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HR Tech is one of the top global events showcasing emerging technologies and tools transforming the human relations (HR) industry. This year, platforms utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) continued to trend, with new focus on mitigating bias and ensuring that AI tools can align with corporate goals for diverse and inclusive hiring.

Companies who are committed to hiring "the right talent, right now" and improving the candidate experience must also be committed to being inclusive and accessible to all candidates, including those with disabilities. Read on to learn how you can take part in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this October—and carry its spirit forward all year long.

The recent MAVRIC conference showcased momentum for using X-Reality (XR) to improve people's lives, including people with disabilities.

If you're eager for a high-skilled, high-paying career, check out the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Finder as well as the Apprenti website to get started.

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues. Read on to learn how you can take part in NDEAM—and carry its spirit forward all year long. 

We asked employers what emerging workplace trends or technology would have the biggest impact on people with disabilities in the next 5 years. Results of our ongoing poll are available here.

PEAT's 2017 Think Tank meeting explored key issues related to accessible workplace technology through working groups and rich facilitated discussions. The event generated several tangible recommendations for closing the accessible technology skills gap, expanding government apprenticeship and workforce programs for people with disabilities, and encouraging the development of accessible products.

Event Date: 
February 15, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Paul Schroeder, Aira Director of Public Policy & Strategic Alliances, discusses how emerging technologies are shaping the landscape of employment for people with vision loss, and other disabilities.

As you build and refine your accessible technology initiative, you can find additional training resources and support for yourself and staff through the following professional development resources.

Bobby Silverstein of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC provided PEAT with background information that he compiled for an interview with us about the policy implications for people with disabilities participating in the gig economy.