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.
We strive to ensure an inclusive, accessible, barrier-free work environment that supports Accenture persons with disabilities across the globe, as well as those who may need special consideration to care for a loved one with a disability.
Chad Jerdee, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Accenture, standing second from right, with a group of triathlon participants.
At one point, Senior Manager Alex Lane took four months off work to focus on his mental health. Now, as a member of Accenture’s Mental Health Allies community, Alex encourages people to speak up about mental health in the workplace: “Talking about mental health is critical to recovery. Looking back, I can see that this experience has positively changed my work and my life. I wish I’d sought help earlier before things got out of control.”
Lisa Bertolini leads an Accenture team at the forefront of creating accessibility in the digital age—making websites friendly for people with disabilities. The team helps improve Accenture’s internal websites, so employees with disabilities can complete a time report or new employees can find career information.
“You have to be adaptable to change if you work with Accenture,” she says. “And that’s probably one of its greatest assets because as the world evolves, and Accenture grows with it, so does its attitude toward people with disabilities.”
Accenture believes that enterprises have a powerful role to play in ensuring technology helps bridge the divide for people with disabilities. Learn about our holistic approach to accessibility and the steps our internal IT organization is taking toward real and lasting change.
At Accenture, we are empowering persons with disabilities every day. See the videos below to learn more about how we are advancing inclusion.
National Organization on Disability Disability Employer Seal of Approval (US), 2018
Business Disability Forum Disability-smart Awards (UK), “highly commended” recognition of our UK Mental Health Allies program executive sponsor, 2015
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