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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America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion

Published: October 25th, 2021|

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). If you are a worker with a disability or an employer of someone who has a disability, you likely already know the unique considerations and often under-recognized benefits that stem from employing people with disabilities. According to Accenture, companies who hire people with disabilities earn 28% higher revenue, two times the net income, and 30% higher economic profit margins than their peers. […]

5 Takeaways from the XR Access Symposium Report 

Published: July 21st, 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

Published: June 28th, 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

Published: December 3rd, 2020|

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!

Published: September 29th, 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

Published: September 14th, 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. […]