The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) is developing a series of tools, resources, and leading practices to help employers leverage accessible technology to recruit and hire the best talent.

As part of the TalentWorks project, PEAT surveyed people with disabilities nationwide who had recently applied for a job online.  The results identified critical accessibility problems with typical eRecruiting practices – issues that may exclude one out of every five candidates from consideration.  PEAT recently published an infographic that lists the Top eRecruiting Accessibility Issues, as well as statistics pertaining to Technical Assistance, Pre-Employment Testing, Social Media, and how well eRecruiting is optimized for all devices.

With the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) increasing interest in the accessibility of Federal contractor online job applications and other eRecruiting features, PEAT’s survey and upcoming TalentWorks project could be helpful resources for the Federal contractor community.

PEAT says TalentWorks will be available on its www.PEATworks.org website in the Fall of 2015.  In the meantime, take a moment to look at PEAT’s infographic and think about how well your eRecruiting accessibility measures up.

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