Building the Future of Work

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What is PEAT?

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Our mission is to foster collaborations in the technology space that build inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities. Our vision is a future where new and emerging technologies are accessible to the workforce by design.

Only 40.6% of adult job seekers with disabilities are in the labor force, compared to 77.8% of those without disabilities. This is a staggering gap in workforce participation that inclusive technologies can help close.

Data reflects information collected in April 2024. View the most up-to-date statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.

We Help Build an Accessible Workplace of the Future

We foster digital accessibility in the workplace and a vision for “Why” and “How” to create accessible emerging technologies. Learn more about our work in artificial intelligence, extended reality (XR), and autonomous vehicles.

We Provide Inclusive Resources & Tools

Creating accessible emerging technologies involves a wide range of stakeholders. We create resources for employers, employees, technology leaders, and others on their journey toward inclusion.

We Build & Support Communities

We play an active role in innovative communities that are creating an accessible workplace of the future. We advise the XR Access and Teach Access initiatives, and we lead the PEAT Think Tank.

Learn More About PEAT

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Supporters

PEAT is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and managed by federal contractors at Wheelhouse Group, a Cadmus Company.

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PEAT Staff

Martina Fongyen

Julie Jean-Louis

Project Lead

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Martina Fongyen

Engagement Lead

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Bill Curtis-Davidson

Bill Curtis-Davidson

Co-director

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Alexa Huth

Lex Huth

Director of Communications

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Josh Christianson

Senior Associate

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