PEAT Talks: The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII)
Today, the ability to use ICT technologies is a core element of most jobs, but many applications and websites aren't accessible to everyone. But what if users could invoke and use the access features they need anywhere, anytime, on any device? The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) is a software and service enhancement to our broadband infrastructure designed to make access simpler, more inclusive, available everywhere, and more affordable. In this webinar, Raising the Floor's Gregg Vanderheiden discusses how and why they are building this new global infrastructure, and the potential it has to impact the employment of people with disabilities. Original recording date: September 15, 2016.
PEAT Talks is a monthly virtual speaker series to showcase organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace. Held the third Thursday of every month at 2pm ET, these events are designed to be energetic and interactive discussions highlighting a spectrum of exciting work. Featured speakers will deliver a 10 to 15 minute talk and then field questions from attendees. To see upcoming events in this series, please visit our calendar.
Gregg Vanderheiden is the director of the Trace Research & Development Center, a pioneer institute in the field of technology and disability. He co-directs Raising the Floor and an international consortium of over 50 companies and organizations building the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).