PEAT Talks: Teaching Accessible eRecruiting as a Business Strategy

Learn how educational institutions are bridging the hiring gap for new graduates with disabilities by educating HR professionals online about common barriers to access. Rachel Kerrigan discusses how Perkins School for the Blind and Harvard Extension School have partnered to provide a free online course titled “Introduction to Inclusive Talent Acquisition” for hiring managers and recruiters. The curriculum includes PEAT’s own TalentWorks tool, which provides key resources to help employers make their eRecruiting technologies accessible. Recording date: January 19, 2017.


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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. To see upcoming events in this series, please visit our calendar.


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Rachel Kerrigan is the Community Resource Manager at Perkins School For The Blind. She manages the Perkins-Business Partnership, an alliance with Massachusetts employers committed to breaking down barriers to employment and expanding opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired.