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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2023 Broadband Equity Think Tank Report

Published: September 20th, 2023|

On July 20, 2023, the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hosted a virtual Think Tank on Defining Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Technical Assistance (TA) & Resources for State Programs. The Think Tank’s goal was to help states build inclusive State Digital Equity Plans that serve the needs of people with disabilities and members of other covered populations that are named in the Digital Equity Act of 2021 who have historically experienced lower rates of internet and computer usage. Read the Broadband Equity Think Tank Report to learn more.

2023 AI in Hiring Think Tank Report

Published: May 31st, 2023|

On April 17, 2023, we hosted a virtual Think Tank on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in hiring. The goal of this Think Tank was to begin creating an Inclusive Hiring Profile based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF). […]

Spotlight on Digital Equity

Published: May 2nd, 2023|

At PEAT, we are passionate about ensuring that workers across the country have access to the digital tools they need to succeed. Digital tools at work include everything from strong broadband connections to artificial intelligence (AI) that reduces bias in the hiring process. […]

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. 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. […]