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The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is seeking your input on a new study to guide the development of the certification of Procurement Specialist in Accessibility. The survey will close on December 31, 2019.

Jessica Miller-Merrell convening a panel on AI fairness as it relates to women.

HR Tech is one of the top global events showcasing emerging technologies and tools transforming the human relations (HR) industry. This year, platforms utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) continued to trend, with new focus on mitigating bias and ensuring that AI tools can align with corporate goals for diverse and inclusive hiring.

MAVRIC Conference 2019 logo which includes the theme: "Achieving Measurable Results with XR" and the date: September 17-18, in Washington, D.C.

The recent MAVRIC conference showcased momentum for using X-Reality (XR) to improve people's lives, including people with disabilities.

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 the number of sounds that manufacturers may install.

Group portrait of approximately 50 people, including students and adults.

Ph.D. student Ather Sharif recounts how this year's Teach Access Study Away program in Silicon Valley connected participants to the skills, knowledge, and networking contacts needed to build accessible technologies for the future.

Three people smiling and standing: man on left, women in center, man on right holding white cane.

This year’s expanded 2-day Accessibility Hackathon at the Web for All (W4A) Conference in San Francisco advanced workplace inclusion for people with disabilities by enhancing web-based tools such as Jupyter Notebooks with an accessibility mindset.

How Will AI Impact Fairness in Society? 1. Better assistive technologies 2. New ways to interact with mainstream technology 3. Important decisions being made or guided by AI systems [at right, icons with labels: Employment, Education and testing, Loans and morgages, medical treatment]

This year's CSUN Assistive Technology Conference highlighted the sharp rise of artificial intelligence (AI) into everyday life, charting both the challenges and great potential that AI holds from an accessibility perspective.

The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University is conducting a survey to examine considerations for workplace technology use by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The deadline is June 30, 2019.

Josh Christianson stands next to Accessibility Roundtable sign in front of staircase

By prioritizing accessibility here and now, CES 2019 highlighted how next-generation technology can transform the workforce and make it more inclusive for people with disabilities (PWD).

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released a significant statement clarifying that digital accessibility is covered by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).