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Driving the accessibility advantage at Accenture

Accenture is driving technology accessibility in the workplace to support our people with disabilities across the globe.

Call for change

When tech meets human ingenuity

"We are removing barriers in technology to make all of our employees, regardless of their ability, more productive."

— Melissa Summers, Managing Director – Global IT, Corporate Technology, Accenture

Software development

  • IT accessibility requirements
  • Accessibility training courses
  • Agile design reviews

Ongoing operations

  • Established accessibility checkpoints
  • Online monitoring service

Content creation and consumption

  • Addressing new content on Microsoft Office 365
  • Piloted Microsoft AI products with Accenture employees

Procuring for accessibility

  • Vendors must meet accessibility guidelines
  • Partner with providers, like Microsoft, to promote accessibility of software products

A valuable difference


Number of internal websites expected to be WCAG 2.1 AA compliant by completion of year 3.


Approximate number of Accenture developers trained on accessibility over three years.


New Accenture video and broadcast content automatically captioned.


A virtual Accessibility Center of Excellence established, consisting of people, knowledge, disciplines, services and idea generation.


Received Disability Equality Index (US) perfect 100 out of 100 score for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Meet the team

Melissa Summers

Managing Director – Global IT, Corporate Technology

Lisa Bertolin

Manager – Global IT, Accessibility Design Experience