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Introducing PEAT CSUN 2014 March 20, 2014 Loren Mikola, Project Director Corinne Weible, Project Associate Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies Partnership.

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1 Introducing PEAT CSUN 2014 March 20, 2014 Loren Mikola, Project Director Corinne Weible, Project Associate Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology

2 What is PEAT? Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology Cooperative agreement funded by DOLs Office of Disability Employment Policy A multi-faceted initiative to advance the employment of people with disabilities through the development, adoption and promotion of accessible technology Solutions-oriented with a foundation in collaboration, dialogue and action

3 How is PEAT different? Leadership – Only entity of its kind focused on the issues around employment and accessible workplace technology Connections – Brings together employers, technology providers, accessibility thought leaders, government policy makers, disability advocates and consumers – Connects to information and resources to implement and improve inclusive technology practices Action – Dynamic, relevant, flexible and scalable – Unique opportunities for collaborative dialogues with employers, technology industry and consumers

4 PEAT Activities PEAT Policy Think Tank – Thought leadership arm PEAT Resource Center – Education and outreach activities PEAT Network – Public-private partnership activities

5 PEAT Policy Think Tank Facilitates analysis, content development and leadership to support PEAT Enlists relevant partners to identify trends, formulate policy recommendations and collaborate on relevant efforts Leverages knowledge to produce materials to educate target audience and inform policymakers

6 PEAT Think Tank Activities Online Job Applications – Looking into the state of accessibility of online talent management systems and user-facing online job applications – Establishing a PEAT Network initiative to convene leading developers on online talent management software in effort to make commonly used online job applications accessible – Developing policy recommendations to support the design and use of accessible online job applications

7 PEAT Resource Center Wide range of free, easy-to-understand tools and resources on accessible technology as it relates to employment Housed at PEATworks.org, resources include: – Accessibility 101 – Articles – Webinars – Blog – Tech Check

8 PEAT Network Works to inform accessible technology policymaking Gives key stakeholders a voice in these efforts Convenes relevant private and public sector partners and facilitates their collaboration on ad-hoc policy projects

9 PEAT Network Activities Accessible Technology in the Workplace Summit hosted by WID & PEAT (Oct 2014) – Focused on promoting access to technology as an essential component of both employment and independence for individuals with disabilities – Attendees included more than 50 local business experts, HR/diversity practitioners, technology providers, industry associations, disability advocates and state and federal government representatives ASAN-PEAT Online National Dialogue (Dec 2014) – Online, crowdsourcing event to engage public to provide recommendations about making web-based tools easier to use for workers with intellectual disabilities – 333 registrants, 42 total ideas, 132 comments and 343 votes

10 Introducing PEATWorks.org 10

11 Engage with PEAT Sign up for updates at Follow us & engage with us on Social Media – Twitter – Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/peat.works)https://www.facebook.com/peat.works Share your ideas for webinar topics, articles, and success story features Join the PEAT Network

12 Contact PEAT Loren Mikola, PEAT Project Director – (703) ext –

13 Thank you!

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