Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

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3 people icons with linked armsDisability is a natural part of the human experience and a dimension of diversity that crosses all communities. People with disabilities are a highly diverse group with lived experiences that overlap. Gender, race, class, sexuality, age and religion are all examples of an individual’s interlocking identities.

Identifying as both a person with a disability and another dimension of diversity can affect how someone thinks about their disability. It can also impact their ability to access resources, opportunities and support.

Employees should be able to express these interlocking identities confidently and ask for what they need to be successful at their jobs. It’s a best practice for organizations to consider Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) as interconnected strands rather than separate pieces.

Below are a few featured PEAT resources that highlight DEIA, as well as a continually updated list of our DEIA-related content. For more resources, visit our DEIA Employer Topics page.

Highlighted DEIA Resources

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Ways to Boost Inclusion in Your Workplace

Tips that will help you to create and maintain an inclusive work environment. This resource is part of PEAT’s Inclusive XR & Hybrid Work Toolkit.

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Neurodiversity & Intersectionality: A Disclosure Challenge Podcast Episode

Wesley Faulkner shares how being a person of color and having ADHD & dyslexia impacted disclosing his disability at work.

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PEAT’s AI & Disability Inclusion Toolkit

A Toolkit to help you use artificial intelligence (AI) enabled technologies in hiring and recruiting to reduce bias and lead to fair outcomes for people with disabilities.

Equitable AI Hub & Spoke Model Infographic

An infographic that shows a conceptual hub-and-spoke model for implementing Equitable AI in your organization. At the center of the graphic is The Equitable AI Hub, which is surrounded by Advisors. Advisors include: the CEO, Board of Directors and Chief AI Ethics Officer. A concentric circle surrounding the Advisors outlines Champions. Champions are influential leaders who promote the Equitable AI Initiative across your organization. These typically include Digital Accessibility, DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility), ERGs (Employee Resource Groups), Procurement, Legal, L&D (Learning & Development) and HR (Human Resources). A concentric circle surrounding the Champions shows [...]

Published: October 2nd, 2021|Tags: , |

AI Toolkit Overview

Purpose of this Toolkit Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced rapidly in recent years, moving from Research & Development (R&D) labs and startups into broader use. Organizations are using AI to screen job candidates, streamline the application process, monitor employee actions, and provide employee training. When not designed and implemented to consider diverse users, AI technologies can increase the risk of workplace discrimination, including for people with disabilities. Equitable AI refers to AI technologies that humans intentionally design, develop, and implement to result in more equitable outcomes for everyone, including people with disabilities. Organizations can adopt [...]

Published: June 14th, 2021|Tags: , , |