Video: Chike Aguh Keynote, 2021 XR Access Symposium

The Keynote Address from the 2021 XR Access Symposium, presented by Chike Aguh (Chief Innovation Officer, US Department of Labor) with an introduction from Bill Curtis-Davidson (Co-Director, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology or “PEAT”) […]

2021-07-21T19:49:24+00:00Last updated: July 21, 2021|

SXSW 2021 PanelPicker Session: Disability-Led Innovation in Future Workplaces

Imagine a global economy that actively works to level the playing field across race, gender and class, and which also considers disability, the one dimension of diversity that crosses all others. How can we inclusively design technologies like AR and AI, that will power future augmented workplaces, so we don’t exclude [...]

2021-05-04T15:14:56+00:00Last updated: May 4, 2021|

CSUN 2021

PEAT hosted two timely sessions at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.  Co-directors Corinne Weible and Bill Curtis-Davidson led “Inclusive Telework, Today and Tomorrow” to help attendees learn how to make telework more accessible.  Bill Curtis-Davidson also led the session "Future Workplaces Enabled by Inclusive Extended Reality” with fellow presenters Elizabeth Hyman of XR Association and Mike Shebanek of Facebook. Download slides for Telework Today [...]

2021-03-12T18:50:10+00:00Last updated: March 12, 2021|

Webinar: Physical Environment/Ergonomics

As we know from our everyday experience, the environments, products and services we use at home, work and in our community are not always designed to suit all people.  As COVID-19 has disrupted most of the world’s workplace environments, it's important that we pay attention to our home work physical environment.  Participants will gain knowledge about principles of universal design and practical strategies to make [...]

2021-03-11T17:23:45+00:00Last updated: March 11, 2021|

Making Web Content Accessible

Today’s content management systems (CMS) have made the process of updating a website easier than ever. However, this also means that many different people may be involved in uploading and editing your site’s content. While the average employee doesn’t need to know the nuts and bolts of digital accessibility, anyone involved with the website needs to [...]

2020-12-17T04:41:05+00:00Last updated: December 17, 2020|Tags: |

Writing Accessible Emails

Email is a primary way of connecting with new and existing audiences, so you’ll want to ensure that the messages you send are accessible. Luckily, the process for making emails accessible for people with disabilities is similar to making any other document accessible. Text-only emails sent from a personal email client are simpler from an accessibility [...]

2020-12-17T04:41:05+00:00Last updated: December 17, 2020|Tags: |

Making Documents Accessible

Word processing documents must be designed so that people with and without disabilities can easily access and edit them. In particular, people who are blind, people with low vision, and people with dyslexia may use a screen reader or Braille device to navigate the document. […]

2020-11-23T19:44:19+00:00Last updated: November 23, 2020|Tags: |

Video: Lydia X. Z. Brown on the Potential of Accessible Workplace Technology

Lydia is Policy Council for the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Director of Policy, Advocacy, and External Affairs at the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network. In this video interview, Lydia dives into the accessibility of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) and the implications of AI and machine learning for people with disabilities. Video transcriptPEAT. Building [...]

2021-05-19T21:04:53+00:00Last updated: May 19, 2021|Tags: |