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Making the Virtual Workplace Accessible: Podcast

The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)’s  latest Future of Work podcast episode features PEAT co-director Josh Christianson as he discusses how employers can make the virtual workplace accessible.

The Future of Work podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of the PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.​

Visit Workology’s Website by clicking here. 

During the interview, Josh mentions several resources that employers may find helpful as they pursue making the virtual workplace more accessible:

Buy IT!

Buy IT! is an online resource that helps employers and their purchasing staff build accessibility and usability into their information and communication technology (ICT) procurement processes.

Click here to go to Buy It’s Website

Staff Training Resources

PEAT’s Staff Training resource features information you’ll need to train employees in order to ensure inclusive technology practices within your workplace.

Click here to access the Staff Training resources 


TalentWorks is a series of resources that help employers and HR professionals make their eRecruiting technologies accessible to all job seekers—including those with disabilities.

To access Talentworks’ resources, click here 

Listen to the complete interview with Josh by clicking here. 

Eliminating Algorithmic Bias in Hiring and Employment: Podcast

One of the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)’s recent Future of Work podcast episodes features Steve Feyer, Director of Product Marketing for Eightfold AI, a leading HR technology company focused on talent acquisition and management, as he discusses Eightfold’s approach to reducing algorithmic bias and the steps that employers can take to do the same.

The Future of Work podcast is developed in partnership with Workology.com as part of the PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people with disabilities.

During the interview, Workology’s Jessica Miller-Merrell notes that 2020 is the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and she asks Steve what emerging workplace trends or technologies he thinks will have the biggest impact on people with disabilities in the next 30 years. Here is what Steve said:

“Well, I think there are two very important trends. The first, naturally, is artificial intelligence. By taking bias out of the equation as much as possible, we are enabling the decision makers to focus on what people are actually able to…and really focus on their potential rather than any personal characteristics that are irrelevant. I think this is so important because people with disabilities have that right to work. And frankly, I think organizations are obligated to do everything they can to realize that right that everybody has. But I think another important trend is the rise of accessibility technology. Voice assistants, screen readers and all these other kinds of accessibility technologies now live in our pocket. And they work really well. So I’m hopeful that these types of technologies will make it possible for more and more people with disabilities to participate fully in every kind of activity, every community in the workplace.”

Listen to the complete interview with Steve on the PEAT website.

Bias in Artificial Intelligence Webinar

As companies and agencies increase their use of artificial intelligence in hiring and procurement, the results of bias in algorithms have the potential for significant harmful impacts on diversity at all levels. One of the world’s leading researchers on this topic, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, will help us understand the importance of identifying and correcting bias in the algorithms that drive these systems, and in avoiding this problem at the start.

The webinar will be on September 23rd at 10am PST. Click here to register.

The Role of Diverse Suppliers in Usual Emergencies and Unusual Emergencies

How are we ensuring that diverse suppliers are fully integrated into utility emergency and disaster preparedness supply chains? At times like this, there are huge spikes in spending in critical areas and if DBEs are not already integrated into those value chains, it is unlikely that they will suddenly get an opportunity in an emergency. On top of that we may be prepared for the “usual” emergencies within our supply chain, but what happens with “unusual” emergencies?

During this webinar, set for we will hear from The Honorable Maida Coleman, Commissioner of the Missouri Public Service Commission and Joan Kerr, Director of Supplier Chain Responsibility from Pacific Gas & Electric Company. They will share their perspectives of the commission and utilities by looking at best practices to get diverse suppliers in the emergency procurement chain.

Join us on Wednesday, October 14, at 10am PST.

Click here to register!

Diverse Suppliers in the Emergency Chain

On November 17th at 10:00am PST, the National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC) will be holding a follow-up to their October 14th event, “Diverse Suppliers in the Emergency Chain”

For this second part in looking at diverse suppliers in the emergency supply chain, we’ll hear from suppliers themselves.  What kinds of products and services can we add to the emergency chain from diverse suppliers?  How should we best identify suppliers and manage the relationship?  In a session led by supplier diversity veteran Erica Patterson of Philadelphia Gas Works, we’ll hear from three women whose companies are key components of emergency spend.

To register for this event, click here