Future of Work Podcast

Creating a Truly Inclusive Workplace: A Conversation Between Colleagues with Disabilities

Creating a Truly Inclusive Workplace: A Conversation Between Colleagues with Disabilities

May 18, 2022 | Tags: , ,

Four colleagues at Wheelhouse Group, who lead the PIA & PEAT initiatives as prime contractors, come together to discuss their personal experiences as employees with disabilities. Based on their lived experiences as individuals with mental health disabilities, visual impairment and substance use disorder, they offer their advice on what employers and fellow team members can do […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Neurodiversity & Intersectionality: A Disclosure Challenge

Podcast: Neurodiversity & Intersectionality: A Disclosure Challenge

March 23, 2022 | Tags: , , ,

Wesley Faulkner, Head of Community at SingleStore, shares how being a person of color and having ADHD & dyslexia impacted disclosing his disability at work. He also reveals his vision for the inclusive workplace of the future. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Delivering Accessible Results Requires Lasting Solutions, Not Shortcuts

Podcast: Delivering Accessible Results Requires Lasting Solutions, Not Shortcuts

Lainey Feingold, Disability Rights Attorney, shares how HR professionals can work toward real inclusion while involving people with disabilities in every step and avoiding quick-fix pitfalls. Click here for transcript

Podcast: DEIA Driven by AI

Podcast: DEIA Driven by AI

Jeffrey Brown, Diversity and Inclusion Research Fellow at the Partnership on AI, discusses strategies for using AI-enabled recruiting technologies in ways that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) priorities. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Captioning the XR-Infused Workplace

Podcast: Captioning the XR-Infused Workplace

November 23, 2021 | Tags: ,

Christopher Patnoe, Head of Accessibility and Inclusion for EMEA at Google, shares his perspectives on emerging issues in accessible technology. He delves into hot topics, including how to handle immersive captioning in virtual reality and the need to recognize that traditional accommodations may not be the optimum solution for hybrid workplaces. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Recovery Powered by Inclusion

Podcast: Recovery Powered by Inclusion

October 18, 2021 | Tags: ,

Susan Mazrui, Director of Global Policy for AT&T, discusses the importance of accessible workplace technologies and how a commitment to accessibility and inclusion can help employers navigate the implications of long COVID as we shift to an increasingly hybrid workplace. Original publication date: October 18, 2021 Click here for transcript

Podcast: AI and Workplace Inclusion

Podcast: AI and Workplace Inclusion

August 24, 2021 | Tags: ,

John Robinson, President and CEO of Our Ability, discusses how harnessing the power of AI technology can improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Click here for transcript

Podcast: How Remote Internships Can Bridge the Disability Employment Gap

Podcast: How Remote Internships Can Bridge the Disability Employment Gap

July 15, 2021 | Tags: ,

Ahva Sadeghi and Paula Mora, founders of Symba, discuss how companies can increase their access to a diverse talent pool through remote internship and apprenticeship programs. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Ethics and Bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology

Podcast: Ethics and Bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology

Merve Hickok, Founder of AIethicist.org, discusses the risks employers carry when they use AI-enabled technology in HR and the questions they should ask vendors to avoid bias and discrimination. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Using Technology to Bridge the Disability Employment Gap

Podcast: Using Technology to Bridge the Disability Employment Gap

April 19, 2021 | Tags: ,

Charlotte Dales, CEO of Inclusively, discusses the potential of algorithm-based networking tools to transform how employers reach candidates with disabilities, mental health conditions, and chronic illness. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Disability-Led Innovation in Future Workplaces

Podcast: Disability-Led Innovation in Future Workplaces

March 25, 2021 | Tags: , ,

Business strategist Jonathan Kaufman discusses how disability–the dimension of diversity that crosses all others–offers an innovative framework for the future of work to help businesses gain a competitive advantage. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Building Neurodiverse Talent Pools

Podcast: Building Neurodiverse Talent Pools

December 10, 2020 | Tags: ,

Jhillika Kumar, Founder and CEO of Mentra, discusses how to create meaningful career opportunities for neurodivergent job seekers. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Exploring the ROI of Diversity and Equity

Podcast: Exploring the ROI of Diversity and Equity

October 29, 2020 | Tags: ,

Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN, discusses the positive impact of disability employment and inclusion on business’s bottom line. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Accessibility Solutions For Employees

Podcast: Accessibility Solutions For Employees

October 1, 2020 | Tags: ,

Mike Hess, Founder and Executive Director of the Blind Institute of Technology, discusses the positive impact of accessibility solutions for both employees and employers. Click here for transcript

Podcast: What is the Future of Autism Hiring Programs?

