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, [...]
Virtual meetings have many advantages, like enabling team collaboration without geographic barriers. However, video calls have also been proven to cause burnout, especially when they take place throughout the day. […]
Today’s content management systems (CMS) have made the process of updating a website easier than ever. However, this also means that many different people may be involved in uploading and editing your site’s content. While the average employee doesn’t need to know the nuts and bolts of digital accessibility, anyone involved with the website needs to [...]
Email is a primary way of connecting with new and existing audiences, so you’ll want to ensure that the messages you send are accessible. Luckily, the process for making emails accessible for people with disabilities is similar to making any other document accessible. Text-only emails sent from a personal email client are simpler from an accessibility [...]
In the age of technology, data is everywhere. The volume of data we encounter can be overwhelming, especially if it relates a concept that is new to us or comes without context. What’s more, the rate of data being collected is doubling every two years! […]
Ted Drake, Global Accessibility Leader at Intuit, discusses accessibility’s impact on the customer experience. […]
Future of Work Podcast, Episode 30. Brook McCall, Director of the Tech Access Initiative at United Spinal Association, discusses the workplace technology challenges that people with mobility disabilities face. This podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people [...]
With digital devices, platforms, and documents becoming the primary methods used by individuals to execute work and engage in daily life, it’s more important than ever to prioritize digital accessibility
The Accessibility Playbook for Emerging Technology Initiatives is a blueprint for anyone seeking to launch a successful initiative to drive the development of emerging technologies that are accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities.
Accessibility means that everyone can use the exact same technology as anyone else—regardless of whether they can manipulate a mouse, how much vision they have, how many colors they can see, how much they can hear, or how they process information. Accessible technology adds layers into computer operating systems, mobile phones, and more to allow people with disabilities to access the same information as everyone else.