Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Description: Cognitive Accessibility of Job-Related Technology: December 9-20th, 2013
What can be done to increase the accessibility of web-based job tools used by people with intellectual disabilities, cognitive issues, traumatic brain injuries or other disabilities that can make using the Internet more challenging? While numerous accessibility standards exist to ensure that websites and online activities are accessible to people with physical or sensory disabilities, less attention is paid to cognitive accessibility. An online dialogue December 9-20 will aim to address these issues and answer questions related to the "cognitive accessibility" of job-related information and communications technology. Members of the public are invited to participate in the virtual dialogue — which is powered by leading-edge, accessible crowdsourcing tools — by sharing their own technology experiences and submitting their ideas, comments and votes on potential solutions. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the event is co-hosted by the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN).
Register to participate here: http://asan-peatepolicyworks.ideascale.com/