Concurrent 4C | Does Your Website Work for Everyone? How to Avoid the High Costs of Digital Discrimination
Wednesday, April 25
11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Location: Congress Room
About This Session
There's no denying that the more diverse an employee population is, the better people understand commonalities. This often translates to better relationships and added innovation, all equaling a major win for your business. So, what happens when a potential candidate with disabilities is unable to navigate and apply to your open positions due to technological barriers? One of the high costs of digital discrimination is that you forfeit the opportunity to gain a potentially great employee, but fortunately there are things that can be done to avoid this from happening. Join Corinne Weible from the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), as she shares information on the legal requirements related to digital access, including recent Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rulings and the Section 508 Refresh. Attendees will gain knowledge of free resources and best practices for making hiring and recruiting platforms accessible, while also learning how universally-designed technologies foster the successful recruitment and retention of diverse talent, and an overall better user experience for everyone.