eNews · October 2016

Save the Date

Thursday, October 20, 2pm-2:30pm ET WEBINAR

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Please join Maria Town, Senior Associate Director for the White House Office of Public Engagement, for a celebratory webinar in honor of NDEAM. Learn more about the important work that the current Administration has done to promote the use of accessible technology in workplaces nationwide, and find out how you can promote diverse workplaces year-round.

Wednesday, November 9, 2pm-3pm ET WEBINAR

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In order to ensure that your eRecruiting materials and other website content is accessible, it’s essential that your website include properly formatted tables. Gian Wild of Accessibility Oz will provide a hands-on demonstration of coding and sequence requirements for both data tables and layout tables, and the easy way to determine the difference between table types. 

Thursday, November 17, 2pm-2:30pm ET WEBINAR

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Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer of Microsoft, will share valuable guidance on creating a workplace culture focused on access and inclusion. Learn from Jenny's insights on key strategies to encourage employees at every level to embrace and promote accessibility and take away best practices to apply to your workplace.​

In Focus

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Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu discusses why an inclusive mindset is critical for building both productive workplaces and technology innovations—and why it's important that as many people as possible help DOL and PEAT brainstorm ideas for advancing accessible workplace technology by participating in the national dialogue.


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Perkins School for the Blind and Harvard Extension School have partnered to provide a free online course titled “Introduction to Inclusive Talent Acquisition” for hiring managers and recruiters. The curriculum includes PEAT’s own TalentWorks tool, which provides key resources to help employers make their eRecruiting technologies accessible.