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Podcast: The Role of Universal Design in Workplace Inclusion and Accessibility

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 30. Brook McCall, Director of the Tech Access Initiative at United Spinal Association, discusses the workplace technology challenges that people with mobility disabilities face. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people [...]

2020-07-14T13:34:49+00:00June 28th, 2020|Tags: , |

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Building an Accessible Digital Workplace With the rapid rise of telepresence, many workplaces are adjusting to a new way of doing business and considering how to enhance virtual experiences that boost productivity. Traditional office environments and meeting structures have transformed, with work activities and conferences shifted from in-person to virtual. As we come together to celebrate [...]

2020-12-17T05:09:29+00:00May 20th, 2020|Tags: , |

Exploring Tangible Pathways for XR Accessibility at the 2019 W3C Workshop

Lately, the PEAT team has met many people across industry and academia who are enthusiastically driving a new wave of (XR) technologies. This community’s commitment to accessible and inclusive XR solutions is essential, and we were excited to join a recent workshop in Seattle, Washington exploring these issues in depth. Hosted by the World Wide Web [...]

2020-09-15T20:47:34+00:00December 19th, 2019|

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comment on Options for Electric Car Warning Sounds

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently seeking feedback about whether drivers should have the ability to choose between a pre-set list of sounds that alert pedestrians to the presence of electric and hybrid cars when traveling at low speeds. The notice of proposed rulemaking also asks whether NHTSA should impose limits on [...]

2020-07-12T14:34:35+00:00September 6th, 2019|

Teach Access Study Away Engages Students to Help Build a Better Future

As I boarded the plane back to Seattle with my University of Washington classmates, I came to an important realization. During the past week of indelible conversations and uplifting activities, our thoughts about accessibility had shifted. Thanks to the Teach Access Study Away program, we had reframed our view of accessibility as a core root component [...]

2021-05-17T13:20:11+00:00June 19th, 2019|

W4A Accessibility Hackathon Sparks Awareness among Developers and Improvements to Key Tools

This year’s expanded 2-day Accessibility Hackathon at the Web for All (W4A) Conference was bigger and better than ever. PEAT hosted the event at the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in partnership with the DIAGRAM Center, a federally funded Benetech Global Literacy Initiative, and sponsorship from Microsoft. The event advanced workplace inclusion [...]

2020-09-25T15:02:15+00:00June 6th, 2019|

Survey on Workplace Tech for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University is conducting a survey to examine considerations for workplace technology and its use by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), such as autism and Down Syndrome. Individuals with I/DD and their family members, employers, and rehabilitation service providers (vocational rehabilitation counselors, transition coordinators, job [...]

2020-07-12T14:36:20+00:00March 6th, 2019|