The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology. PEAT is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (link is external) and is managed by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (link is external). Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT is the only entity of its kind that brings together employers, technology providers, thought leaders, and technology users around the intersecting topics of accessible technology and employment.
What Does PEAT Do?
PEAT is committed to dialogue, collaboration, and action. Our three action units work together to foster thought leadership, develop and disseminate public education tools, and drive solutions-oriented policy reform:
PEATworks.org Resource Center
PEATworks.org is our central hub for accessible technology-related resources and collaborative activities. Our content focuses primarily on tools and information to help employers and the technology industry adopt and promote accessible technology as part of everyday business practices, for the benefit of all businesses and workers. Sign up for our distribution list to keep up to date on PEAT's latest activities and newest resources.
The PEAT Network is a connected and vibrant community that exchanges information and success stories, provides a sounding board for key stakeholders, and generates new ideas for technology leaders, employers, and policymakers. Learn more about how your company/organization can join.
PEAT Policy Think Tank
This working group brings together subject matter experts and relevant industry and employer partners nationwide to identify trends and investigate new opportunities for collaboration. PEAT then leverages this knowledge to develop and disseminate content to educate PEAT stakeholders and inform future project efforts.
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