Podcast: What is the Future of Autism Hiring Programs?

September 2, 2020 | Tags:

Haley Moss, lawyer, author and co-host of the Spectrumly Speaking podcast series, discusses the future of autism hiring programs and their impact on the recruitment and retention of neurodivergent employees in the workplace. Click here for transcript

Podcast: What Department Should Oversee Accessibility at Your Company?

Podcast: What Department Should Oversee Accessibility at Your Company?

August 28, 2020 | Tags: ,

Pina D’Intino, organizational accessibility specialist and Founder of Aequum Global Access, Inc., discusses the oversight of technology accessibility and accommodations for persons with disabilities in the workplace. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Making Workplace Digital Communication Accessible

Podcast: Making Workplace Digital Communication Accessible

August 20, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Justin Herman, Global Head of Public Sector for Twilio, discusses the critical role emerging technologies play in making the workplace inclusive and accessible. Click here for transcript

Podcast: ADA Anniversary: What Does the Future Look Like for People with Disabilities at Work?

Podcast: ADA Anniversary: What Does the Future Look Like for People with Disabilities at Work?

July 23, 2020 | Tags:

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 32. Josh Christianson and Jessica Miller-Merrell highlight predictions made by Future of Work podcast guests regarding anticipated changes resulting from emerging technology and the impact on the workplace and workforce of our future. Click here for transcript

Podcast: Understanding Workplace Accessibility Technology Testing

Podcast: Understanding Workplace Accessibility Technology Testing

July 14, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 31. Hadi Rangin, Information Technology Accessibility Specialist for Accessible Technology Services (ATS) at the University of Washington, discusses the importance of accessibility testing in the technology procurement process. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.​ Click here for transcript

Podcast: The Role of Universal Design in Workplace Inclusion and Accessibility

Podcast: The Role of Universal Design in Workplace Inclusion and Accessibility

June 28, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 30. Brook McCall, Director of the Tech Access Initiative at United Spinal Association, discusses the workplace technology challenges that people with mobility disabilities face. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Accessibility, Training and Job Creation

Podcast: Accessibility, Training and Job Creation

June 10, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 29. Shane Kanady, Vice President of Workforce Development at Source America, discusses challenges people with disabilities face around finding work, including technology concerns. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.​ Click here for transcript

Podcast: The Value of VR for Training and Employee Development

Podcast: The Value of VR for Training and Employee Development

May 28, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 28. George Karalis, Senior Product Manager at STRIVR discusses the value of Virtual Reality for Training and Employee Development and STRIVR’s commitment to making VR training accessible. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Creating VR Workplace Training Programs for People with Disabilities

Podcast: Creating VR Workplace Training Programs for People with Disabilities

May 15, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 27. Assistive Technology Specialists Chris Baumgart and Meagan Little of Imagine! Colorado discuss how they have worked with employers to create successful virtual reality (VR) workplace training programs for people with disabilities. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Making the Virtual Workplace Accessible

Podcast: Making the Virtual Workplace Accessible

April 30, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 26. Josh Christianson, Co-Director of PEAT, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology, discusses how employers can make the virtual workplace accessible. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.​ Click here for transcript

Podcast: Eliminating Algorithmic Bias in Hiring and Employment

Podcast: Eliminating Algorithmic Bias in Hiring and Employment

April 23, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 25. Steve Feyer, Director of Product Marketing for Eightfold AI, a leading HR technology company focused on talent acquisition and management, discusses their approach to reducing algorithmic bias and the steps that employers can take. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Protecting People with Disabilities Against Discrimination with AI in Employment

