NYSDA Publications

USDOL Issues Employment Law Update

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued three new resources on employment law issues.  You can read about and access the new resources below.

New Framework Helps Organizations Incorporate Disability into DEIA Initiatives

It is essential that people with disabilities are included and represented in company-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.  To help employers better understand how to integrate, sustain, and measure disability inclusion practices, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) used research conducted by Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies’ to create “Including Disability in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Priorities: Building A Maturity Model.”  This tool offers a step-by-step framework to ensure disability is included in your organization’s DEIA plan.

Access the Framework

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility with PEAT

The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) launched a new diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) focused landing page to help employers quickly find their materials and resources related to DEIA topics.  The page includes links to ways you can boost inclusion in your organization and a recent podcast episode on neurodiversity and intersectionality.

Visit PEAT’s DEIA landing page

Talking Accessibility with PEAT & FUTRtech

The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) joined FUTRtech to discuss ways that technologies can support people with disabilities in the workplace.  In the interview, PEAT’s Co-directors Corinne Weible and Bill Curtis-Davidson share how using technology such as extended reality and artificial intelligence in inclusive ways is beneficial for all employees.

Watch the interview