PEAT Calendar: Upcoming Events

Event Date: 
October 01, 2019 (All day) to October 31, 2019 (All day)
Event Type: 
Announcement

The Right Talent Right Now: NDEAM 2019 poster depicting people with disabilities at workNational Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) takes place annually each October.

Event Date: 
October 17, 2019 (All day)
Event Type: 
Announcement

The Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology is a premier event that brings together respected leaders in technology, education, policy alongside disability advocates and allies to explore innovative technology solutions and promising practices to promote quality of life outcomes for people with cognitive disabilities and their families. This in-person event will take place in Denver, CO.

Event Date: 
November 01, 2019 (All day)
Event Type: 
Announcement

Established by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the new EDI Award recognizes federal contractors who go above and beyond to recruit, hire, retain, and advance individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

In addition to being recognized for excellence in disability inclusion, EDI Gold Award recipients will receive a three-year moratorium from OFCCP compliance evaluations.

Interested federal contractors can submit their nominations by Friday, November 1, 2019.

Event Date: 
November 21, 2019 - 2:00 pm EST
Event Type: 
Announcement

In 2015, the National Health Interview Survey found that 23.7 million Americans, which is about 10% of the population, have trouble seeing. Audio description is a critical accommodation for these viewers.

For many people, audio description remains a bit of a mystery. 

In this webinar, James Herndon (Technical Writer and Accessibility Consultant at Equal Entry) will dive into what audio description is and teach the best practices for writing your own descriptions. You'll learn what to describe and when to describe. 

This webinar will cover:

Event Date: 
November 26, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Event Type: 
Webinar

The Acquisition Lifecycle supports the accomplishment of every agency’s mission. It provides processes which help agencies procure, validate, and deploy accessible Information and Communication Technology (

Event Date: 
June 09, 2020 - 2:00 pm EDT
Event Type: 
Webinar

Working 9 to 5 isn’t the only way to make a living anymore, and workplace policies related to when and where work is performed continue to evolve to allow employees the flexibility that is needed to be productive at work and also manage personal and disability-related needs. Workplace programs that allow for telework and flexible work schedules can enable all employees to balance work and non-work responsibilities. These programs can also normalize workplace flexibility, making the need to request disability-related accommodations a non-issue.