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PEAT Talks

Posted By Anne Long | Feb 01, 2016

Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)  

PEAT Talks: Raising the Bar on Accessibility

Please join us on February 18, 2016 at 2pm ET for our next PEAT Talk. We are pleased to welcome Dan Sullivan, Vice President at AudioEye. Dan will talk about the return-on-investment for employers who embrace accessible technology that benefits all users.

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PEAT Talks: The Importance of User Testing for Accessibility

We are pleased to welcome Sharron Rush, co-founder and Executive Director of Knowbility on March 17, 2016, 2pm ET. Sharron will talk about the importance of user testing to ensure that workplace technologies are truly accessible.

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About PEAT Talks

PEAT Talks is a virtual speaker series hosted by the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT). Held the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm ET, PEAT Talks showcases various organizations and individuals whose work and innovations are advancing accessible technology in the workplace. Featured speakers deliver a 10- to 15- minute talk and then field questions from attendees. To learn more about PEAT and our upcoming events, visit

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Posted By Anne Long | Jan 23, 2016

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) allows employers to earn tax credit by hiring individuals who qualify based on specific categories, including employees with disabilities.  To learn more visit:   

New DOJ Update

Posted By Anne Long | Dec 02, 2015

Today, the U.S. Department  of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (DOT) issued joint technical assistance, entitled Questions and Answers: Supplement to the 2013 DOJ/DOT Joint Technical Assistance on the Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act Requirements To Provide Curb Ramps when Streets, Roads, or Highways are Altered through Resurfacing."  This supplemental document responds to frequently asked questions that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has received since the 2013 technical assistance document was published.  The document issued today is not a standalone document and should be read in conjunction with the 2013 DOJ/DOT Joint Technical Assistance


To find out more about the technical assistance document or the ADA, visit the Justice Department's ADA website,, or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD).

ATU231 – Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI)

Posted By Anne Long | Nov 05, 2015

BCI and AAC Research on AT Update

Melanie Fried-Oken, PhD, of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC AAC), was interviewed on the AT Update podcast. Dr. Fried-Oken discussed advances in AAC and brain computer interface (BCI) technologies that assist people with degenerative communication disorders such as aphasia and ALS.

ILR Online: Technology and Work

Posted By Anne Long | Oct 18, 2015

ILR Online: Technology and Work

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Technology and Work: Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

This webcast is free of charge and will be closed captioned.

This webcast will focus on the potential role of technology to enhance employment for people with disabilities in two ways - job and career path opportunities, and the creation of technology-based tools for facilitating productivity in select job tasks, including access to workplace communication channels.

Representatives from Cornell University, private and government organizations in the technology sector, and related global non-governmental organizations will discuss initiatives to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the technology sector, and to increase technology accommodation innovations affording access to the workplace.

The program will be hosted by Susanne Bruyère, director of ILR's K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, and Linda Barrington, the ILR School's associate dean for outreach and sponsored research.


For questions about disability employment practices and policies or to learn more about customized training and consultation contact us:

Be sure to follow us on Twitter to get the latest information on research and technical assistance efforts at YTI, as well as up to date information on disability employment policies and practices.

Connecticut's 2016 Achievement Through Technology Conference

Posted By Anne Long | Oct 14, 2015

Connecticut Tech Act Project - Achievement Through Technology Logo

2016 Achievement Through Technology Conference

Presented by Connecticut Tech Act Project & Partners. April 1, 2016. 9:00am-3:30pm. Crowne Plaza Hotel - Cromwell, CT. Schedule at a Glance: 7:30 - 8:30 Exhibitor Registration/Set-up 8:00 - 9:00 Attendee Registration & Breakfast 9:00 - 9:30 Welcome & Keynote 9:30 - 12:00 Morrning Sessions & Exhibitor Hall 12:00 - 1:15 Luncheon 1:15 - 3:15 Afternoon Sessions & Exhibitor Hall 3:15 Door Prizes Drawing; For More information:

Conference participants will enjoy: Full day participation in workshop sessions, designed into 3 tracks: AT and Employment; Education; and Independent Living; Dedicated conference time to meet with exhibitors and learn the latest about Assistive Technology; Continental breakfast and hot-plated lunch; Participating in a Scavenger Hunt, with chances to win door prizes; Networking with colleagues, making new contacts in the field; and LEARNING how AT can enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities, in high school and through the adult lifespan. 30 Exhibitors anticipated to participate. 12 Sessions scheduled to run throughout the day.


CTTAP Mission:
Increasing independence and improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through increased access to Assistive Technology for work, school and community living.


Contact us at 860-424-4881

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