The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is pleased to announce a new virtual speaker series to showcase organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace. Held the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m. ET, PEAT Talks are designed to be energetic and interactive discussions highlighting a spectrum of exciting work. Featured speakers will deliver a 10- to 15- minute talk and then field questions from attendees.

The coming months will bring an exciting line-up of PEAT Talks speakers, including the following. So be sure to sign up for email updates and check for registration details on these upcoming events:

  • June 18th: Neil Giacobbi, speaking about the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge, a three-month global software development competition designed to create new innovations that improve the lives of people living with disabilities.
  • July 16th: Dennis Lembree, Easy Chirp, speaking on the highly accessible Easy Chirp, a Twitter web application which provides the ability to “tweet” accessible images.
  • Tuesday, August 18th: Adam Streets, GettingHired, Inc., speaking about GettingHired’s accessible platform for job seekers, and feedback the company has received from job seekers on the application process (Please note this will take place on Tuesday due to preexisting commitments on Thursday)
  • September 17th: Consortium of State Accessibility CIOs, speaking on Policy Driven Adoption (PDAA), a new approach to help achieve higher levels of accessibility in vendor-provided products and services over the long term
  • October 15th: Dana Marlowe, Accessibility Partners, L.L.C., speaking on Bring Your Own Device and “Embracing the Concept of BYOD: Creating Your Own Office to Work with Your Abilities through Technology”
  • November 19th: Ted Drake, Intuit, speaking on BizAbility, a community-driven resource for disabled business owners and entrepreneurs to find the accessible tools they need to build and run their business effectively

PEAT is delighted to launch this interactive series and encourages you to share your topic ideas for the next PEAT Talk. Submit your suggestions by choosing the “Add New Comment” link below. To view past events and register for upcoming events, please visit