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    One of the first steps in improving accessibility in the workplace is getting a clear idea of what ICT is being used, and whether it has any accessibility barriers.

    We want to hear from you! You can contribute by exploring our conversation topics and sharing the latest good ideas and best practices for improving accessible technology in the workplace.

    BYOD stands for "Bring Your Own Device," and it's an increasingly popular policy and practice in many of today's workplaces. BYOD offers some accessibility advantages for both employers and technology users—but there are also some unique challenges.

    Live recording of the webinar "Employers & Accessible Technology: The What, Why, and How." The webinar was recorded on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. 

    If you're an employer about to take a leap into an accessible workplace technology effort, you might be wondering where to begin. It's a question I'm often asked by people who understand the "why" behind accessibility, but who are daunted by the "how." But getting started is actually pretty simple.

    Robert "Bobby" Silverstein, one of the behind-the-scenes architects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reflects upon how the ADA is now increasingly playing a critical role in ensuring equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of information and communication technologies (ICT).

    This article explores tips for communicating about accessibility–clearly, directly, and throughout the technology development lifecycle.

    Event Date: 
    September 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    If you're an employer about to take a leap into an accessible workplace technology effort, you might be wondering where to begin. Join Jim Tobias for a hands-on walkthrough of TechCheck. This free, interactive resource helps organizations gain an overall picture of how well-developed their accessible technology efforts are—and find tools to develop them further.

    Event Date: 
    September 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

    This webinar will discuss best practices for testing Portable Document Format (PDF) files for accessibility and, in particular, for compliance with federal Section 508 Standards.

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    Event Date: 
    October 23, 2015 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PDT

    Please join PEAT at the inaugural International Association for Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Conference in Henderson, NV. PEAT will present the findings from our nationwide Accessibility and Online Job Applications Survey, as well as our new TalentWorks tool. This new resource will launch this fall and will help employers and developers understand how to avoid common pitfalls and ensure better accessibility in the talent acquisition process. We hope to see you there!

    Event Date: 
    October 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

    Hosted by Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), this webcast will focus on the potential role of technology to enhance employment for people with disabilities in two ways – job and career path opportunities, and the creation of technology-based tools for facilitating productivity in select job tasks, including access to workplace communication channels.

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    Accessibility matters to people with all kinds of disabilities—not just those with vision and hearing impairments. That means individuals with intellectual and learning disabilities, cognitive issues, traumatic brain injuries, and other disabilities, all of which can make using the Internet more challenging.

    Minnesota’s Chief Information Accessibility Officer Jay Wyant lists specific areas of concern that job applicants with disabilities often face when it comes to online applications.

    GettingHired’s disability talent and branding solutions expert Ryan Carroll shares how his company ensures their website is accessible to people with disabilities and how other employers can do the same.

    Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville principal Bobby Silverstein details the various accessibility policies and how companies can strategize to make this part of their company culture.

    Six experts weigh in on why it is important for employers to improve the accessibility of online job applications.