eNews · June 2020
Next month, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will turn 30. This landmark law facilitated greater opportunities for people with disabilities (PWD) to participate in all aspects of society, including competitive integrated employment.
Join PEAT on Twitter starting today to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the ADA. Follow us and use the hashtag #ADAnext30. Over the next 30 days leading up to the anniversary on July 26, we'll explore which emerging workplace technologies could have the biggest impact on PWD as we look to the next 30 years of work. Please also tweet to @peatworks to let us know what you or your organization are doing to commemorate the ADA Anniversary! Also, check out this ADA page from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) for more activities.
- The Role of Universal Design in Workplace Inclusion and Accessibility with Brook McCall, United Spinal Association
- Accessibility, Training, and Job Creation with Shane Kanady, Source America
- The Value of VR for Training and Employee Development with George Karalis, STRIVR
- Creating VR Workplace Training Programs for People with Disabilities, with Chris Baumgart and Meagan Little of Imagine! Colorado
- Making the Virtual Workplace Accessible with Josh Christianson, PEAT
- Eliminating Algorithmic Bias in Hiring and Employment with Steve Feyer, Eightfold AI
- Protecting People with Disabilities Against Discrimination with AI in Employment with Alexandra Reeve Givens, Center for Democracy & Technology
- How to Find and Select Accessible Workplace Technology with Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R&D Center
- How Employers Can Create Jobs for People with Disabilities with Reyma McDeid, Central Iowa Center for Independent Living
- How XR is Changing Workplace Training and Accessibility with Joel Ward, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Making Workplace Technology Accessible with Chancey Fleet
SHRM Magazine reflects on which new doors have opened for employees with disabilities since the ADA’s passage in 1990. This article also explores how employers can help address emerging barriers in the modern digital workplace, such as accessibility challenges for applying to jobs posted online.
Save the Date
WEBINAR July 14, 2 pm ET
Maria Town, President of the American Association of People with Disabilities, and Emily Ladau, Editor-in-Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog discuss what needs to be done to further the rights of PWD and fulfill the goals of the ADA.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology. To learn more, visit www.PEATworks.org.
This recently updated resource explores 175 settlement addressing how the ADA applies to digital accessibility. Through these agreements, employers and other covered entities can understand DOJ priorities and how to proactively comply with existing rules and guidance.