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    Here at PEAT, we spend a lot of time talking about the importance of accessible technology in the workplace. But how do we ensure that budding computer engineers and programmers have the skills they need to develop accessible tech in the first place?

    Event Date: 
    March 20, 2018 (All day) to March 24, 2018 (All day)

    Join PEAT at this essential annual event for everyone working on the advancement and use of accessible technology. We'll be presenting two in-person workshops:

    The Future of Accessible Work: Trends, Technology & Policy (Jutta Treviranus, Inclusive Design Research Centre and Josh Christianson, PEAT), Wednesday March 21, 10am PT

    Event Date: 
    March 07, 2018 - 1:00 pm EST

    Apprenticeships and other work-based learning opportunities are key to creating pathways to employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. PEAT is proud to be partnering with ePolicyWorks and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth for a Twitter chat to talk about inclusive and accessible options for readying a skilled workforce and explore the ways that businesses, state policymakers, and family members of people with disabilities can best support and promote career readiness.

    Next time you’re out and about, take a moment to notice how many people around you are wearing technology-enabled accessories. While not yet ubiquitous, wearable technology is making its way into our lives as an everyday part of our wardrobes−and for people with vision loss, such emerging technologies are providing unprecedented access to information about the world around them.

    Event Date: 
    April 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm PDT

    This year's DirectEmployers 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM18) will include a three-hour bonus preconference workshop on implementing accessible workplace technology, hosted by the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) and Microsoft.

    Event Date: 
    April 16, 2018 (All day) to April 18, 2018 (All day)

    PEAT Project Director Josh Christianson will present two sessions in partnership with Workology's Jessica Miller-Merrell at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2018 Talent Conference and Expo, aimed at helping recruitment and talent management professionals enhance their organization’s talent strategies.

    Addressing the Elephant in the Room: E-Recruiting and Accessibility

    Salimah LaForce explains how people with disabilities can help make wireless technologies more accessible by participating in the latest release of the Wireless RERC’s Survey of User Needs (SUN). First launched in 2001, this cornerstone survey provides essential data to engineers, designers, the wireless industry, and government regulators to help make wireless technology more accessible.


    Event Date: 
    April 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm EDT

    Join a conversation with PEAT and the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) to explore the ways that businesses and state policymakers can support the widespread development and implementation of accessible technology in the workplace. This event is held in partnership with the ePolicyWorks online dialogue, Work Matters: Harnessing Innovation to Advance Workforce Opportunities. To join the Twitter chat and follow along, use the hashtag #EPWChat


    Our team joined thousands of accessibility enthusiasts from around the globe at the annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference last month to exchange insights about the progress of accessibility efforts in technology and business, and to learn what is in store for the future.

    The National Council on Disability’s 2016 report to Congress notably recognizes accessible workplace technology as a right for all Americans and a key pathway to employment, and provides actionable recommendations for the federal government, technology industry, and private and public sectors.

    Event Date: 
    May 17, 2018 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

    The Paciello Group (TPG) is hosting a celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on Thursday, May 17 from 10am-4pm ET.

    Please join the live stream for presentations between 10am-4pm ET. 

    It's important to know—and be able to prove—that your activities are having a positive effect. PEAT offers several resources to help you measure and evaluate your progress

    Teach Access recently drew students to Silicon Valley for their inaugural Study Away program, where students met with leading companies to learn the value of an accessible technology skill set on the job market—and how it will help them make a real impact on ALL users.

    Brooke Aiken details the new features and tools recently launched at, the federal government’s website for IT accessibility. While aimed primarily at federal employees and contractors, these tools are broadly useful for anyone seeking to ensure that the technology they are buying is accessible.

    PEAT recently asked our partners to tell us about accessible technology skill levels in their organizations. See a summary of our findings and the corresponding infographic, and check out the actions we're taking to close the gap.

    View and download an infographic displaying PEAT's findings from our recent conversations with partners about the accessible technology skill levels in their organizations. 

    Facebook’s Director of Accessibility Jeff Wieland and Director of Global Policy Monica Desai recently joined PEAT to discuss why and how Facebook has made accessibility a priority.

    28 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities continue to face unequal access in digital spheres. Oath’s Larry Goldberg argues that making accessibility a central part of technology education is an essential part of the solution.

    Twenty-eight years after the seminal passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, leading tech companies agree that building and buying products that everyone can use is an imperative, not an afterthought. But a new national study shows that a major barrier many tech companies encounter is that they can't find job candidates with the accessible tech skills the companies need—and 57% report that, as a result, achieving accessibility in their products and services takes increasingly more time and resources.

    Event Date: 
    October 03, 2018 (All day)

    Since 2001, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities has hosted an annual conference devoted exclusively to the research, policy, and development of technology for people with cognitive disabilities. The conference is nationally recognized as one of the few venues dedicated exclusively to technology and information access for people with cognitive disabilities.