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    Event Date: 
    August 21, 2017 (All day) to August 24, 2017 (All day)

    The annual USBLN conference focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. This year's theme “Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation” will celebrate how people and corporations are driving innovation through disability inclusion, including several technology-related breakout sessions.



    People with cognitive disabilities have an equal right to technology and information access. Learn more about this official statement by a coalition of disability organizations and individuals, and how interested parties can sign on to endorse it.

    AJCs can use this handy one-pager to reference ICT accessibility best practices related to websites, online systems, and other tools.

    People with disabilities are propelling technology to become more accessible—which in turn is driving innovative breakthroughs from both companies and the people with disabilities who work at them.

    Event Date: 
    September 21, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    Accessibility experts Ted Gies and Jay Nemchik discussed the business significance of VPATs, and their best practices for handling requests.

    As the digital gateway to your company or organization, your company’s website is an ideal place to start when implementing accessible technology practices. But how do you actually get started? In this multi-part series, Gian Wild of AccessibilityOz shares essential tips for ensuring that your eRecruiting materials and other website content are accessible to as many people as possible.

    Event Date: 
    September 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    On June 13, 2017, the Florida Federal District Court ruled that grocery store chain Winn-Dixie had violated Title III of the ADA for denying blind users “full and equal enjoyment” of the Winn-Dixie website.

    This year's USBLN conference focused on “Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation" and showcased accessible technology’s role in fostering business success.

    Event Date: 
    September 20, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

    PEAT Deputy Project Director Corinne Weible will offer a sneak peek of Buy-IT!, a new online tool to help employers and their purchasing staff build accessibility and usability into their information and communication technology (

    Event Date: 
    October 01, 2017 (All day) to October 31, 2017 (All day)

    ​Technology designed for the widest audience possible simply makes good business sense, because as this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme notes, “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”

    This new video explores the connection between the six phases of employment and where accessible IT comes into play.

    When it comes to accessibility, VPATs are the most common form of information exchange between vendors and their customers. And at Elsevier, they’ve found that making these reports an organizational priority simply makes good business sense.

    The Paciello Group’s Henny Swan argues that it’s time to shift our thinking away from compliance by recognizing how accessible technology can enable people by design.

    Getting thousands of employees to understand and integrate an accessibility mindset into their day-to-day work is no easy task. At Capital One, the accessibility team has launched a range of creative internal efforts to promote widespread awareness of accessibility standards and best practices.

    Event Date: 
    November 15, 2017 (All day) to December 01, 2017 (All day)

    This year's Federal Interagency Accessibility Forum discussed many important issues around transitioning to the new

    At this year's Coleman Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, PEAT had the opportunity to learn from experts working on the latest research on technology for people with cognitive disabilities, and to share with attendees the work we do around public policy and accessible workplace technology.

    Digital recruitment is key to an effective talent sourcing strategy that engages all potential candidates, including those with disabilities. But with so many platforms to choose from, where should businesses begin?

    What does the future hold for accessible IT? Federal and industry executives from across the technology sector recently joined PEAT, supported by the General Services Administration (GSA), to share experiences, learn from each other, and discuss the future of accessible IT.  

    The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) recently announced the launch of its brand-new website. It offers in-depth information and coordinating media products to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities, including the award-winning “I Can,” “Because” and “Who I Am” PSAs.

    The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) recently announced the launch of its brand-new website. It offers in-depth information and coordinating media products to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities, including the award-winning “I Can,” “Because” and “Who I Am” PSAs.​