policy Matters

Policy analysis and news regarding laws and regulations, court decisions, and government resources related to the accessibility of technology used in all aspects of employment. Learn more about Policy Matters.

Featured Resources

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Model Procurement Language for ICT

Employers and others can add the following procurement language to contracts with product vendors to enhance the accessibility of purchased or licensed products.

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How is the Department of Justice (DOJ) Addressing Website and ICT Accessibility?

Explore 175 settlements addressing how the ADA applies to digital accessibility. Through these agreements, employers and other covered entities can understand DOJ priorities and how to proactively comply with existing rules and guidance.

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Checklist for an Accessible Virtual Meeting & Presentation

Use this checklist to make sure your virtual meetings and presentations are accessible.

About the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Our mission is to foster collaborations that make emerging technologies accessible. To support workplaces in using inclusive technologies that engage the skills of employees with disabilities. To build a future that works.

Learn More About PEAT