Upcoming PEAT Talks deal with Accessibility

The following two events are being offered by the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT):

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 2:00 pm ET

Partnership on Employment and Accessible TechnologyTechnology companies dedicated to accessibility often face the challenge of preparing designers, engineers and researchers to think and build inclusively. Similarly, academic programs in design, engineering and HCI are seeking ways to better prepare students to address the needs of diverse populations.

In this webinar, Oath’s Senior Director of Accessible Media Larry Goldberg and Facebook’s Director of Accessibility Jeff Wieland will discuss how Teach Access(link is external) is working with industry, academia, and advocacy groups to expand the quality and quantity of undergraduate programs that teach the fundamentals of accessibility. Participants will learn why the accessibility teams at Facebook and Yahoo (now Oath) created Teach Access, what its key goals/objectives are, and what initiatives they are currently working on.

Use this link for more information about Expanding Accessibility Awareness in Higher Ed and to register…

PEAT Talks: Facebook and the Accessible Workplace

Thursday, February 15, 2pm ET

In recent years Facebook has become a tool for professional networking and on-the-job workplace productivity through its enterprise collaboration software, Workplace. In this webinar, Director of Accessibility, Jeff Wieland and Director of Policy, Monica Desai will discuss why and how Facebook has made accessibility a priority.

Participants will learn:

  • Facebook’s ethos around accessibility
  • What accessibility groups Facebook is involved with and initiatives they support
  • Summary of accessibility for Workplace by Facebook
  • Summary of available accessibility tools and features on Facebook
  • How accessibility features have provided benefits for all

Use this link for more information about Facebook and the Accessible Workplace and to register…