Read posts about the adoption of accessible technology as part of everyday business practices from a variety of PEAT contributors.


Spotlighting Accessibility in the new NIST AI Risk Management Framework

Published: March 16th, 2023|

Overview In January 2023, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the highly anticipated Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework (AI RMF 1.0) and companion NIST AI RMF Playbook.1 Together, these resources establish voluntary national standards to address risks in the development and use of AI products and services. Some of these risks relate to the use of AI in the employment context, and if you follow our work here at PEAT, you know we are focused on ensuring that AI creates inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities and bias is reduced or mitigated whenever possible, especially in automated hiring tools. While developing the AI RMF, NIST called for public input, and PEAT contributed by sharing various resources, including content from our AI & [...]

Reduce Bias & Increase Inclusion in Your AI Hiring Technology

Published: March 9th, 2023|

Does your organization use artificial intelligence (AI) in your hiring process? If your organization uses tools to automate tasks, such as sorting through lists of skills on resumes or for something more complex such as tracking eye gaze during virtual interviews, then the tools are likely powered by AI. If you use AI in any stage of the hiring process, you need to make sure the technology increases inclusion and reduces bias against all candidates, including those with disabilities. To learn more about inclusive AI, you can read PEAT’s Disability-Led Innovation Report, which includes a checklist that you can use to procure and implement inclusive AI-enabled hiring technologies. Your organization can increase opportunities to tap into a large pool of [...]

Extended Reality & Mental Health Support

Published: May 2nd, 2022|

Did you know that your employees may already use extended reality (XR) tools for mental health support? Virtual, augmented and mixed reality (collectively known as XR) tools have many applications. Popular examples range from gaming to helping medical professionals train for complex procedures. However, as more experiences are created for XR technologies, mental health assessment and support are becoming more widely available. […]

Check Out PEAT’s axe-con & CSUN Slides

Published: April 7th, 2022|

The PEAT team presented at some exciting events during the month of March. If you attended and want a refresher or could not make it and would like to read what we shared, the slides are linked below. […]

What’s Happening in Inclusive XR

Published: January 4th, 2022|

The PEAT team recently participated in the ITIF Policy Forum and the inaugural XRA Limitless Futures conference. At these events, we shared thought leadership and resources surrounding inclusive extended reality (XR) in the workplace. While there are many areas to pay attention to when it comes to inclusive XR, three key takeaways stand out. […]

Nathan Cunningham Receives Government Rising Star Award

Published: December 13th, 2021|

The PEAT team is excited to share that Nathan Cunningham has received a Rising Star Award from the Government Innovation Awards. Nathan is a Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and has overseen the PEAT initiative since 2016. […]