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The Virtual Workplace: PEAT Priorities and Next Steps

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped the concept of the “workplace.” Many people have rapidly shifted to working remotely, though essential jobs do remain in-person. This recent change brings both opportunities and challenges, and they are heightened for people with disabilities (PWD) who can only engage virtually if their technology is accessible. […]

Last updated: January 6, 2021|Tags: , |

Video: Ather Sharif on the Potential of Accessible Workplace Technology

Ather is a Software Engineer at Comcast and Founder of EvoXLabs. In this video he discusses accessibility in the era of telework, the importance of bringing the voices of people with disabilities to the table when designing technologies, and offers his advice on how employers can ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in a tech driven workplace. Video transcript PEAT. Building a future that works. Hi I’m Josh [...]

Last updated: May 19, 2021|Tags: |

Video: Chancey Fleet on the Potential of Accessible Workplace Technology

Chancey is an Assistive Technology Coordinator at a New York library. In this video interview, she gives her perspective on why accessible design matters in digital tools and the need for creating a design and development culture that embraces and values accessibility as a design constraint. Video transcriptPEAT, building a future that works.Hi. I’m Josh Christanson co-director of the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology or PEAT. I’m meeting with people with disabilities from across the country to reflect [...]

Last updated: May 19, 2021|Tags: |

The PEAT Team is Honored with Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Award!

On September 24, 2020, Dorris Consulting International’s Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Awards program convened a virtual national award ceremony. This ceremony officially honored Michael Reardon, Dr. Scott Michael Robertson, and Nathan Cunningham of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) for their work leading the PEAT initiative. […]

Last updated: November 3, 2020|

Video: The PEAT Team is Honored with Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Award!

On September 24, 2020, Dorris Consulting International’s Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Awards program convened a virtual national award ceremony. This ceremony officially honored Michael Reardon, Dr. Scott Michael Robertson, and Nathan Cunningham of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) for their work leading the PEAT initiative. The Service to the Citizen Award recognizes federal public servants and their industry partners who have shown their commitment and [...]

Last updated: December 7, 2020|

Video: Haley Moss on the Potential of Accessible Workplace Technology

Haley is an attorney, author, and artist who is also autistic. In this video interview, she gives her perspective on how technology plays a role in her daily life, what telework is teaching us about accessibility and accommodations, and the web accessibility considerations she hopes to see incorporated into the ADA. Video transcriptPEAT. Building a future that works.Hi, I’m Josh Christianson, co-director of the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology [...]

Last updated: May 19, 2021|Tags: |

AI for Good Shows Promise to Enhance Work Accessibility

Rapid technological change and fresh thinking now fuel the development of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software applications in industries across America and other countries worldwide. These software applications could help to increase access to job opportunities in high-growth fields, mitigate systemic barriers, and foster inclusion. […]

Last updated: September 15, 2020|

Podcast: Understanding Workplace Accessibility Technology Testing

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.​ […]

Last updated: August 20, 2020|Tags: |

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

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 with disabilities.​ […]

Last updated: July 14, 2020|Tags: , |

Podcast: Accessibility, Training and Job Creation

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.​ […]

Last updated: July 14, 2020|Tags: , |

Podcast: The Value of VR for Training and Employee Development

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 people with disabilities.​ […]

Last updated: July 29, 2020|Tags: , |

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Building an Accessible Digital Workplace With the rapid rise of telepresence, many workplaces are adjusting to a new way of doing business and considering how to enhance virtual experiences that boost productivity. Traditional office environments and meeting structures have transformed, with work activities and conferences shifted from in-person to virtual. As we come together to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), let’s reflect on the current and future state of [...]

Last updated: August 17, 2021|Tags: , |

Podcast: Creating VR Workplace Training Programs for People with Disabilities

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 workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.​ […]

Last updated: July 12, 2020|Tags: , |

Podcast: Making the Virtual Workplace Accessible

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.​ […]

Last updated: July 12, 2020|Tags: , |

Podcast: Eliminating Algorithmic Bias in Hiring and Employment

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 conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.​ […]

Last updated: July 12, 2020|Tags: , |

Webinar: Making Virtual Meetings Accessible

When planning a virtual event, following accessibility best practices helps ensure that everyone can participate equally in the meeting.  Participants will gain knowledge around best practices (that apply to ALL virtual meeting platforms) for conducting effective and inclusive remote meetings, from speaker guidelines to captioning logistics. Live Webinar Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours) Presenters:  Jay Wyant, Chief Information Accessibility Officer for State of [...]

Last updated: March 8, 2021|

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

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 is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start [...]

Last updated: July 12, 2020|Tags: , |

Tips for Being an Effective Teleworker

For some, conducting business from home may be a new adventure, while others are veterans of remote work. Regardless of experience, it can be helpful for us all to think through approaches to teleworking to ensure that we are both effective and content when working from our home offices. […]

Last updated: July 12, 2020|