eNews · March 2020
We recently updated our resource exploring 175 DOJ settlement agreements addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to digital accessibility. Through these agreements, employers and other covered entities can understand DOJ priorities related to website and ICT accessibility and how to proactively comply with existing rules and guidance.
PEAT and leading HR blog Workology.com relaunched our Future of Work podcast, which explores how emerging technology trends in the workplace are impacting people with disabilities. New episodes include:
- Chancey Fleet discusses the future of assistive technology and what HR workplace leaders need to do to make their workplaces and businesses more inclusive and accessible.
- Joel Ward explores the current and future impact of X-reality (XR) on workplace training. As part of the discussion, Joel explains how the XR Access initiative is working to make virtual, mixed, and augmented realities accessible for people with disabilities.
The WeCount project is collecting nominations for inclusion challenges in data systems affecting PWD, including employment barriers. WeCount is working to tackle these problems by creating innovative machine learning strategies and addressing data gaps.
Alexandra Reeve Givens explores the new technology challenges employers face in reaching a diverse talent pool, and she suggests core questions for working with vendors of algorithmic tools.
Save the Date
WEBINAR Wednesday, March 18, 1:00 pm ET
Corinne Weible, PEAT and Tim Creagan, US Access Board will discuss accessibility standards and practical steps that federal agencies can use to ensure recruitment and outreach efforts are accessible for all job seekers with disabilities.
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.