AI Fairness for Persons with Disabilities in Workplace Technologies

AI Fairness for Persons with Disabilities in Workplace Technologies 

Live Broadcast Date:  Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST | 3:00 pm GMT
Speaker(s): Bill Curtis, Co-Director at Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) - Inclusive Design & Accessibility for Emerging Technology 
Target Audience: Accessibility Leaders/Specialists, Human Resources Leaders/Specialists, Legal/Compliance Leaders/Specialists, Technology Managers, Training Managers
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate 

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing workplaces, having advanced rapidly in recent years alongside innovations in big data, machine learning and computing power. This webinar will outline how AI-enabled technologies are being used in the workplace to screen job applicants, streamline application processes, provide training, support virtual / in-person communication and collaboration, and more. AI is also powering exciting innovations in assistive technology for people with disabilities. While AI holds tremendous potential for both employers and employees to make workplaces more inclusive, it also carries risks for people with disabilities related to privacy, ethics, and bias. In this webinar, participants will learn about key AI fairness, employment policy, and usage challenges, as well as understand promising practices for responsible and inclusive implementation of AI-enabled workplace technologies. 

Participants will learn:

  • A basic understanding of what AI is, how AI is being used in the workplace, and some key capabilities of AI-enabled workplace technologies
  • A basic understanding of some key AI fairness, employment policy, and usage challenges that could limit employment opportunities for people with disabilities
  • How AI can power exciting innovations in assistive technology for people with disabilities, and considerations for making AI-enabled workplace tech more inclusive
  • Understand industry efforts and promising practices organizations can use to responsibly implement inclusive AI-enabled workplace technologies

Speaker Bios:

Bill Curtis
Bill Curtis-Davidson
is a Senior Consultant focusing on accessibility of emerging technologies such as AI and Extended Reality (Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality) the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) Future of Work Initiative. PEAT is funded by the U.S Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to help employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to go about doing so. Bill has over 20 years' experience in inclusive product design and technology accessibility program leadership, with a special focus on complex and emerging technologies. He is a regular advisor to industry accessibility practices and standards development, where he leverages broad knowledge of hardware, software and content design, development and testing methodologies. He recently served as the Sr. Manager of Accessibility at Magic Leap and has been a leader in the XR Access Initiative. Prior to PEAT and Magic Leap, he served in roles as diverse as assistive technology researcher (at Georgia Tech), UX / accessibility consultant/executive architect (at IBM Accessibility), and strategic accessibility consultant (at Level Access). Mr. Curtis-Davidson serves on the External Advisory Board of the Georgia Tech Human-Computer Interaction (GT-HCI) Degree Program. 

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