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Accessible Technology

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.




Upcoming Webinars

December 11 (2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST)

Expanding What it Means to be Accessible: Addressing the Workplace Technology Needs of Users with Cognitive Disabilities

In recent years, great progress has been made in ensuring workplace technology is accessible, with many efforts focused on ensuring that websites and online tools are accessible to people with physical or sensory disabilities. But what about users with cognitive disabilities? Using the web can often be complicated for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, or other conditions that affect cognitive functioning. Please join ODEP's Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) for a webinar exploring the exciting work being done to make sure that web-based technologies meet the needs of all users, including those with cognitive disabilities.




PEATworks is LIVE!

PEAT ODEP is excited to announce the launch of PEATworks.org, a comprehensive web portal spearheaded by ODEP's Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) designed to help employers and the technology industry adopt accessible technology as part of everyday business practice, for the benefit of all workers. PEATworks.org features include an action guide for employers, informational articles, guest blog posts, and TechCheck, an interactive tool to help employers assess their technology accessibility practices and find tools to help develop them further. Come check out PEATworks today!




ePolicyWorks Nominated for Prestigious Technology Award

ePolicyWorksODEP's ePolicyWorks, a web-based approach to policymaking that engages citizens and stakeholders in new and innovative ways, has been nominated for the FedScoop 50 Award honoring exceptional leadership and champions in the federal technology workspace. ePolicyWorks advances the conversation about employment and disability by providing cutting-edge, accessible tools to facilitate collaboration, promote action, inform decisions and produce results. Over the last year, ePolicyWorks has expanded to harness even more new tools and innovations, and its latest phase includes the use of accessible crowdsourcing tools for idea generation and stakeholder input and public-private partnerships to improve the accessibility of social media content and platforms.




Don't Miss Out on Any of Our Accessible Technology Webinars!

ODEP's Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology 2014 webinar series gives you the chance to hear from experts on accessible technology from the employer, developer and user perspectives. Recordings and transcripts are available by clicking on the links below:




Additional ODEP Resources on Accessible Technology

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.