What you should know about workplace accessibility
November 30, 2023
November 30, 2023
Sarah Cline, Workplace Inclusion & Diversity Lead shines a light on the things everyone should know about the services, accommodations and support that are available for our people and interview candidates with disabilities, whether permanent or temporary, apparent or non-apparent, across the globe.
Accessibility is a workplace essential. As a person with a hearing disability, I know this firsthand.
Our Accessibility programs provide workplace accommodations, implement inclusive design in our workplaces, offer leading-edge technologies for our people, and encourage technology accessibility with our partners and suppliers. As a result, we help people work most productively, whether they are in an office, at home, at a client site, or on the go.
In our offices we embed inclusive design such as:
Our people at Accenture request accommodations including assistive technology, web accessibility, workplace accessibility and more through the Accommodation Support Tool, which is designed to humanize technology and provide accommodations efficiently.
We also have Accessibility Centers – experience zones that provide assistive technology solutions for different needs. These provide a physical space where people can interact with assistive technology and ergonomic equipment and learn from and collaborate with colleagues. We have 40 centers across the globe in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
Interview candidates looking to join us can also request for accommodation support via their recruiters. If needed, our accessibility centers can be leveraged during the interview process.
So, what kinds of accommodations are available?
We offer unique solutions that cater to specific needs—from hearing, vision, cognitive, and mobility solutions, to disability prevention technology. For example:
I believe that it’s important for companies to not only meet accessibility standards but exceed them.
Here are a few actions we take to continually strive for excellence:
In addition to our ongoing commitment to enhancing our physical network of centers, we are also advancing our solutions to be more innovative and future-focused.
Our mobile Accessibility Centers allow for flexibility and the ability to showcase our capabilities to external partners and local communities. And we’re evolving our multi-channel technology support for people with disabilities through generative AI, offered through custom communication tools, accessible content creation, and ergonomic workplace design through 3D printing.
And equally important is our continued education on disability inclusion, taking our culture of equality from strength to strength.
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