eNews · April 2016

Save the Date

April 21, 2pm-2:30pm ET WEBINAR

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We are pleased to welcome Denis Boudreau, senior web accessibility consultant for Deque. Denis will be talking about why accessible eRecruiting tools make sense and the simple steps that web developers and designers can take to ensure that job seekers with disabilities are not excluded from employment opportunities.

May 19, 2pm-2:30pm ET WEBINAR

GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day) logo, a keyboard and cord surrounding the letters

During this special installment of our monthly speaker series, the winners of the WWW+W4A Accessibility Hackathon will present their innovations to help us mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The event, sponsored by Google Montreal and PEAT, challenged participants to take a popular web-based product used widely in workplaces and schools and make it accessible to all users.

In Focus

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As businesses compete to attract talented, skilled employees, it’s important to make sure that artificial barriers aren’t blocking their path. In this cautionary tale, Sassy Outwater explains how employers may be missing out on top candidates when their online hiring and recruiting systems aren't accessible.

Photo of Gabrielle Nagle

While new technologies have broken down countless barriers for individuals with disabilities, job hunting online continues to be fraught with accessibility-related obstacles that the general population may not even realize exist.  And as GettingHired's Gabrielle Nagle discusses, inaccessible eRecruiting doesn’t just affect the job seeker, but also the employer. Because when your eRecruiting applications don’t work for everyone, you may be missing out on some of the most seasoned, motivated talent in the marketplace.