Technological accessibility for employees and job seekers with disabilities is an issue of increasing importance for the Labor Department and employers.
According to Chris Lu, writing for the U.S. Department of Labor blog:
To put it simply, our commitment to accessible technology is about basic civil rights, as well as the collective productivity of America’s workforce. That’s because inaccessible technology — from websites, to software applications, to online job applications — is preventing many people with disabilities from doing their jobs effectively, or even applying for jobs in the first place.
One way in which the Labor Department seeks to advance this issue is through TalentWorks, which is designed to help employers stay up-to-date on accessibility.