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ODEP is working to increase the hiring, job success, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption and promotion of accessible technology and universal design.

Coming Soon

July 24 — Celebrate the ADA's 24th Birthday by Learning About the Best Apps for Accessibility — As one of many events all across the country in July celebrating the signing of the ADA in 1990, join ODEP in participating in the ADA National Network’s free webinar on July 24, High Quality Apps for Accessibility.

PEAT

PREVIEW PEATworks.org — ODEP'S Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is bringing together employers, technology developers, accessibility thought leaders, policy makers and users around the topic of accessible technology and employment. In anticipation of the late summer launch of its new interactive web portal, get more information and a "sneak preview" at www.peatworks.org.

 




In The News

At the 2014 M-Enabling  Summit, </em><em>Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy  Martinez, Senator Tom Harkin and Axel Leblois, president and executive director  at G3ict  —  The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs at the M-Enabling Summit.

As a panel moderator at the June 10 M-Enabling Summit in Arlington, Virginia, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez provided her perspective on the role of mobile technologies in the hiring, employment and career advancement of people with disabilities. "What I love about events like this one is that they bring together key players who can make a difference on the accessible technology front — the people who can make a more 'technology-accessible' future a reality," said Martinez. The Summit is an annual conference promoting accessible and assistive mobile applications and services.

PHOTO: At the 2014 M-Enabling Summit, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez, Senator Tom Harkin and Axel Leblois, president and executive director at G3ict — The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs at the M-Enabling Summit.

 




Featured Resource This Month

Social Media Accessibility Toolkit — ODEP is partnering with other federal agencies to look at how social media is transforming how agencies share information and deliver services more quickly and effectively than ever before. 




ODEP's Accessible Technology Archive

AT Works — ODEP hosted a series of free webcasts, webinars and podcasts exploring the connection between accessible technology and the employment of people with disabilities.  Check out these insightful conversations in our archives:

Accessible Technology's Role in Today's Workplace

Accessible Technology's Impact on the Employment of People with Cognitive Disabilities

Accessibility and Emerging Technologies: Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities

Inspiring Innovation: Engaging Citizens in the Development of Accessible Workplace Technology

Designing and Implementing Accessible Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Strategic Plans — ODEP guidance and effective practices for developing a corporate-wide, comprehensive strategic plan to implement accessible ICT corporate policies, practices and procedures.

Disability.gov/Technology — From blogs on accessible technology to a wide range of accessible and assistive technology resources, check out the wealth of information at ODEP's www.disability.gov.

Technology as a Workplace Accommodation — ODEP's Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides downloadable fact sheets and other resources on accessible and assistive technologies as workplace accommodations at www.askjan.org.