We also encourage the provision of reasonable accommodations—modifications or adjustments to a job or the work environment to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment equal to those of employees without disabilities—to create an adaptable work environment.
To facilitate a level playing field for employees who are persons with disability, Accenture formed a three-part Accessibility Council, comprising leaders who directly influence and impact accessibility and accommodation outcomes. The Council strives to make the workplace accessible by way of application software, infrastructure and sensitizing teams/managers on disability awareness and education.
Physical Accessibility to infrastructure, emergency preparedness and travel
Technology Accessibility to assistive technology, web accessibility
Attitudinal Accessibility to accessible learning assets and disability Education
For the career development of persons with disability, Accenture provides an accessible work environment, including an accessible recruitment process, focused integration and professional development opportunities along with role and disability specific interventions at different stages of their career.
Enables employees who are persons with disability gain access to Accenture's global network of senior colleagues to help them gain additional insights on career development.
Introduced in fiscal 2014, the program aims to bring together employees who are persons with disability and provides them support through networking, collaboration and mentoring. With more than 1,400 members, the Network endeavors to impart knowledge, skills and insights around the PwD program.
We firmly believe that each person has unique skills, talent and strengths to contribute, and there should be no barrier to sharing talent due to a disability – whether hidden or visible.
Saswat has been with Accenture for 11 years. Having started his career as an application architect with the CIO team, today, Saswat is a delivery associate manager, working directly with clients. This has been made possible because Saswat's talent was recognized and he was given opportunities to flourish by his supervisors and team members. Saswat has also been training many application/tech architects for a while now. It is something that he enjoys doing, apart from his work. His other hobbies include sketching, travelling and astrology.
"Accenture offers lots of opportunities to grow, you just need to keep looking. Never get too comfortable in any role and always be on the look out for new ways to challenge yourself. This is the best way to ensure you are always learning and growing."
Sridevi Thota started her career at Accenture as a Matlab for 8 months involved in the development of Predictive Models in DSP and AIP
"Previously, my disability made me very nervous about interacting with colleagues and clients. I never openly talked about my disability and all the stress this caused affected my personal life.
After joining Accenture however, on my first day itself the HR team took the time to explain the equal opportunity policies in detail and told me about Accenture's PWD champions. Ever since then, I have become very confident and I now openly talk about disability when required.
Since joining Accenture my confidence has increased and I have finally found the peace, and a work-life balance I didn't think was possible."
Ami is a Java developer with 13 years of experience working for a large financial services client (diamond client for Accenture) and responsible for the end-to-end project delivery for the client.
"Life at Accenture has been wonderful! In all my 11+ years here, there has never been a day when I have not felt excited about coming to work."
Accenture overall, has made my life easier. But I would like to recount a time in my life when I was required to be in plasters for 3 months as a treatment for my Spinal Muscle Atrophy (SMA). I wanted to do something instead of just sitting there, bed ridden and that was when my supervisors went out of their way to help me. I could work from home, continuing to contribute to the project; this not only kept me engaged, but it prevented me from going to a darker, more negative space.
Accenture in India is proud to host the Disability Matters Asia Conference, the flagship event of Springboard Consulting LLC. The conference and awards ceremony celebrate global corporations leading the way in mainstreaming disability in three categories: Workforce, Workplace and/or Marketplace.
When: July 27–28, 2017
Where: Accenture Regional Learning Center, Bangalore, India
Rekha M Menon
Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India
Managing Director - India Geographic Unit HR Lead
Managing Director, Financial Services,
Delivery Centers for Technology in India & India Human Capital and Diversity Lead
Director – Talent Strategy,
Human Capital & Diversity – India
Managing Director - Workplace Solutions for India GU
Accenture has an unwavering commitment to facilitating an inclusive, open and equitable environment for all our employees with unique abilities. The diversity of our people is part of what makes us exceptional. By embracing our people’s difference in abilities and unique strengths, we Lead in the New—together.