eNews · June 2019
On January 17, the PEAT Think Tank met with leadership from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). PEAT has distilled a set of potential action steps from this meeting that DOL and others can use to prioritize emerging and prospective efforts around advancing accessible technology and employment.
PhD student Ather Sharif recounts how this year's program in Silicon Valley connected participants to the skills, knowledge, and networking contacts needed to build accessible technologies for the future.
- Employment Success for People with Disabilities with Jim Fruchterman, Benetech
- How Autonomous Vehicles Create a More Inclusive & Diverse Workplace with Amitai Bin-Nun, Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE)
- Making Our Cities Smarter & More Accessible with Megan Lawrence and Laura Ruby, Microsoft
- How to Create a Global Apprenticeship Program with Neil Milliken, Atos
This year’s expanded 2-day Accessibility Hackathon at the Web for All (W4A) Conference in San Francisco advanced workplace inclusion for people with disabilities by enhancing web-based tools, such as Jupyter Notebooks, with an accessibility mindset.
Investors representing more than $1 trillion in combined assets recently released a joint statement calling on companies in which they invest to foster inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities.
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ANNOUNCEMENT May 2-August 5
This free self-paced course for hiring managers and recruiters distills valuable lessons from leaders in inclusion, human resource (HR) professionals, and people with disabilities into four quick and engaging sessions. The curriculum includes PEAT’s own TalentWorks tool, which provides key resources to help employers make their eRecruiting technologies accessible.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology. To learn more, visit www.PEATworks.org.
This year's CSUN Conference highlighted the sharp rise of artificial intelligence (AI) into everyday life, charting both the challenges and great potential that AI holds from an accessibility perspective.