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XR Access Forges Ahead

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies (collectively called XR) have advanced in the last decade, but some developers have overlooked accessibility in their designs. XR Association (XRA) worked with members of XR Access, including people with disabilities, to address this challenge. […]

December 3rd, 2020|Tags: |

Making Web Content Accessible

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 understand how to upload accessible content. For example, everyone should know how to add [...]

November 25th, 2020|Tags: |

Writing Accessible Emails

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 perspective than image-heavy marketing emails. An email incorporating different content sections and multiple images [...]

November 25th, 2020|Tags: |

Making Documents Accessible

Word processing documents must be designed so that people with and without disabilities can easily access and edit them. In particular, people who are blind, people with low vision, and people with dyslexia may use a screen reader or Braille device to navigate the document. […]

November 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

The Virtual Workplace: PEAT Priorities and Next Steps

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped the concept of the “workplace.” Many people have rapidly shifted to working remotely, though essential jobs do remain in-person. This recent change brings both opportunities and challenges, and they are heightened for people with disabilities (PWD) who can only engage virtually if their technology is accessible. […]

October 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

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. […]

September 29th, 2020|

Video: 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. The Service to the Citizen Award recognizes federal public servants and their industry partners who have shown their commitment and [...]

September 28th, 2020|

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. […]

September 14th, 2020|

Podcast: Understanding Workplace Accessibility Technology Testing

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 31. Hadi Rangin, Information Technology Accessibility Specialist for Accessible Technology Services (ATS) at the University of Washington, discusses the importance of accessibility testing in the technology procurement process. 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 disabilities.​ […]

July 14th, 2020|Tags: |

Podcast: The Role of Universal Design in Workplace Inclusion and Accessibility

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 disabilities.​ […]

June 28th, 2020|Tags: , |

Podcast: Accessibility, Training and Job Creation

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 29. Shane Kanady, Vice President of Workforce Development at Source America, discusses challenges people with disabilities face around finding work, including technology concerns. 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 disabilities.​ […]

June 10th, 2020|Tags: , |

Podcast: The Value of VR for Training and Employee Development

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 28. George Karalis, Senior Product Manager at STRIVR discusses the value of Virtual Reality for Training and Employee Development and STRIVR’s commitment to making VR training accessible. 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 disabilities.​ […]

May 28th, 2020|Tags: , |

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Building an Accessible Digital Workplace With the rapid rise of telepresence, many workplaces are adjusting to a new way of doing business and considering how to enhance virtual experiences that boost productivity. Traditional office environments and meeting structures have transformed, with work activities and conferences shifted from in-person to virtual. As we come together to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), let’s reflect on the current and future state of [...]

May 20th, 2020|Tags: , |

Podcast: Creating VR Workplace Training Programs for People with Disabilities

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 27. Assistive Technology Specialists Chris Baumgart and Meagan Little of Imagine! Colorado discuss how they have worked with employers to create successful virtual reality (VR) workplace training programs for people with disabilities. 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 disabilities.​ […]

May 15th, 2020|Tags: , |