PEAT Blog

Read posts about the adoption of accessible technology as part of everyday business practices from a variety of PEAT contributors.

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

September 29th, 2020|

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. The Service to the Citizen Award recognizes federal public servants and their industry partners who have shown their commitment and capability to deliver programs and services that improve the lives of the American public. Click here for Video Transcript The PEAT team is especially excited to be recognized in 2020 since this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA, a landmark law, opened [...]

AI for Good Shows Promise to Enhance Work Accessibility

September 14th, 2020|

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. […]

IAAP & PEAT Free Webinar Series: Accessible Remote Working Environments

April 6th, 2020|

In response to the rapid demand for telework, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT), the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of G3ict, are offering a series of free webinars as resources to support remote working accessible environments. […]

7 Steps to Make Your Virtual Presentations Accessible

April 6th, 2020|

With the rapid rise of telework, the PEAT team recognizes it’s more important than ever to make sure virtual presentations are accessible. These efforts allow all participants, particularly people with disabilities, to effectively engage with presented content. Below, you’ll find seven essential steps and related resources to help you create accessible presentations. […]

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

March 6th, 2020|

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. […]

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

February 6th, 2020|

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 their websites and digital tools for visitors and employees. […]