Telework and Accessibility

Many employers and employees have shifted to telework. PEAT is here to help with the transition to ensure your digital communications and platforms are as accessible as possible for everyone, including people with disabilities.

Telework and Accessibility Toolkit

Employers and employees are now relying heavily on digital technologies to conduct business, collaborate with colleagues, host virtual events, and recruit and hire employees. With digital devices, platforms, and documents becoming the primary methods used by individuals to execute work and engage in daily life, it’s more important than ever to prioritize digital accessibility.

Because technology changes rapidly, you’ll also want follow our explorations of how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and extended reality are impacting the future of work.

We’ve created the following resources to help equip employers with the information needed to ensure that the virtual workplace is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.

Digital Communication IconAccessible Digital Communications

Creating Accessible Content

Learn how create accessible digital materials by reviewing the following tipsheets:

Hosting Meetings and Presentations

Staff Training & Policies

Resources IconResources for Employees with Disabilities

  • Are you an employee with a disability, and perhaps setting up a remote workspace for the first time? Follow these action steps to get the workplace tools you need to be successful: “Accessibility and Employment: What People with Disabilities Need to Know.”
  • For some, conducting business from home may be a new adventure, while others are veterans of remote work. These “Tips for Being an Effective Teleworker” were designed with people with disabilities in mind, but provide information that can be useful to anyone who is transitioning to remote work

magnifying glass with person in itResources for Recruiting and Hiring Professionals

Communicate IconCommunicate Your Commitment

Once your company commits to increasing the accessibility of its workplace technology, it’s helpful to your organization and employees to strategically communicate that commitment, both internally and externally. Here’s how: