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Technology is one of the central drivers of productivity and success in today’s workplace, for all workers. But when the technology in your workplace is inaccessible to people with disabilities, it impedes employees from performing to their fullest potential. Worse yet, if your online job application platform is not accessible, a qualified candidate may not even be able to apply for a position at your company in the first place.
This webinar will address the basics of employer responsibilities and opportunities related to accessibility of websites, online systems, mobile applications, and other forms of information and communication technology (ICT) in the workplace. Presenters will explore the business case for ensuring the workplace ICT you buy and use is accessible to all job applicants and employees, as well as the workplace implications of recent updates to rules implementing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (federal sector), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (government contractors and private sector). As part of the discussion, leading employers will also share their first-hand experiences adopting an accessibility mindset.
- Brett Sheats (Moderator), National Project Director, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion
- Josh Christianson, Project Director, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
- Bobby Silverstein, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC