Telework and Hybrid Workplaces2023-12-07T14:16:18+00:00
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Telework and Hybrid Workplaces

Learn how accessible technologies can support inclusive telework and hybrid workplaces.

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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.

XR technologies have the potential to create a positive and immersive experience for all employees. In hybrid workplaces, remote employees use XR tools to virtually work alongside colleagues who are in an office, allowing for seamless collaboration.

Some employers report using surveillance tools because they fear that remote work lowers productivity. However, research consistently shows the opposite is true.

Broadband can create new opportunities for disabled people to succeed at work. With a reliable internet connection, they can work from home, tap into digital accommodations, and enhance their digital skills.

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Automated Surveillance Can Create Barriers for Workers with Disabilities

Employers are adopting new surveillance technologies to monitor and rank how employees move and behave on the job. However, this trend may create barriers for workers with disabilities and other underrepresented groups, undermining Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) goals. Surveillance technologies can result in negative workplace cultures and even cause legal issues for the employers who use them.

What are Surveillance Technologies?

In the workplace context, surveillance technologies are tools that monitor employees at work, including by automatically tracking employee productivity, attentiveness, movement, and other metrics. Employers might use this information to make decisions about task management, advancement, and even termination.

How to Bridge Different Access Needs

Meeting the access needs of your employees is key to building an inclusive workplace. But what should you do if different individuals with disabilities request accessibility practices that seem to conflict with one another? Addressing competing requests can be challenging because a perfect solution [...]

How the Design of Immersive Environments Impacts Inclusion

Work environments are becoming more immersive by using extended reality (XR) technologies. XR technologies include virtual, augmented and mixed reality, all of which provide new ways for people to meet, connect and work in different environments. […]

Augment Employee Learning with XR

Extended reality (XR) technologies can help employees customize their job training and retain more of what they learn.  […]

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