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Updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2

An update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is here. On October 5, 2023, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) officially released version 2.2 of WCAG. Due to the evolving digital landscape, these guidelines and standards must be reviewed and refreshed to ensure they address current needs. This is why [...]

2023-11-29T19:44:15+00:00Published: November 29th, 2023|Tags: , |

Accessibility in State Digital Equity Plans

Infusing State Broadband Planning with Inclusion and Accessibility What are State Digital Equity Plans? State Digital Equity Plans are a requirement for any State that receives funding from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is managing this program to provide $60 million to fund the development of Digital [...]

2023-11-29T19:36:17+00:00Published: November 22nd, 2023|Tags: , |

2023 Broadband Equity Think Tank Report

On July 20, 2023, the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hosted a virtual Think Tank on Defining Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Technical Assistance (TA) & Resources for State Programs. The Think Tank’s goal was to help states build inclusive State Digital Equity Plans that serve [...]

2023-11-15T18:28:48+00:00Published: September 20th, 2023|Tags: |

2023 AI in Hiring Think Tank Report

On April 17, 2023, we hosted a virtual Think Tank on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in hiring. The goal of this Think Tank was to begin creating an Inclusive Hiring Profile based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF). […]

2024-01-10T15:49:37+00:00Published: May 31st, 2023|Tags: , |

How to Bridge Different Access Needs

Meeting the access needs of your employees is key to building an inclusive workplace. But what should you do if different individuals with disabilities request accessibility practices that seem to conflict with one another? Addressing competing requests can be challenging because a perfect solution is not always clear. […]

Elements of Procuring & Tailoring AI Systems to Reduce Bias

Graphic description A circular graphic that shows the Elements of Procuring & Tailoring AI Systems to Reduce Bias. The graphic is meant to help company leadership understand the most inclusive ways to procure and tailor AI recruiting and hiring systems to reduce potential bias. The center of the circle reads ‘Elements of Procuring & [...]

2023-04-21T16:40:25+00:00Published: October 25th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Podcast: Attract Top Talent with Inclusive Hiring Practices

Meryl Evans, accessibility expert and LinkedIn Top Voice in Disability Advocacy 2022, discusses the top small steps that hiring managers can take to impact inclusion in talent acquisition. Companies often miss opportunities to hire skilled workers because of barriers in the hiring process. Sharing her own experiences as a person who is deaf, Meryl offers tangible [...]

Creating a Truly Inclusive Workplace: A Conversation Between Colleagues with Disabilities

Four colleagues at Wheelhouse Group, who lead the PIA & PEAT initiatives as prime contractors, come together to discuss their personal experiences as employees with disabilities. Based on their lived experiences as individuals with mental health disabilities, visual impairment and substance use disorder, they offer their advice on what employers and fellow team members can do [...]

Equitable AI Hub & Spoke Model Infographic

An infographic that shows a conceptual hub-and-spoke model for implementing Equitable AI in your organization. At the center of the graphic is The Equitable AI Hub, which is surrounded by Advisors. Advisors include: the CEO, Board of Directors and Chief AI Ethics Officer. A concentric circle surrounding the Advisors outlines Champions. Champions are influential leaders who [...]

2023-12-06T21:58:28+00:00Published: October 2nd, 2021|Tags: , |