Future of Work: Trends, Technology & Policy

The world of work is changing. As many as one in five workers now make up the “gig economy” of contingent and freelance work, and increasing numbers of employees are working remotely, either part or full time. Many of these workers rely on multiple technologies to stay connected to their employers, clients, and collaborators. Workplace technology is also changing, with live video, artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) now entering the workplace. But where do people with disabilities fit into these trends? With the help of some of our partners, PEAT has developed several resources that start conversations around what we can expect to see in the coming years when it comes to the future of work.

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    Exploring Tangible Pathways for XR Accessibility at the 2019 W3C Workshop

    Future of Work News and Top Trends

    Check out PEAT’s takeaways from a recent workshop hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that explored strategies for aligning XR platforms with inclusive design principles.

    Discussions on Artificial Intelligence Dominate HR Tech 2019

    Future of Work News and Top Trends

    HR Tech is one of the top global events showcasing emerging technologies and tools transforming the human relations (HR) industry. This year, platforms utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) continued to trend, with new focus on mitigating bias and ensuring that AI tools can align with corporate goals for diverse and inclusive hiring.

    MAVRIC Conference Spotlights XR’s Potential

    Future of Work News and Top Trends

    The recent MAVRIC conference showcased momentum for using X-Reality (XR) to improve people's lives, including people with disabilities.

    Podcast: Creating Authentic & Inclusive Experiences for Your Workforce

    eRecruiting Future of Work News and Top Trends

    In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Frances West joined PEAT to discuss how companies can use inclusion in their business to drive disruptive innovation. Frances formerly served as IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer and is the founder of FrancesWestCo.

    Podcast: Making Artificial Intelligence Inclusive for Hiring and HR

    eRecruiting Future of Work News and Top Trends

    Dan Nichols discusses how Candidit is using artificial intelligence to built a hiring platform based around inclusive talent competencies to reduce bias and better match employers to candidates with the specific skills they need.

    Podcast: Data Visualization Accessibility for Employees, Teams, & Leaders

    eRecruiting Future of Work News and Top Trends

    Doug Schepers discusses sonification and other innovative methods of making charts, graphs, and maps more interactive and accessible to all users, including people with disabilities.