This session showcases the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) successful integration of crowdsourcing into the policymaking process through its ePolicyWorks initiative, featuring highlights from the recent “Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Employment for People with Disabilities” online dialogue. By engaging stakeholders in an exercise of ideation, ePolicyWorks is leveraging IdeaScale to help inform and improve disability policy. With more than 30 dialogues to date, the results have provided ODEP and its partners with innovative ideas, promising practices and insightful feedback used to develop policies and programs to improve opportunities for people with disabilities.

ePolicyWorks: Engaging Stakeholders to Break Down Employment Barriers and Inform Disability Policy