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    Event Date: 
    April 03, 2017 - 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm AWST

    W4A and WWW are joining forces again this year to run an Accessibility Hack in Perth at the 2017 Web for All Conference. As part of this year's conference theme, "The Future of Accessible Work," the hack will focus on increasing the accessibility of a popular workplace product that is used widely across the web. We hope you can join us for this exciting in-person event.

    Event Date: 
    May 18, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

    In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), W4A Conference Chair Vivienne Conway recounts the top trends emerging from the global conference Web For All 2017: The Future of Accessible Work. 


    Keeping with tradition, this year's conference delivered another robust line-up of educational sessions highlighting worldwide efforts to make technology more accessible to people with disabilities.

    PEAT recently chatted with Drew LaHart, Program Director for Accessibility Competency and Enablement of IBM Accessibility Research, and Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer of Microsoft, to learn how their companies are approaching accessibility today and what they predict for the future.

    Event Date: 
    April 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    Taleo is the leading talent management system used by HR professionals worldwide. In this webinar, Senior Director of Oracle's Accessibility Program Peter Wallack, Product Management Director of Taleo Development Ali Moosvi, and Accessibility Test Engineer Priyanka Jampana​ will discuss the challenges and successes that their team has experienced, as well as the accessibility features currently in production.

    This guide helps American Job Centers ensure that their websites, online systems and courses, and applications are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, as required by the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

    AccessibilityOZ founder Gian Wild explores why PDFs can be tricky from an accessibility perspective, and best practices for using them.

    Event Date: 
    June 12, 2017 (All day) to June 14, 2017 (All day)

    Bringing together key industry decision makers and user experts from around the world, the annual M-Enabling Summit focuses on increasing accessibility for people with disabilities through the use of mobile applications, connected devices, and other innovative technologies. This year’s summit includes an International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) preconference, making it an essential event for anyone interested in the intersection of accessible technology and employment.

    Event Date: 
    July 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    Shea Tanis, Associate Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, led a discussion of why technology and information access is a critical right for everyone, and how technology solutions are changing employment opportunities for people with cognitive disabilities. 

    Event Date: 
    June 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    Today, eRecruiting dominates all aspects of hiring & recruiting, and a successful job search starts by investing in a digital brand. For students with disabilities in particular, strategically shaping an online persona can open many career doors. In this webinar, Intuit’s Ted Drake profiles how several people with disabilities leveraged social media to start successful careers.​

    Taleo is the leading applicant tracking system (ATS) used by HR professionals worldwide to source and manage talent. Recently, the Taleo team sat down with PEAT to discuss Oracle’s ongoing journey to make this platform accessible to users with disabilities.

    PEAT’s work to foster collaboration and action around accessibility in the workplace would not be possible without contributions from the strong global community that supports us, comprised of accessibility experts, employers, government entities, disability advocates, and others. In celebration of GAAD, here's a list of some of our favorite actionable quotes from our contributors. 

    This year’s Accessibility Hack at the Web For All (W4A) Conference demonstrated that collaboration from diverse backgrounds pays big dividends when it comes to accessibility—and that developers can often make easy changes that make a big difference for end users, even when retrofitting a product.

    This article outlines accessibility best practices for PDFs.

    Event Date: 
    June 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm EDT

    PEAT Deputy Director Corinne Weible will present the session "Policy Matters: Accessible Workplace Technology" at the 2017 RESNA Conference (New Orleans Hilton Riverside), which focuses on technology solutions for people with disabilities. The session will explore PEAT's Policy Matters tool, which provides plain language resources to help employers, tech companies, and employees understand their rights and responsibilities regarding accessible workplace technology.

    Right out of the gate, this year's M-Enabling Summit had us thinking about our mission in a brand-new way, with an emphasis on one surprising word: octopus.    

    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.

    Event Date: 
    August 17, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    EvoXLabs founder Ather Sharif discusses his experiences in making tech-focused workplaces more inclusive, from building technology solutions to how and why EvoXLabs developed a partnership with Access Computing at UW that connects students with disabilities with mentors and internships in tech.

    The 2014 WIOA Act requires American Job Centers to use technologies that are accessible to individuals with disabilities—and PEAT is here to help in these efforts.