Podcast: Protecting People with Disabilities Against Discrimination with AI in Employment

April 21, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 24. Alexandra Reeve Givens, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Technology, Law and Policy at Georgetown University, discusses how employers need to be aware of both the benefits and potential liabilities associated with using AI in the hiring process, particularly regarding the recruitment and interviewing process for people with disabilities. This podcast […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: How to Find and Select Accessible Workplace Technology

Podcast: How to Find and Select Accessible Workplace Technology

March 30, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 23. Gregg Vanderheiden, Executive Director of the Trace R&D Center at the University of Maryland and Co-Director of Raising the Floor, discusses how employers can find and select accessible workplace technology. Gregg also introduces us to Morphic, an innovative operating system extension that makes assistive technologies and settings show up on […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: How Employers Can Create Jobs for People with Disabilities

Podcast: How Employers Can Create Jobs for People with Disabilities

March 19, 2020 | Tags:

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 22. Reyma McDeid, Executive Director of the Central Iowa Center for Independent Living (CICIL), discusses how employers can address their business needs and meet those needs by hiring a diverse workforce, including people with disabilities. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: How XR is Changing Workplace Training and Accessibility

Podcast: How XR is Changing Workplace Training and Accessibility

March 4, 2020 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 21. Joel Ward, Technology Strategist and AR Product Manager for Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the current and future impact of XR on workplace training and how the XR Access initiative is working to make virtual, mixed, and augmented realities accessible. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Making Workplace Technology Accessible

Podcast: Making Workplace Technology Accessible

February 20, 2020 | Tags:

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 20. Technology educator Chancey Fleet discusses where the future of assistive technology going and what HR workplace leaders need to do to make their workplaces and businesses more inclusive and accessible. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Creating Authentic & Inclusive Experiences for Your Workforce

Podcast: Creating Authentic & Inclusive Experiences for Your Workforce

July 24, 2019 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 19. In celebration of the ADA, 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. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Making Artificial Intelligence Inclusive for Hiring and HR

Podcast: Making Artificial Intelligence Inclusive for Hiring and HR

July 12, 2019 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 18. 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. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start […] Click here for transcript

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

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

June 21, 2019 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 17. Doug Schepers of Fizz Studio discusses sonification and other innovative methods of making charts, graphs, and maps more interactive and accessible to all users, including people with disabilities. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Employment Success for People with Disabilities

Podcast: Employment Success for People with Disabilities

June 6, 2019 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 16. Jim Fruchterman discusses Benetech’s research on expanding employment success for people with disabilities, and how inclusive hiring and accessible technology intersect with Silicon Valley’s push to drive innovation. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: How Autonomous Vehicles Create a More Inclusive & Diverse Workplace

Podcast: How Autonomous Vehicles Create a More Inclusive & Diverse Workplace

May 6, 2019 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 15. Amitai Bin-Nun, Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), discusses the factors that autonomous vehicle manufacturers need to consider from an inclusive design standpoint, and the potential this technology holds to bring new talent into the workforce. This podcast is developed in partnership […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Making Our Cities Smarter & More Accessible

Podcast: Making Our Cities Smarter & More Accessible

April 24, 2019 | Tags: , ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 14. In this episode, Megan Lawrence and Laura Ruby discuss how and why Microsoft is partnering with the Smart Cities for All initiative to eliminate the digital divide for persons with disabilities in cities around the world. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: How to Create a Global Apprenticeship Program

Podcast: How to Create a Global Apprenticeship Program

April 17, 2019 | Tags: , ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 13. Neil Milliken, global head of accessibility and inclusion at Atos, discusses how apprenticeship programs are helping Atos quickly bring in new and more diverse talent with the in-demand accessible technology skills they need. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Apprenticeships and Employing People With Disabilities

Podcast: Apprenticeships and Employing People With Disabilities

June 28, 2018 | Tags: , ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 12. Jennifer Carlson, Executive Director of Apprenti, discusses how their program works with employers to quickly fill STEM positions with new and more diverse talent through inclusive apprenticeships. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Autonomous Vehicles Provide Mobility for All

