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 According to a new survey report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 84% of organizations are now using social media for recruiting, up from 56% in 2011. These survey results add detail and paint a picture of what has become obvious: more and more, employers are posting job openings and information for job seekers on social media. And when these posts are not accessible, employers may be missing out on top talent. 

Event Date: 
June 16, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

Do you post job openings on Twitter and Instagram, or use LinkedIn to vet candidates? Today, 79% of job seekers use social media to locate job opportunities. In this webinar, digital marketer Eliza Greenwood will discuss steps to ensure that your social media recruiting efforts for active and passive talent can successfully reach candidates with disabilities. ​

Ben Caldwell reports on the successes of the recent WWW+W4A Hackathon hosted by PEAT and Google Montreal to make H5P (a popular web-based product used widely in workplaces and schools) more accessible. 

One of the great promises of technology is that it can, and should, open the doors for people with disabilities to participate in the workplace by eliminating barriers. But when Deque web accessibility consultant and strategist Denis Boudreau investigated the basic accessibility of five top job hunting sites, the results were grim.

Transcript of PEAT Talks: Building Accessible Online Recruiting and Hiring Systems webinar with Denis Boudreau of Deque held on April 21, 2016.

Transcript of Introducing TalentWorks webinar with PEAT Project Director Josh Christianson and Lead Strategic Consultant Joiwind Ronen held in April 2016.

Are we at a tipping point with regards to employer awareness of the importance of accessible technologies in the workplace? In the March 2016 PEAT Talks, Sharron Rush, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Knowbility, was optimistic that things are starting to change, and offered several tips for employers related to "usable accessibility."

Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu discusses his takeaways from meeting with the great Stevie Wonder and hundreds of other dedicated leading accessibility "stars" at last month's International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN). 

Event Date: 
May 19, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the organizers and winners of the international WWW+W4A Accessibility Hackathon met to discuss the innovations that resulted from the event.

Transcript of PEAT Talks: The Importance of User Testing for Accessibility webinar with Sharron Rush of Knowbility held in March 2016.

We asked employers if their company uses online pre-employment testing as part of the hiring process. Results of our ongoing poll are available here.

We asked people what they think the biggest barrier is to making online job applications accessible to people with disabilities. Results of our ongoing poll are available here.

We asked companies if they use social media as part of the eRecruiting process. Results of our ongoing poll are available here.

We asked people if their organization has an accessibility "point person." Results of our ongoing poll are available here.

We asked people if their organization has a plan in place to make sure it is buying technology that is accessible to job applicants and employees with disabilities. Results of our ongoing poll are available here.

We asked people if their organization is using accessible technology as part of its eRecruiting processes. Results of our ongoing poll are available here.

We asked employers and employees where they have experienced accessible technology issues in the workplace. Results of our ongoing poll are available here.