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Spotlight on Digital Equity

At PEAT, we are passionate about ensuring that workers across the country have access to the digital tools they need to succeed. Digital tools at work include everything from strong broadband connections to artificial intelligence (AI) that reduces bias in the hiring process. […]

Spotlighting Accessibility in the New NIST AI Risk Management Framework

Overview In January 2023, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the highly anticipated Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework (AI RMF 1.0) and companion NIST AI RMF Playbook. Together, these resources establish voluntary national standards to address risks in the development and use of AI products and services. Some of these risks relate to the use [...]

2024-01-10T14:45:23+00:00Published: March 16th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Reduce Bias & Increase Inclusion in Your AI Hiring Technology

Does your organization use artificial intelligence (AI) in your hiring process? If your organization uses tools to automate tasks, such as sorting through lists of skills on resumes or for something more complex such as tracking eye gaze during virtual interviews, then the tools are likely powered by AI. If you use AI in any stage [...]

2023-04-21T15:38:38+00:00Published: March 9th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Extended Reality & Mental Health Support

Did you know that your employees may already use extended reality (XR) tools for mental health support? Virtual, augmented and mixed reality (collectively known as XR) tools have many applications. Popular examples range from gaming to helping medical professionals train for complex procedures. However, as more experiences are created for XR technologies, mental health assessment and [...]

2024-01-10T16:23:33+00:00Published: May 2nd, 2022|Tags: , |

What’s Happening in Inclusive XR

The PEAT team recently participated in the ITIF Policy Forum and the inaugural XRA Limitless Futures conference. At these events, we shared thought leadership and resources surrounding inclusive extended reality (XR) in the workplace. While there are many areas to pay attention to when it comes to inclusive XR, three key takeaways stand out. […]

2023-04-24T17:28:01+00:00Published: January 4th, 2022|Tags: , |

Nathan Cunningham Receives Government Rising Star Award

The PEAT team is excited to share that Nathan Cunningham has received a Rising Star Award from the Government Innovation Awards. Nathan is a Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and has overseen the PEAT initiative since 2016. […]

2023-11-15T18:59:02+00:00Published: December 13th, 2021|Tags: |

Digital Accessibility in the Workplace with EARN

Did you know companies that hire people with disabilities earn 28% higher revenue, have twice the net income, and have 30% higher economic profit margins than their peers? To ensure this underrepresented talent pool can succeed within your organization, you need to focus on accessibility. […]

2023-11-15T19:33:30+00:00Published: June 28th, 2021|Tags: |

XR Access Forges Ahead

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies (collectively called XR) have advanced in the last decade, but some developers have overlooked accessibility in their designs. XR Association (XRA) worked with members of XR Access, including people with disabilities, to address this challenge. […]

2023-04-24T17:34:38+00:00Published: December 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |