eRecruiting and Accessibility – Peatworks

eRecruiting and AccessibilityLauren Rabb2022-03-07T03:41:17+00:00

eRecruiting and Accessibility

Imagine that the only thing standing between you and your dream applicant is an online job application that prevents the candidate from clicking the “next” button. It’s a common scenario faced by many job seekers with disabilities, and inaccessible technology used during the hiring process is the root cause. Such issues can create employment barriers to qualified candidates and can cause you to miss out on potentially great hires.

Want to learn more? This section of TalentWorks provides general background and lays a foundation for making accessibility improvements.

Imagine that the only thing standing between you and your dream applicant is an online job application that prevents the candidate from clicking the “next” button.

What exactly is meant by the term “accessibility?” How is it defined in a technology context?

“Accessible technology” is technology that can be used successfully by people with a wide range of functional abilities. When technology is accessible, each user is able to interact with it in ways that work best for him or her. For example, when using a desktop computer, there are multiple ways to input information—via a mouse, the keyboard, or through a speech recognition system, to name a few. If [...]

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