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New PEAT Talks Speaker Series

Posted By Anne Long | Jun 23, 2015

New PEAT Talks Speaker Series

We’re also pleased to announce our new virtual speaker series which showcases organizations and individuals who are working to advance accessible technology in the workplace. Held the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m. ET, PEAT Talks are designed to be energetic and interactive discussions highlighting a spectrum of exciting work. Featured speakers will deliver a 10 to 15 minute talk and then field questions from attendees.

Please register today for our July 16th talk with Dennis Lembree of Easy Chirp, a Twitter web application that features the ability to "tweet" accessible images. 

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Only 450 more signatures are needed for Apple to fix a glitch!

Posted By Anne Long | Jun 11, 2015
Petitioning Apple

Kara’s Own Voice: Restore functionality to Aida Reminder, an app that provided voice reminders. This can make a world of difference for people with disabilities, wounded warriors with traumatic brain injuries, and persons with dementia. 

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National Survey Shows People with Disabilities Are Striving to Work & Overcoming Barriers

Posted By Anne Long | Jun 05, 2015

National Survey Shows People with Disabilities Are Striving to Work & Overcoming Barriers

The 2015 Kessler Foundation "National Employment and Disability Survey" has found that nearly 69 percent of Americans with disabilities are working, actively preparing for employment or looking for jobs. Barriers to work include lack of education or training opportunities, transportation issues and employer attitudes. The survey also found that having a flexible work schedule (flexible start and end times, work at home, taking more breaks) was one of the most important workplace accommodations. The survey includes responses from more than 3,000 working-age Americans with disabilities.

For more information about recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, career planning and job training, and job accommodations that can help people with disabilities succeed in the workplace, read Disability.gov’s Guide to Employment.