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FOCUS ON ENABLEMENT


FOCUS ON MY SKILLS,
NOT MY VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Paul Clayton, Accenture Geographic
Services, London

Paul Clayton

Paul Clayton
Accenture Geographic Services, London

For many persons with disabilities, employment opportunities are scarce. But according to Paul Clayton, analyst—Geographic Services, that’s not the case at Accenture.

“From the outset, I’ve been impressed with Accenture’s positive approach as they tried to concentrate on what skills I could offer as opposed to seeing my visual impairment as a barrier, and this support has been continuous over the years,” he says.

Like Paul, we all have different needs and requirements to get our day’s work done. For him, Braille software and a Braille embosser to read and produce documents are tools of the trade in his role providing administrative support to the UK/Ireland team. A mobile phone with speech software enables him to easily access contacts and scanning software gives him access to printed materials while on the move.

Paul’s Accenture experience is a key part of our secret to success—that we recognize talent in its many forms and reasonably accommodate the various work styles and unique needs of our people. Just as importantly, this accommodation extends to employees who may need special considerations to care for a loved one with a disability.

See Paul and other Accenture employees in #InclusionStartsWithI, a short video centered around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment.

"From the outset, I’ve been impressed with Accenture’s positive approach as they tried to concentrate on what skills I could offer as opposed to seeing my visual impairment as a barrier."