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Podcast: AI and Workplace Inclusion

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

Last updated: September 15, 2021|Tags: |

Video: Chike Aguh Keynote, 2021 XR Access Symposium

The Keynote Address from the 2021 XR Access Symposium, presented by Chike Aguh (Chief Innovation Officer, US Department of Labor) with an introduction from Bill Curtis-Davidson (Co-Director, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology or “PEAT”) […]

Last updated: July 21, 2021|

Digital Accessibility in the Workplace with EARN

Did you know companies that hire people with disabilities earn 28% higher revenue, have twice the net income, and have 30% higher economic profit margins than their peers? To ensure this underrepresented talent pool can succeed within your organization, you need to focus on accessibility. […]

Last updated: June 28, 2021|

Teach Access: A Case Study

Teach Access was launched in 2015 to address the critical need of including digital accessibility in the technology curricula for students at the college and university level. This case study provides an in-depth look at these steps and outlines how the Teach Access Initiative is evolving and laying the groundwork for its next phase of maturity. […]

Last updated: May 21, 2021|

SXSW 2021 PanelPicker Session: Disability-Led Innovation in Future Workplaces

Imagine a global economy that actively works to level the playing field across race, gender and class, and which also considers disability, the one dimension of diversity that crosses all others. How can we inclusively design technologies like AR and AI, that will power future augmented workplaces, so we don’t exclude 1.3B people with disabilities (PWDs)? How can we leverage the creativity, skills, and experiences [...]

Last updated: May 4, 2021|

CSUN 2021

PEAT hosted two timely sessions at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.  Co-directors Corinne Weible and Bill Curtis-Davidson led “Inclusive Telework, Today and Tomorrow” to help attendees learn how to make telework more accessible.  Bill Curtis-Davidson also led the session "Future Workplaces Enabled by Inclusive Extended Reality” with fellow presenters Elizabeth Hyman of XR Association and Mike Shebanek of Facebook. Download slides for Telework Today & Tomorrow

Last updated: March 12, 2021|

Webinar: Physical Environment/Ergonomics

As we know from our everyday experience, the environments, products and services we use at home, work and in our community are not always designed to suit all people.  As COVID-19 has disrupted most of the world’s workplace environments, it's important that we pay attention to our home work physical environment.  Participants will gain knowledge about principles of universal design and practical strategies to make your physical environment more productive and safer. Topics such as environmental aspects, controls and tools, workstations, [...]

Last updated: March 11, 2021|

XR Access Forges Ahead

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies (collectively called XR) have advanced in the last decade, but some developers have overlooked accessibility in their designs. XR Association (XRA) worked with members of XR Access, including people with disabilities, to address this challenge. […]

Last updated: August 17, 2021|Tags: |

Making Web Content Accessible

Today’s content management systems (CMS) have made the process of updating a website easier than ever. However, this also means that many different people may be involved in uploading and editing your site’s content. While the average employee doesn’t need to know the nuts and bolts of digital accessibility, anyone involved with the website needs to understand how to upload accessible content. For example, everyone should know how to add [...]

Last updated: December 17, 2020|Tags: |

Writing Accessible Emails

Email is a primary way of connecting with new and existing audiences, so you’ll want to ensure that the messages you send are accessible. Luckily, the process for making emails accessible for people with disabilities is similar to making any other document accessible. Text-only emails sent from a personal email client are simpler from an accessibility perspective than image-heavy marketing emails. An email incorporating different content sections and multiple images [...]

Last updated: December 17, 2020|Tags: |

Making Documents Accessible

Word processing documents must be designed so that people with and without disabilities can easily access and edit them. In particular, people who are blind, people with low vision, and people with dyslexia may use a screen reader or Braille device to navigate the document. […]

Last updated: November 23, 2020|Tags: |

Video: Lydia X. Z. Brown on the Potential of Accessible Workplace Technology

Lydia is Policy Council for the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Director of Policy, Advocacy, and External Affairs at the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network. In this video interview, Lydia dives into the accessibility of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) and the implications of AI and machine learning for people with disabilities. Video transcriptPEAT. Building a future that works.Hi, I’m Josh Christianson, co-director of the Partnership on Employment and [...]

Last updated: May 19, 2021|Tags: |