Podcast: Autonomous Vehicles Provide Mobility for All

June 13, 2018 | Tags: , ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 11. Henry Claypool, policy consultant for the American Association of People with Disabilities, discusses the potential impacts that autonomous vehicles may have in the workplace and other areas of life. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Virtual Reality and Accessible Workplace Technology

Podcast: Virtual Reality and Accessible Workplace Technology

May 30, 2018 | Tags: , ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 10. Beth Crutchfield and Jessie Haugh of Level Access discuss the accessibility issues that HR and workplace leaders should consider when using virtual and augmented reality as part of their hiring, recruiting, and retention processes. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Workplace Accessibility and Inclusion

Podcast: Workplace Accessibility and Inclusion

May 16, 2018 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 9. Dan Ellerman, Inclusion and Diversity Senior Manager at Accenture, discusses the findings from their recent white paper “Amplify Accessibility,” and the hows and whys of implementing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Job Seeker and Employee Accessibility

Podcast: Job Seeker and Employee Accessibility

May 4, 2018 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 8. Sassy Outwater-Wright, Director of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI), discusses why businesses should hire people with disabilities, and what it’s like for jobseekers to encounter eRecruiting and HR technologies that aren’t accessible. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Developing Talent to Make Workplace Technology Accessible

Podcast: Developing Talent to Make Workplace Technology Accessible

April 19, 2018 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 7. Larry Goldberg of Verizon Media and Kate Sonka of Michigan State University discuss how the Teach Access collaborative is helping leading tech companies and universities partner to ensure that the next generation of tech developers and designers learn to think and build inclusively. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Machine Learning’s Role in Workplace Inclusion

Podcast: Machine Learning’s Role in Workplace Inclusion

February 28, 2018 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 6. Jeff Bigham of Carnegie Mellon University discusses how computer scientists rely on crowdsourced testing to make technologies more accessible, and how the flexibility of crowd work intersects with growing opportunities in the gig economy for people with disabilities. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Machine Learning and Ability-Based Design

Podcast: Machine Learning and Ability-Based Design

February 20, 2018 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 5. Researcher Martez Mott is working to create new touch interaction techniques for mobile technologies using machine-based learning. In this episode, he discusses his work at the University of Washington’s Mobile + Accessible Design Lab, and how this emerging technology will improve workplace technology with touch screens by allowing users with a range of motor abilities to customize their touch […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: The Place For Gig Economy in Government

Podcast: The Place For Gig Economy in Government

January 31, 2018 | Tags: ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 4. In this episode, Scott Wiseman and Joe Bielawski of Knowledge Services discuss how the gig economy is helping the government to staff up, push projects forward, and increase efficiency—and the opportunities this may offer to job seekers with disabilities. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: How the Freelance Economy Changes Universal Access for Employers

Podcast: How the Freelance Economy Changes Universal Access for Employers

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 3. Bobby Silverstein, principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, discusses the implications of laws related to accessible technology, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for a gig or project-based workforce. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: How Artificial Intelligence Creates Discrimination in #HR & #Recruiting

Podcast: How Artificial Intelligence Creates Discrimination in #HR & #Recruiting

December 14, 2017 | Tags: , ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 2. Jutta Treviranus, Director and Founder of the Inclusive Design Research Centre, discusses how to improve artificial intelligence systems so they can better serve everyone, including people with disabilities. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are increasingly becoming part of HR and recruiting technologies. In this interview, Jutta Treviranus, Director and Founder of the Inclusive Design […] Click here for transcript

Podcast: Cisco’s Inclusive Hiring Program

Podcast: Cisco’s Inclusive Hiring Program

December 12, 2017 | Tags: , ,

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 1. Pat Romzek discusses Cisco’s Project Life Changer, an inclusive hiring program focused on hiring and retaining employees who have disabilities. What started out as a volunteer pilot program is now helping to transform the hiring and employment programs at Cisco. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of […] Click here for transcript