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DOJ Confirms Websites are Covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released a significant statement clarifying that digital accessibility is covered by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). DOJ has implemented a series of rules since 1991, and as of May 2016, had entered into 171 settlement agreements addressing ICT accessibility. […]

2020-09-25T14:05:13+00:00Last updated: September 25, 2020|

Interested in a Career in Accessible Tech? Check Out Teach Access Study Away

This past summer, the inaugural Teach Access Study Away program brought together faculty, industry partners, and 26 students from four universities to explore the field of accessibility in Silicon Valley. The mission of Teach Access is to build a foundation of accessibility knowledge at the higher education level to ensure that current students gain the knowledge [...]

2020-09-25T15:15:25+00:00Last updated: September 25, 2020|Tags: |

The Technology Angle of Autism-Focused Hiring Initiatives

From Think Tank meetings to conferences, PEAT has heard from many businesses that actively seek strategies to recruit people with disabilities into their workforces. Businesses are increasingly aware that people with disabilities bring many important assets to the company, but they’re often unsure of where to start. An exciting development in the recruitment of employees with [...]

2020-09-25T15:09:11+00:00Last updated: September 25, 2020|

PEAT Talks Recap: Facebook and the Accessible Workplace

Facebook is one of the most widely used social media platforms in the world; it now has more than one billion daily users and more than two billion monthly users. Usage of Facebook has also grown from a way for people to connect with each other socially to utility as a professional networking and workplace productivity [...]

2020-09-16T01:38:26+00:00Last updated: September 16, 2020|

Accessible Technologies: The Search is On

If you're an employer—in any industry—who is getting ready to issue a solicitation for technology products or support, or to talk to specific vendors about what they can offer, a little background research can help you identify the accessibility barriers and solutions for the products you are seeking. What you discover can then be incorporated into [...]

2020-12-07T18:47:23+00:00Last updated: December 7, 2020|

GSA’s Got Some New Tools for You

Section508.gov, the federal government’s website for IT accessibility, just got a facelift, and it’s awesome. What’s different, you ask? Well… everything. If you haven’t visited our site in a while, you might be surprised. […]

2020-09-16T02:22:35+00:00Last updated: September 16, 2020|

6 Ways to Make Your Careers Site More Accessible

Employers committed to diversifying their applicant pools and improving their candidate experience need to be aware of problems that applicants with disabilities may have when they try to access careers sites, job portals and electronic applications. […]

2020-09-24T11:46:56+00:00Last updated: September 24, 2020|

Forecasting the Future of Accessibility at Work: A Recap of CSUN 2018

It wouldn’t be March without the annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, hosted by the Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). The PEAT team joined thousands of accessibility enthusiasts from around the globe in San Diego to exchange insights about the progress of accessibility efforts in technology and business, and to learn what is [...]

2020-09-16T02:08:19+00:00Last updated: September 16, 2020|Tags: |