Policy Matters

From the Section 508 refresh to progress around Section 501, the regulatory landscape influencing accessible information and communications technology (ICT) is ever evolving. To help employers, employees, and technology providers learn about and understand the latest federal regulatory developments, Policy Matters provides policy analysis and news regarding laws and regulations, court decisions, and government resources related to the accessibility of technology used in all aspects of employment.

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Universal Access to the Gig Economy for People with Disabilities

Emerging technologies News and Top Trends Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

As part of our Future of Work series, PEAT has been exploring how coming technology and policy trends may impact people with disabilities at work. The following interview explores the growing gig or freelance economy.

Universal Access to the Gig Economy for People with Disabilities

Emerging technologies News and Top Trends Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

By Bobby Silverstein, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC

The following document is background information I compiled for an interview with PEAT about the policy implications for people with disabilities participating in the gig economy.

The information below reflects my own research and analysis and does not represent the views of PEAT, the Department of Labor, or any other agency or organization. This background information should not be construed as providing legal advice; readers need to consult with their own attorney. 

Bobby Silverstein Explains the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

In this short video, Bobby Silverstein provides an overview of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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The 2014 WIOA Act requires American Job Centers to use technologies that are accessible to individuals with disabilities—and PEAT is here to help in these efforts.

Read more: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): What It Means for Accessible Technology and American Job Centers]
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Here's what you need to know about the U.S. Access Board's long-awaited update to these federal regulations.

Read more: The Section 508 Refresh is Here!]
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Explore detailed analysis about the implications of 167 DOJ settlement agreements addressing ICT accessibility.

Read more: How is the Department of Justice Addressing Website and ICT Accessibility?]