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The PEAT Team is Honored with Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Award!

On September 24, 2020, Dorris Consulting International’s Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change™ Awards program convened a virtual national award ceremony. This ceremony officially honored Michael Reardon, Dr. Scott Michael Robertson, and Nathan Cunningham of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) for their work leading the PEAT initiative. […]

2024-01-24T18:51:55+00:00Published: September 29th, 2020|Tags: |

AI for Good Shows Promise to Enhance Work Accessibility

Rapid technological change and fresh thinking now fuel the development of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software applications in industries across America and other countries worldwide. These software applications could help to increase access to job opportunities in high-growth fields, mitigate systemic barriers, and foster inclusion. […]

2024-01-10T17:22:55+00:00Published: September 14th, 2020|Tags: |

CES 2020: It’s personal. Have you heard?

As in previous years, CES 2020 showcased promising technologies for expanding employment success for people with disabilities in the workplace. This year, one exciting difference we noticed among many of the next-generation technologies on display was a greater focus on creating technology to optimize and personalize spaces for a wide range of users. […]

2024-01-24T18:54:11+00:00Published: March 6th, 2020|Tags: |

PEAT and Our Partners Brief U.S. Senate on Website Accessibility

Last month, PEAT was excited to join a U.S. Senate staff briefing on “Improving Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities,” which was sponsored by Senators Bob Casey and Amy Klobuchar. In collaboration with the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and partners, we provided Senate staff with concrete ideas for how to improve the accessibility of [...]

2023-11-15T18:38:18+00:00Published: February 6th, 2020|Tags: |

Exploring Tangible Pathways for XR Accessibility at the 2019 W3C Workshop

Lately, the PEAT team has met many people across industry and academia who are enthusiastically driving a new wave of (XR) technologies. This community’s commitment to accessible and inclusive XR solutions is essential, and we were excited to join a recent workshop in Seattle, Washington exploring these issues in depth. Hosted by the World Wide Web [...]

2023-11-08T21:19:20+00:00Published: December 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Survey on Accessibility Procurement Job Tasks

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is seeking your input on a new study. IAAP plans to better define the knowledge and skills required of a procurement specialist responsible for acquiring accessible information and communication technologies (ICT). They are looking for insights from professionals who are actively involved in procuring accessible ICT goods and services. [...]

2023-11-08T21:22:03+00:00Published: December 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Discussions on Artificial Intelligence Dominate HR Tech 2019

The HR Technology Conference & Exposition (HR Tech) is one of the top global events showcasing emerging technologies and tools transforming the human relations (HR) industry. This year, platforms utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) continued to trend at HR Tech. The conference also infused a new focus on mitigating bias and ensuring that AI tools can align [...]

2023-11-08T21:18:34+00:00Published: November 6th, 2019|Tags: |

MAVRIC Conference Spotlights XR’s Potential

X-Reality (XR) is an emerging technology that has frequently come across PEAT’s radar this year. XR, an umbrella term, comprises virtual, augmented, immersive, and mixed reality technologies that can critically shape how we perform activities in workplaces and other life settings. Thinking about the potential impact of XR, consider how it will afford greater opportunities for [...]

2023-11-08T21:13:04+00:00Published: October 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Teach Access Study Away Engages Students to Help Build a Better Future

As I boarded the plane back to Seattle with my University of Washington classmates, I came to an important realization. During the past week of indelible conversations and uplifting activities, our thoughts about accessibility had shifted. Thanks to the Teach Access Study Away program, we had reframed our view of accessibility as a core root component [...]

2024-01-24T18:50:16+00:00Published: June 19th, 2019|Tags: |

W4A Accessibility Hackathon Sparks Awareness among Developers and Improvements to Key Tools

This year’s expanded 2-day Accessibility Hackathon at the Web for All (W4A) Conference was bigger and better than ever. PEAT hosted the event at the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in partnership with the DIAGRAM Center, a federally funded Benetech Global Literacy Initiative, and sponsorship from Microsoft. The event advanced workplace inclusion [...]

2023-11-08T21:11:49+00:00Published: June 6th, 2019|Tags: |