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PEAT:  The Future of Work Newsletter
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Celebrate #NDEAM

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!
Check out this list of ways you can commemorate NDEAM each day in October. Be sure to follow PEAT on LinkedIn or X, formerly Twitter, for an October full of ideas for increasing digital equity and accessibility in your workplace.

Broadband Equity Think Tank Report

On July 20, 2023, the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hosted a virtual Think Tank on Defining Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Technical Assistance (TA) & Resources for State Programs. The Think Tank’s goal was to help states build inclusive State Digital Equity Plans that serve the needs of people with disabilities and members of other covered populations that are named in the Digital Equity Act of 2021 who have historically experienced lower rates of internet and computer usage.

Read the Think Tank Report
Future of Work Podcast

Increasing Digital Equity & Internet Access in Georgia

Oneisha Freeman, Digital Connectivity Manager at the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) and Nikhil Deshpande, Chief Digital Officer for the State of Georgia, share why access to reliable high-speed internet is critical and how you can make inclusion and accessibility a core part of your organizational culture.

Listen to the podcast now

Q: I need the basics here – where should I start with digital accessibility in my organization?

There are so many entry points to ensuring your workplace is more inclusive – especially regarding technology. Start with something you can turn into a regular practice, like making your emails accessible or checking the accessibility of your presentations. Once you start, you will discover more ways to use technology to increase the accessibility of your workplace.

Upcoming Events

M-Enabling Summit 2023 Tuesday Panel

  • Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Panel: Is AI a Friend or a Foe? Managing AI Applications in the Organization for Equity and Inclusion
  • Session Chair: Bill Curtis-Davidson, Co-Director, PEAT
  • Panelists:
    • Christopher Land, Senior Accessibility Technical Program Manager, Oracle
    • Bianca Prins, Global Head of Accessibility, ING Global Business Accessibility
    • Susan Scott-Parker, OBE, HonD, Founder, Business Disability International
  • Learn more about the Is AI a Friend or a Foe panel

M-Enabling Summit 2023 Wednesday Panel

  • Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • Panel: Disability-Inclusive Risk Management for AI Hiring Technologies
  • Session Chair: Bill Curtis-Davidson, Co-Director, PEAT
  • Panelists:
    • Eyra Abraham, ForHumanity Certified Auditor (FHCA) – Disability Inclusion & Accessibility and Steering Committee Member, AAPD Start Access
    • Ryan Carrier, Executive Director & Founder, ForHumanity
    • Patrick Hall, NIST AI RMF Contributor & Assistant Professor, The George Washington University
  • Learn more about the Disability-Inclusive Risk Management for AI Hiring Technologies panel

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