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PEAT:  The Future of Work Newsletter
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Get the Latest on AI and Inclusive Hiring

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to our ePolicyWorks National Online Dialogue on Making Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hiring Tools More Inclusive. The ePolicyWorks team is creating a Dialogue Report to publish in the coming months.

Your input informs our effort to build a Profile on Inclusive Hiring based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF). We are crafting this Profile to help employers incorporate accessibility and disability inclusion when they decide to use AI hiring technology. Our plan is to launch the Profile this summer – watch this space for updates!
Community News

Read the New DOJ Rule on Web Information Accessibility

On April 24, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an important update to its regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This rule ensures that web and app-based services, programs, and activities offered to the public by state and local government entities are accessible.

Learn About Accessible Immersive Captions

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Immersive Captions Community Group has published its report, Recommendations for accessible captions in 360 degree video. PEAT’s Director, Bill Curtis-Davidson, is a W3C Immersive Captions Community Group member. He contributed to the report alongside community leaders and experts in the inclusive technology space. Read PEAT’s article to learn more about the captions report.

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 16, 2024, is the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day, also known as GAAD. Visit the GADD website to learn more, find events happening in person and virtually, and get ready to celebrate!

Follow ODEP on LinkedIn

Are you interested in learning more about timely topics and trends in disability employment? Then you should check out the new LinkedIn page from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Follow it today to get regular updates and engage in important conversations about issues impacting the employment of people with disabilities.
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“Just like AI can be trained to make decisions, bias can also be trained in these processes.” - Adonis Wooten-Herron, North American Recruiting Lead for Women’s Initiatives, Persons with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ at Accenture.

Listen to Adonis discuss inclusive hiring on the Future of Work Podcast.
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Q: Are AI recruiting and hiring tools even worth using? I’m worried about the risks.


A: Yes! In many cases, artificial intelligence-enabled technology can support job seekers and your HR or hiring teams. The technologies just need to be built and used with inclusion in mind. Using AI-powered technology like voice-activated chatbots, tools that remove ableist language from job descriptions, or platforms that provide captioning for virtual interviews can actually make your hiring process more inclusive. However, you should always involve humans when you use AI. Humans need to check AI’s work and ensure it makes suggestions, not decisions.
Upcoming Events

SHRM24

  • The Annual Conference and Expo of the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Session: Operationalizing Risk Management for AI Hiring Technologies
  • Speaker: Bill Curtis-Davidson, Director, PEAT
  • Learn more about PEAT’s SHRM presentation
PEAT is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

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12/12/2023 – AI & Broadband Equity
10/04/2023 – NDEAM