Skip to main content Skip to Footer

BLOG


Accenture Recruitment
Accenture Recruitment
November 29, 2017

Innovations for Persons with Disabilities

DOWNLOAD VIDEO TRANSCRIPT [PDF]


One in seven people in the world have some form of disability—and one in four will face a mental illness in their lifetime. Creating an inclusive, welcoming work environment for people with disabilities is up to all of us.

To mark the United Nations-observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Accenture will host four Facebook Live broadcasts from locations around the world from November 30 to December 8.

The broadcasts will explore the latest in assistive technology and accessibility with our #Tech4Good team and Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer. These innovations are truly game changers. We’ll also learn about some of our programs that employ people with disabilities.

We invite you to keep the conversation going, to help us continue to educate and advocate for persons with disabilities in the workforce.

Leonard Cheshire Disability
Thursday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m. London time
Learn about this Skills to Succeed partnership, equipping people with the skills to obtain a job. Speakers: Neil Heslop, CEO, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Heidi Strawson, Corporate Citizenship, Accenture.

Sin Barreras – Without Barriers
Friday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m., Buenos Aires time
Hear about an award-winning program for hiring persons with disabilities from the Sin Barreras team: Flavio Squillacioti and Ayeleen Vegagil Esposito at Accenture.

Tech4Good: Innovating for Inclusion
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m. Bangalore time
Learn about the latest artificial intelligence solutions for sight- and hearing-impaired people from our Tech4Good team, led by Sanjay Podder, Accenture Labs (India).

Accessibility Benefits Everyone
Friday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern time zone
Hear about making software usable for persons with disabilities in a conversation with Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft and Dan Ellerman, Global Persons with Disabilities Lead at Accenture.

Accessibility options: We will provide live captioning during the events, and a transcript will be available here 24 hours after each live session ends.

At Accenture, we believe there should be no barrier to opportunities because of a disability–whether hidden or visible.

Join a team where you can truly be yourself and make a difference.

Copyright © 2017 Accenture. All rights reserved. Accenture, its logo, and High performance. Delivered. are trademarks of Accenture.

Archive



COMMENTS (0)

SIGN IN WITH SOCIAL

COMMENT WITH SOCIAL

OR COMMENT WITH EMAIL

Your Data Privacy

By providing your e-mail address, you agree to the terms
outlined in our privacy statement associated with
commenting on the site. Your e-mail address will not be
used for promotional marketing purposes.

CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code