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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to workers and workplace technologies.

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The ADA is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.

This Toolkit article highlights nondiscrimination provisions in the law that employers and employees should know when using technology in the workplace.

PEAT’s analysis of U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement agreements provides insight into the acceptable methods that DOJ has specified to implement digital accessibility.

This Toolkit article provides brief highlights from legislation governing nondiscrimination in employment, which could have implications for the use of AI hiring tools.

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AI Hiring Tools and the Law

The development of AI technologies is outpacing the evolution of regulations and standards that directly enforce the use of AI hiring tools. However, employers should proactively consider legal and equity concerns related to AI hiring tools before implementing these technologies in their organizations. Acting in accordance with existing [...]

Video Conversation: The Future of Work for People with Disabilities

The Future of Work for People with Disabilities A Video Conversation Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day In 2020, the move to virtual workstreams accelerated rapidly. McKinsey reports that the adoption of digital technologies sped up by several years in just 8 months—and that [...]

DOJ Settlements and Website Accessibility

As of February 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into 175 settlement agreements addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to ICT accessibility. Through these agreements, employers and other covered entities can understand DOJ priorities related to website and ICT accessibility and how to proactively comply with existing rules and guidance.

Podcast: What is the Future of Autism Hiring Programs?

Haley Moss, lawyer, author and co-host of the Spectrumly Speaking podcast series, discusses the future of autism hiring programs and their impact on the recruitment and retention of neurodivergent employees in the workplace. […]

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