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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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 [...]

2020-12-17T04:41:05+00:00November 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+00:00November 25th, 2020|Tags: |

Video: 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. The Service to the Citizen Award [...]

2020-12-07T18:59:47+00:00September 28th, 2020|

Become an Apprentice

Become an Apprentice If you're eager for a high-skilled, high-paying career, check out the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Finder as well as the Apprenti website to get started. DOL.gov/Apprenticeship If you're eager for a high-skilled, high-paying career, the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Finder can match you with employers seeking to build and train a qualified workforce. [...]

2020-07-13T17:02:59+00:00July 12th, 2020|

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Building an Accessible Digital Workplace With the rapid rise of telepresence, many workplaces are adjusting to a new way of doing business and considering how to enhance virtual experiences that boost productivity. Traditional office environments and meeting structures have transformed, with work activities and conferences shifted from in-person to virtual. As we come together to celebrate [...]

2020-12-17T05:09:29+00:00May 20th, 2020|Tags: , |