Emerging Technology Accessibility, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
Bill Curtis-Davidson is a Senior Consultant – Emerging Tech Accessibility at the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), which is funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), US Department of Labor. At PEAT, Bill works to foster collaborations that make emerging technologies such as AI and XR (Extended Reality including Augmented/Virtual Reality) accessible, support workplaces in using inclusive technologies that engage the skills of employees with disabilities, and build a future that works. Previously, Bill served as the Senior Manager of Accessibility at Magic Leap, and he has also served as a leader in the XRAccess.org Initiative. He has over 20 years’ experience working in accessibility research/policy/standards development, strategic accessibility program consulting, and inclusive product design. He has served in roles as diverse as assistive technology research scientist (Georgia Tech), UX / accessibility consultant/executive architect (IBM Accessibility), and strategic accessibility consultant (Level Access).