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    This 2010 law is the source of several new regulations aimed at addressing telecommunications accessibility in the digital age.

    Event Date: 
    January 19, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

    Learn how educational institutions are bridging the hiring gap for new graduates with disabilities by educating HR professionals online about common barriers to access. Rachel Kerrigan discusses how Perkins School for the Blind and Harvard Extension School have partnered to provide a free online course titled “Introduction to Inclusive Talent Acquisition” for hiring managers and recruiters. The curriculum includes PEAT’s own TalentWorks tool, which provides key resources to help employers make their eRecruiting technologies accessible.

    The annual HR Technology Conference is always an essential event for PEAT, given their focus on technology tools and trends shaping the field of human resources. This year we left feeling more excited and energized than ever, because the topic of accessibility is finally starting to take hold in the hearts and minds of HR Tech stakeholders.

    Senior Associate Director for the White House Office of Public Engagement Maria Town joined PEAT recently for a lively conversation in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). During this PEAT Talk, Maria shared thoughtful insights about the state of accessible workplace technology, and the current Administration’s efforts to promote its use in workplaces nationwide.

    Event Date: 
    January 26, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

    Video accessibility requires more than simply providing transcripts, captions and audio descriptions. Join AccessibilityOz CEO Gian Wild for a detailed demonstration, discussion, and Q&A about how to make videos accessible to people with disabilities.

    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: 
    February 28, 2017 (All day) to March 04, 2017 (All day)

    Join PEAT at this essential annual event for everyone working on the advancement and use of accessible technology.

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    Jenny Lay Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft, recently joined PEAT Talks to offer her perspectives on the role that technology plays in creating a workplace culture of inclusion and accessibility.

    Event Date: 
    February 02, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EST

    The U.S. Access Board has released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rule also refreshes guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act. During this session, the Access Board will review the updates to these standards.

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    Here's what you need to know about the U.S. Access Board's long-awaited update to the federal regulations covering the accessibility of ICT and telecommunications products and services.

    In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board published updates to two important regulations: Section 508 and Section 255.

    Event Date: 
    February 16, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

     In this webinar, Jennifer Ravalli of ADP and Dan Sullivan of AudioEye discuss how they have worked to make ADP's human capital management (HCM) software more accessible for employees with disabilities.

    AccessibilityOz CEO Gian Wild explains why making your videos accessible also boosts user engagement generally.

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    Hello there and welcome to "Implementing Accessible Workplace Tech: Videos and Accessibility." This is a webinar by the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology. My name is Josh Christianson and I'm the project director for PEAT. I'll be introducing today's talk and moderating the question-and-answer later after the presentation.

    Event Date: 
    March 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    AccessibilityOz CEO​ Gian Wild and Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager at Adobe explore the accessibility challenges related to PDFs. Topics include how to handle issues such as an existing archive of untagged PDFs on a website. ​

    Rachel Kerrigan of the Perkins-Business Partnership joined PEAT Talks to discuss how they are helping to bridge the hiring gap for people with disabilities by educating HR professionals online about common barriers to access. 

    Headed to CSUN 2017? Marcy Sutton of Deque Systems invites developers and non-developers alike to help make workplace technology products more accessible to people with disabilities by joining the aXe Hackathon.

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

    Today, many industries are actively recruiting people with autism and other neurological disabilities into their workforces, particularly in fields such as accounting, engineering, and information technology. Join PEAT and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) for a Twitter Chat to discuss the specific ways employers can leverage accessible technology to meet the needs of neurodiverse individuals—and also maximize the productivity of all employees. You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #PEATTalks.

    This short video describes the origins and goals of TalentWorks and invites you to join the conversation.