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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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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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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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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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Organization Wide IT Accessibility Policy is Key to Success

When an organization decides to state a commitment to accessibility, its motivation for such a pledge can be genuine, but the details of how that commitment is achieved can be nebulous. The best way to both solidify a commitment to accessibility as well as provide a mechanism by which the elements of accessibility can be identified and solutions implemented, starts with organizations having an accessibility policy. The ...more »

Submitted by (@jeff.kline)

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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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Nurture Accessibility Champions

In tandem with the "accessibility policy" idea, an organization needs to foster and nurture accessibility champions, starting with leadership. Leaders need to understand why accessibility is critical for their organization and have the tools to create and support an effective accessibility policy. Then additional champions need to be identified and nurtured throughout the organization. They need to have the training, ...more »

Submitted by (@jay.wyant)

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Create Business ROI via Federal Incentives/Investment

The business of accessibility and workforce accommodation carries the stigma of a 'cost of doing business'. Public and private sector organizations have no meaningful incentive for hiring individuals with disabilities or investing in the business of accessibility. Why? Both are built upon litigious foundations: Civil Rights & Compliance. In order to shift that paradigm to a win-win scenario, organizations, especially ...more »

Submitted by (@tpgmike)

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