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PEAT:  The Future of Work Newsletter
November Newsletter

Help Us Promote Our PanelPicker Session at SxSW 2021

Please vote for our SxSW 2021 PanelPicker Session: “Disability-Led Innovation in Future Workplaces.” You’ll help us ignite a conversation about the #FutureOfWork and how people with disabilities can contribute their knowledge, skills, and experience toward design of #EmergingTech. 

Moderated by Bill Curtis-Davidson of PEAT, this session will feature a diverse panel including futurist Cathy Hackl, business strategist Jonathan Kaufman, and founder of disability-led startup, Think and Zoom, Zuby Onwuta. Community voting runs from November 10-20. Vote for us using the SxSW PanelPicker.

Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is this week! NAW is a nationwide celebration highlighting the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries. Learn how you can participate in NAW at Appenticeship.gov, and find out more about Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs on PEATworks.org.

Catch the highlights from the U.S. Department of Labor’s virtual celebration of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 30th anniversary of the ADA, “Building a Future that Works.” Learn from thought leaders—including internet guru Vint Cerf, futurist Cathy Hackl, and more — about the crucial role of accessible technology in the workplace and how we can ensure emerging technologies are accessible from the start. Visit PEAT’s NDEAM page to view “Building a Future that Works.”

Check out our new resource to support efforts to create accessible data visualizations for the web. Read “7 Tips to Make Your Data Visualizations Accessible.”

How can we ensure virtual, augmented, and mixed realities are designed to be accessible? The XR Association (XRA) worked with XR Access to keep accessibility top of mind for tech developers as they create the applications of the future. View the chapter of XRA’s Developers Guide: Accessibility & Inclusive Design in Immersive Experiences.

If you’d like to learn more about accessible virtual meetings and presentations, watch this presentation from PEAT’s Co-director, Corinne Weible, “The New Normal: Hosting Accessible Virtual Meetings & Presentations,” hosted by DirectEmployers Association.

Do you want to learn more about accessible transportation and workplace technology? PEAT’s Josh Christianson moderated a panel on the topic. Watch the recording of the event hosted by The Council of State Governments in partnership with the State Exchange on Employment and Disability.

Future of Work Podcast

Exploring the ROI of Diversity and Equity with Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN

Upcoming Events

Kessler Foundation.  Changing the lives of people with disabilitiesFalling through the Cracks: Implications of AI for employment of individuals with disabilities

How can employers use artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline resume screening, interviewing, and onboarding? On Nov 13th at 12 PM EST, Kessler Foundation is hosting the free webinar “Falling through the Cracks: Implications of AI for employment of individuals with disabilities.”

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