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May 16, 2019

Why Enabling Accessibility Fuels Innovation


In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re not just talking about accessibility. We’re showing how taking action empowers innovation and grows careers.

  • Meet Joaquin Ortiz. He uses a VRS–Video Relay System to communicate with his team as he works to improve website accessibility for persons with disabilities.

  • Learn about Lisa Bertolini. She uses a wheelchair and taps into her 19+ years of experience at Accenture to forge new paths for others with disabilities.

  • Find out about Paul Clayton. Braille software, a Braille embosser and a mobile phone with speech software are the tools of the trade in his role providing administrative support.

Creating an inclusive workplace environment, where everyone feels like they belong, can thrive in their careers and get the tools they need for their jobs is a commitment Accenture takes seriously.

Awareness is the first step
Our research shows that accessibility awareness and inclusivity support workplace equality—it’s good for society, and it’s good for business. Accessibility is an opportunity to innovate and improve technology usability for everyone at Accenture.

We know that providing increased access to technologies that meet the needs of people of all abilities lays the foundation for inclusive work cultures that enable employees to thrive—and it opens tremendous opportunities.

Taking action for accessibility
Inclusive workplace designs and disability inclusion policies and practices pave the way for a sustained organizational culture of innovation and disability inclusion in the future.

Four ways we’re implementing accessibility and inclusive design for all:

  1. Employ– Establishing an inclusive foundation to recruiting, hiring and implementing daily business practices to support a diverse workforce.

  2. Enable– Making persons with disabilities a core priority for human capital strategy through practices like empathy-building and R&D funding.

  3. Engage– Increasing organizational awareness about accessibility and inclusion, from goal-setting to regular review of ethics and inclusion practices.

  4. Empower– Making our people’s work environment and career-path planning connected and accessible, supporting persons with disabilities at all levels of the organization.

Work where accessibility is a basic human right. Find your fit with the Accenture team.

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