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ODEP Announces Web Portal on Accessible Workplace Technology

October 2014 – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announced the launch of the PEAT Works web portal earlier this month, a website that connects employees, employers, and technology providers with accessible tools and resources for the workplace. Organized by ODEP's Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), PEATworks.org includes educational articles and interactive tools to assist businesses and technology providers when adopting accessible technologies for employees. The website aims to “improve the employment, retention and career advancement of people with disabilities” by promoting accessible technology and facilitating resources that assist with workplace development.

Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, states, "PEAT is the only entity of its kind bringing together employers, technology providers, thought leaders and technology users around the topic of accessible technology and employment."

Some PEATworks.org features include: an action guide for employers, informational articles, and an interactive tool to help employers assess their technology accessibility practices. For more information, please visit http://www.PEATworks.org.

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