Disability is a natural part of the human experience and a dimension of diversity that crosses all communities. People with disabilities are a highly diverse group with lived experiences that overlap. Gender, race, class, sexuality, age and religion are all examples of an individual’s interlocking identities.
The PEAT team presented at some exciting events during the month of March. If you attended and want a refresher or could not make it and would like to read what we shared, the slides are linked below. […]
Jeffrey Brown, Diversity and Inclusion Research Fellow at the Partnership on AI, discusses strategies for using AI-enabled recruiting technologies in ways that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) priorities. […]
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). If you are a worker with a disability or an employer of someone who has a disability, you likely already know the unique considerations and often under-recognized benefits that stem from employing people with disabilities. According to Accenture, companies who hire people with disabilities earn 28% higher revenue, [...]
Start with a Model The Equitable AI Playbook encourages organizations to consider a hub-and-spoke model for their Equitable AI initiative. In a Hub-and-spoke model, a central group (“Hub”) is led by C-Level and establishes standards, processes, and policies. “Spokes” are business unit or function teams that oversee execution of the policies and processes by implementation [...]
John Robinson, President and CEO of Our Ability, discusses how harnessing the power of AI technology can improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. […]
This resource library will help guide you through specific aspects of implementing and incorporating AI-enabled tools within your workplace. Each section contains an overview of the challenge or activity as well as links to guidance, tips, and templates to assist you as you move forward with your equitable AI initiative.
AI-enabled technologies are adding new ways to make a workplace more directly accessible to people with disabilities. The following tools are increasingly available as organization-wide subscriptions. They offer a wonderful opportunity to reduce the need for individual accommodation by making the workplace more directly accessible. It’s a best practice to offer such features to all [...]
HR professionals using AI-enabled tools must ensure their assessment methodologies are ethical and accurately measure potential in candidates. Even after a technology has been vetted and procured, the way it’s used can affect how inclusive it is in practice. To ensure a level playing field, everyone involved in the recruiting process should understand and follow these [...]
Many vendors provide “fairness audits” that claim to be able to measure when bias is taking place and recommend course corrections. In practice, many of these tools have only considered race and gender as dimensions of diversity. And if they are considering disability, the methodology behind it is likely flawed. The 80/20 rule In 1978, [...]