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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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. […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Published: May 2nd, 2020|

As we come together to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), let’s reflect on the current and future state of accessibility for people with disabilities. […]

IAAP & PEAT Free Webinar Series: Accessible Remote Working Environments

Published: April 6th, 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. […]

CES 2020: It’s personal. Have you heard?

Published: March 6th, 2020|

As in previous years, CES 2020 showcased promising technologies for expanding employment success for people with disabilities in the workplace. This year, one exciting difference we noticed among many of the next-generation technologies on display was a greater focus on creating technology to optimize and personalize spaces for a wide range of users. […]

PEAT and Our Partners Brief U.S. Senate on Website Accessibility

Published: February 6th, 2020|

Last month, PEAT was excited to join a U.S. Senate staff briefing on “Improving Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities,” which was sponsored by Senators Bob Casey and Amy Klobuchar. In collaboration with the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and partners, we provided Senate staff with concrete ideas for how to improve the accessibility of their websites and digital tools for visitors and employees. […]

Survey on Accessibility Procurement Job Tasks

Published: December 6th, 2019|

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is seeking your input on a new study. IAAP plans to better define the knowledge and skills required of a procurement specialist responsible for acquiring accessible information and communication technologies (ICT). They are looking for insights from professionals who are actively involved in procuring accessible ICT goods and services. The results of this survey will help to guide the development of the certification of Procurement Specialist in Accessibility. The survey will close on December 31, 2019. […]

Discussions on Artificial Intelligence Dominate HR Tech 2019

Published: November 6th, 2019|

The HR Technology Conference & Exposition (HR Tech) is one of the top global events showcasing emerging technologies and tools transforming the human relations (HR) industry. This year, platforms utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) continued to trend at HR Tech. The conference also infused a new focus on mitigating bias and ensuring that AI tools can align with corporate goals for diverse and inclusive hiring. […]

MAVRIC Conference Spotlights XR’s Potential

Published: October 6th, 2019|

X-Reality (XR) is an emerging technology that has frequently come across PEAT’s radar this year. XR, an umbrella term, comprises virtual, augmented, immersive, and mixed reality technologies that can critically shape how we perform activities in workplaces and other life settings. Thinking about the potential impact of XR, consider how it will afford greater opportunities for virtual training, telepresence, and object visualization for work tasks. PEAT is thus excited about the promise of XR and passionate about ensuring its usage supports full accessibility for people with disabilities. […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comment on Options for Electric Car Warning Sounds

Published: September 6th, 2019|

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently seeking feedback about whether drivers should have the ability to choose between a pre-set list of sounds that alert pedestrians to the presence of electric and hybrid cars when traveling at low speeds. The notice of proposed rulemaking also asks whether NHTSA should impose limits on the number of sounds that manufacturers may install. […]