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PEAT:  The Future of Work Newsletter
March Newsletter

ODEP Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

This year, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Visit ODEP's 20th Anniversary webpage and read more about what’s to come for the future of work for people with disabilities: 

PEAT's Bill Curtis-Davidson Led Session at SXSW 

This week, PEAT’s Bill Curtis-Davidson hosted the session, “Disability-Led Innovation in Future Workplaces” at SXSW to explore the #FutureOfWork and how we can ensure people with disabilities are able to contribute their knowledge, skills, and experience toward the design of emerging tech. 
 

PEAT Co-Directors Presented at CSUN 

We hosted two timely sessions at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Co-director Corinne Weible led “Inclusive Telework, Today and Tomorrow,” to help attendees learn how to make telework more accessible. (You can download the slides.) Bill Curtis-Davidson led the session "Future Workplaces Enabled by Inclusive Extended Reality” with fellow presenters Elizabeth Hyman of XR Association and Mike Shebanek of Facebook.  

New Telework Resources 

Check out the new resources we added to PEAT's "Telework and Accessibility Toolkit." The toolkit helps employers ensure their virtual workplaces are accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities. 

XR Access Case Study 

PEAT released a new case study on XR Access, a companion piece to our "Accessibility Playbook for Emerging Technology Initiatives." The case study offers an in-depth look at best practices and lessons learned from XR Access that helped inform the Playbook's strategies. Read the case study here


Zero Project Award  

PEAT, along with our partners at the State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED), are recent recipients of the Zero Project Award. Last month, leaders from both initiatives presented at the 2021 Zero Project Award Conference to share their efforts to support the development of accessible technology. Once the video is available, we will share it on our social media channels. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
Future of Work Podcast

Learn more about how to create meaningful career opportunities for neurodiverse job seekers. Listen and read the transcript of our most recent Future of Work podcast - Building Neurodiverse Talent Pools with Jhillika Kumar, Founder and CEO of Mentra. 

Upcoming Events

M-enabling Virtual Leadership Webinar 

On April 21st M-enabling will host a half day virtual event exploring “The Acceleration of Innovation in Inclusive Virtual Workplaces for Persons with Disabilities” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. PEAT’s Bill Curtis-Davidson will speak on the panel, “How Digital Accessibility Innovation Will Drive New Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.” Learn more about the event

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