PEAT Talks: Facebook and the Accessible Workplace

Thursday, June 21, 2pm ET

In recent years Facebook has become a tool for professional networking and on-the-job workplace productivity through its enterprise collaboration software, Workplace. In this webinar, Director of Accessibility Jeff Wieland and Director of Policy Monica Desai discuss why and how Facebook has made accessibility a priority.
Topics include:

  • Facebook’s ethos around accessibility

  • What accessibility groups Facebook is involved with and initiatives they support

  • Summary of accessibility for Workplace by Facebook

  • Summary of available accessibility tools and features on Facebook

  • How accessibility features have provided benefits for all

Original recording date: June 21, 2018


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PEAT Talks is a virtual speaker series to showcase organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace. To see upcoming events in this series, please visit our calendar.


Jeff Wieland headshot

Jeff Wieland is Director of Accessibility at Facebook. He started the Accessibility Engineering team, which is responsible for embedding accessibility into Facebook's engineering, design, and research processes and infrastructure. This enables Facebook to create experiences that are usable by people with disabilities.


Monica Desai ​ ​


Monica Desai is a director of global public policy at Facebook, where she focuses on issues involving online communications service providers and our video products. Prior to joining Facebook, Monica spent over a decade at the Federal Communications Commission, including service as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, which develops policies in connection with accessibility issues, and as chief of the FCC’s Media Bureau.