Thursday, April 18, 2013

Free Webinars on Accessible Technology

Accessible Information and Communication Technology Webinar April 25th

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently published, "Business Strategies that Work: A Framework for Disability Inclusion" which focuses on action areas regarding recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing qualified individuals with. This webinar, to be presented April 25th from 2:00-3:00pm ET by AT&T, USBLN, and EARN, will focus on an action area that is central to the operation of 21st century business - information and communication technology (ICT). Participants will learn about the business case for ensuring that technology used by the business is accessible to the largest possible number of applicants, employees, and customers, adopting accessible online application systems, conducting training for in-house staff, and deploying accessible ICT throughout the company. To register, visit:

WebAIM Webinar on Web Site Accessibility for Employers April 26th

This webinar, provided by WebAIM and the Northeast ADA Center on April 26th from 2:00-2:45pm ET, will review the basics of web accessibility, including an overview of the laws and guidelines relevant to the topic as well as some of the tools used to evaluate website accessibility. Discussions around recent court decisions such as the case involving Netflix will take place. The final area discussed will be the business case for web accessibility; for example, relation to application systems for job applicants and benefits systems for employers covered under the ADA. To register, visit:

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