Our team has been hard at work supporting Department of Labor in promoting accessible technology to increase the employment of people with disabilities.

Since 2011 we have been working to improve the usability and accessibility of tech products by working with such companies as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo, Intuit and Adobe. We focus on the promise of universal design and work with designers and developers to teach them how to design for the widest number of users and their differing abilities.

This year we traveled to the Web For All (W4A) and World Wide Web (WWW) conference in Perth, Australia where we hosted an accessibility hack with BankWest and Microsoft. We had a great turnout of over 50 designers and developers from all over the world who came out to help improve the accessibility of an open source pre-employment testing software.

Other notable conferences we attended and presented at this year were:

  • Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
  • California State University Northridge (CSUN) Assistive Technology Conference
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Management Conference
  • SHRM Annual Conference
  • National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) Conference
  • US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Conference
  • M-Enabling/International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Conference
  • Direct Employers Annual Meeting (DEAM)