1st webcast to be held June 21

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy recently announced that it will host a series of free webcasts over the next several months to explore the connection between emerging technologies and the employment of people with disabilities. 

 The “AT Works” online educational series is part of ODEP’s technology initiative, which promotes the accessibility of workplace technology as a means to increasing the hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities in the public and private sectors. Employers, workers, policymakers, advocates and others interested in learning more about accessible technology are encouraged to participate.

 To kick off the series, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez will host a webcast on Thursday, June 21, on the role of accessible technology in the workplace. Details are as follows:

 WHO:             Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy

Tom Temin, anchor, Federal News Radio

 WHAT:          “Accessible Technology’s Role in Today’s Workplace” webcast

 WHERE:       The webcast can be accessed at http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/Technology.htm. This event will be live audio-captioned and offer a real-time Twitter feed with the hashtag #ATworks.

No registration is required.

 WHEN:          Thursday, June 21

                        2-3 p.m. EDT