EEOC Informal Discussion Letters Relating to Selection, Pre-Employment Inquiries, and Confidentiality

Office of Legal Counsel staff members at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wrote the following informal discussion letters in response to inquiries from members of the public. The selected letters discuss topics regarding workplace technology and employer obligations related to selection, pre-employment, and confidentiality. […]

2022-05-13T13:02:03+00:00Published: May 4th, 2022|Tags: , |

Equitable AI Hub & Spoke Model Infographic

An infographic that shows a conceptual hub-and-spoke model for implementing Equitable AI in your organization. At the center of the graphic is The Equitable AI Hub, which is surrounded by Advisors. Advisors include: the CEO, Board of Directors and Chief AI Ethics Officer. A concentric circle surrounding the Advisors outlines Champions. Champions are influential leaders who [...]

2022-05-04T21:07:15+00:00Published: October 2nd, 2021|Tags: |

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+00:00Published: July 21st, 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+00:00Published: April 29th, 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+00:00Published: March 12th, 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+00:00Published: March 8th, 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 [...]

2022-01-06T19:02:02+00:00Published: November 25th, 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+00:00Published: November 25th, 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+00:00Published: November 23rd, 2020|Tags: |