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What’s Happening in Inclusive XR

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. […]

2023-04-24T17:28:01+00:00Published: January 4th, 2022|Tags: , |

Nathan Cunningham Receives Government Rising Star Award

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. […]

2023-11-15T18:59:02+00:00Published: December 13th, 2021|Tags: |

Inclusive Apprenticeships: The Importance of Accessibility

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 [...]

2023-11-15T18:59:56+00:00Published: November 16th, 2021|Tags: , |

America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion

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, [...]

2023-04-21T19:52:44+00:00Published: October 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Digital Accessibility in the Workplace with EARN

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. […]

2023-11-15T19:33:30+00:00Published: June 28th, 2021|Tags: |

XR Access Forges Ahead

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. […]

2023-04-24T17:34:38+00:00Published: December 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

The PEAT Team is Honored with Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Award!

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. […]

2024-01-24T18:51:55+00:00Published: September 29th, 2020|Tags: |

AI for Good Shows Promise to Enhance Work Accessibility

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. […]

2024-01-10T17:22:55+00:00Published: September 14th, 2020|Tags: |

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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. […]

2023-11-15T19:14:48+00:00Published: May 2nd, 2020|Tags: |