A world leader in accessibility, the HA&AC fosters product accessibility, works toward the harmonization of worldwide standards, applies research technologies to solve problems experienced by people with disabilities and the maturing population, creates industry-focused solutions and generates accessibility awareness.
FedRCC provides captioning services for the meetings, phone calls, videoconferences and multi-party teleconference calls. The FedRCC webpage provides information on this technology and a form to request services.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace. Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT works to assist employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to do so.
TalentWorks - Typical eRecruiting practices may exclude 1 out of every 5 job candidates from consideration because they are not usable and accessible. This series of tools, resources, and leading practices helps employers leverage accessible technology to recruit and hire the best talent.
TechCheck - This interactive benchmarking tool helps companies and organizations evaluate the maturity of their accessible workplace technology efforts and find tools to develop those systems further.
Employer Guide - PEAT’s Action Steps for Accessible Technology in the Workplace provides a comprehensive roadmap of steps that employers should take to ensure that their workplaces are as accessible as possible.
Policy Matters - Follow policy analysis and news regarding laws and regulations, court decisions, and government resources related to the accessibility of technology used in all aspects of employment.
Webinars - PEAT regularly holds webinars throughout the year, including a monthly PEAT Talks speaker series showcasing energetic and interactive discussions with organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace.
View our joint podcast and training with PEAT in our Removing Barriers Training Series.
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) provides information about American Sign Language Interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translations (CART). The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States of America.
WebAIM is a non-profit organization with a mission to expand the potential of the web for people with disabilities by providing the knowledge, technical skills, tools, organizational leadership strategies, and vision that empower organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities.
CAP provides assistive technology to DoD employees and to Federal agencies who have partnered with them. CAP provides reasonable accommodations to employees quickly and easily, increasing employment and retention of employees with disabilities.
The main focus of the National Center for Disability and Access to Education NCDAE is using distance education technology to help individuals with disabilities participate in educational opportunities, and using the same technology to prepare professionals to work with individuals with disabilities.