PEAT Blog

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

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5 Takeaways from the XR Access Symposium Report 

Last updated: July 22, 2021|

What if a construction company could use virtual reality to train employees on worksite hazards from the safety of a conference room? Or an expert wind turbine technician could use augmented reality to guide on-site technicians through repairs, despite being in a different country? […]

Digital Accessibility in the Workplace with EARN

Last updated: June 28, 2021|

Did you know companies that hire people with disabilities earn 28% higher revenue, have twice the net income, and have 30% higher economic profit margins than their peers? To ensure this underrepresented talent pool can succeed within your organization, you need to focus on accessibility. […]

XR Access Forges Ahead

Last updated: August 17, 2021|

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies (collectively called XR) have advanced in the last decade, but some developers have overlooked accessibility in their designs. XR Association (XRA) worked with members of XR Access, including people with disabilities, to address this challenge. […]

The PEAT Team is Honored with Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Award!

Last updated: November 3, 2020|

On September 24, 2020, Dorris Consulting International’s Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Awards program convened a virtual national award ceremony. This ceremony officially honored Michael Reardon, Dr. Scott Michael Robertson, and Nathan Cunningham of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) for their work leading the PEAT initiative. […]

AI for Good Shows Promise to Enhance Work Accessibility

Last updated: September 15, 2020|

Rapid technological change and fresh thinking now fuel the development of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software applications in industries across America and other countries worldwide. These software applications could help to increase access to job opportunities in high-growth fields, mitigate systemic barriers, and foster inclusion. […]

IAAP & PEAT Free Webinar Series: Accessible Remote Working Environments

Last updated: October 7, 2020|

In response to the rapid demand for telework, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT), the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of G3ict, are offering a series of free webinars as resources to support remote working accessible environments. […]