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Collaborate with advocacy and employer organizations

Collaborate with advocacy and employer organizations to develop resources that help workers advocate for their workplace technology needs, and help companies and organizations create a workplace culture in which employees with disabilities feel comfortable doing so.

Submitted by (@epolicyworks)

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Training Tools for Procurement

Create and offer training tools related to procurement best practices so that purchasing personnel understand why and how to write accessibility requirements into their requests for proposals (RFPs), and how to test the accessibility of the products they receive from vendors.

Submitted by (@epolicyworks)

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Awareness

Mentoring Program

Design a mentoring program where accessibility experts mentor younger technology designers/developers to expose them to the field of accessibility.

Submitted by (@epolicyworks)

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Market Research on Universal Design

Obtain updated market research about the broad benefits of universal design in order to demonstrate why it pays to build and buy technology products, applications, and systems that are accessible.

Submitted by (@epolicyworks)

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Deaf Assistive Technology

Intenstive training on understanding how the devices for the Deaf/HH/Communication disablity category works and applies to the job situtations especially complex ones appropriately.

Submitted by (@karen.grewal30)

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Events and New Technology

Finding resources focused on how to attend various events that have showcases or presentations based on hearing disablity category (Deaf/HH/Communication). A variety of technology devices are needed to help people who have a hearing disability when today's technology is advanced.

Submitted by (@karen.grewal30)

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Accessibility for the Blind

Increase awareness to hiring professionals and IT departments of working with JAWS and other similar screen reading software to increase accessibility for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Submitted by (@toilin.vanhorn)

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Encourage BYOD in schools and workplace

We need services and IT systems that allow people to be responsive to fast paced change. Just like everyone around them. Too often "Assistive Technology" turns restrictive and static, limiting users to a subset of solutions and established processes. Public agencies, employers and especially the education environment need to embrace BYOD rather than try to prescribe the AT they will allow. Accessible Technology means ...more »

Submitted by (@mckinlay)

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AT assessments should be performed with follow-up

Trained Assistive Technology & Human Service (ATHS) professionals can perform evaluations that match a person with technology and also take into consideration the work environment, other factors and look toward future needs as other technology changes. Assessment tools such as the MPT have outcome based measures. Gathering important data with a follow-up plan, documenting who the responsible parties will be, and when ...more »

Submitted by (@rebecca.cagle)

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