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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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. […]

Inclusive Apprenticeships: The Importance of Accessibility

Published: November 16th, 2021|

Apprenticeship programs provide participants with opportunities to learn in-demand skills, earn a competitive wage and work with their mentors to sharpen their skill sets to enter into well-paying jobs in growing industries including clean energy, IT, cybersecurity, healthcare, and more. In fact, apprentices enrolled in an apprenticeship program can increase their lifetime earnings by almost $100,000 to more than $235,000, according to a 2021 report by the Urban Institute. […]

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. […]