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PEAT:  The Future of Work Newsletter
AUGUST NEWSLETTER
Featured Resource

The Accessibility Playbook for Emerging Technology InitiativesWe Launched a New Playbook: The Accessibility Playbook for Emerging Technology Initiatives is a blueprint for anyone seeking to launch an initiative that drives the development of accessible emerging technologies. The Playbook outlines steps for industry leaders, startup developers, academics, advocates, government entities, and others.  

Autonomous Vehicles Ecosystem: If developed to be accessible, autonomous vehicles (AV)We Published an Infographic - Autonomous Vehicles Ecosystem: If developed to be accessible, autonomous vehicles (AV) offer a renewed opportunity to provide equitable access to transportation and jobs. Explore the roles and responsibilities different sectors hold in making this vision a reality in our new infographic

We Collaborated with EARN - A Checklist to Support Inclusive Hiring Practices: We recently collaborated with the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) to develop the “Checklist for Employers: Facilitating the Hiring of People with Disabilities Through the Use of eRecruiting Screening Systems, Including AI.”  

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Future of Work Podcast

Making Workplace Digital Communication Accessible with Justin Herman, Global Head of Public Sector for Twilio

ADA Anniversary – What Does the Future Look Like for People with Disabilities at Work? with Josh Christianson, Co-Director of PEAT 

The Role of Universal Design in Workplace Inclusion and Accessibility with Brook McCall, Director of the Tech Access Initiative at United Spinal Association 

Understanding Workplace Accessibility Technology Testing with Hadi Rangin, Information Technology Accessibility Specialist for Accessible Technology Services (ATS) at the University of Washington 

On the Horizon 

 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020 
This October marks the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Led by The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), NDEAM celebrates employees with disabilities and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices. Visit www.dol.gov/ndeam to learn more about NDEAM and find out how you can participate. 

Upcoming Events 


M-Enabling Summit 

M-Enabling Summit 
The M-Enabling Summit team has shifted this year’s event to June 21-23, 2021. The event focuses on how to leverage innovative enabling technologies to make digital workplaces, learning environments, and products and services accessible to users of all abilities.

 

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) 

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) 
Mark your calendars to attend Inclusive Design 24 on September 17th, a free 24-hour virtual event celebrating and sharing knowledge about inclusive design.

 

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