eNews · March 2019

News Briefs

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The Future of Privacy Forum recently released recommendations for companies and policymakers to incorporate privacy and accessibility by design into smart devices.

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Sheri Byrne-Haber offers suggested questions to ask when hiring an accessibility subject matter expert. Don’t miss her related article on Hiring an Accessibility Tester.

Disability IN: Your business partners in disability inclusion

The Disability:IN Autism @ Work Employer Roundtable recently published a detailed playbook for organizations looking to recruit and retain autistic candidates. This rich resource compiles best practices from leading companies, including EY, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, and SAP.

Save the Date

March 11-15, Anaheim, CA CONFERENCE

CSUN California State University Northridge

PEAT will present 2 sessions at CSUN19: “PEATworks.org: Accessibility Staff Training Resources for Employees” (Friday, 3/15 at 1:20 pm PT) and “Closing the Accessible Technology Skills Gap” (Friday, 3/15 at 2:20 pm PT).

May 13-16, San Francisco, CA HACKATHON

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PEAT is partnering with Web4All (W4A) to host a 2-day Accessibility Hackathon. Web4All is the premiere venue for accessibility research.

May 14-17, Naples, FL CONFERENCE

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PEAT will present a general session on accessible workplace technology at DEAM19. DEAM is the leading conference focused on HR recruitment and compliance.

In Focus

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PEAT Co-Director Josh Christianson recaps this year’s trade show from an accessibility perspective, highlighting how next-generation technology can transform the workforce and make it more inclusive for people with disabilities.

M-enabling Summit

Join PEAT at this annual conference for all who create and use accessible mobile ICT. M-Enabling will take place June 17-19 in Washington, DC.