How we're finding new ways to bring accessibility to the workplace
August 25, 2021
We have all experienced changes to our normal daily patterns in recent months. Being restricted in our personal lives—through lock downs—and professional lives—working remotely instead of traveling to our offices—is a reminder of how much we value accessibility. And it emphasizes, too, how important accessibility is to bringing our best selves to work on a daily basis. It’s a subject close to my heart and an essential ingredient in Accenture’s wider inclusion, diversity and equality efforts.
In a new case study about our Accessibility Program you can find out how we help people work productively, whether from one of our offices, at home, at a client site or on the go. We believe that helping our people be the best they can be, personally and professionally, means they can seize opportunities, unleash their abilities and successfully manage their careers. It’s good for them, our clients and our communities.
Our Accessibility Program is a fine example of inclusion and diversity at work. It brings together teams from our Procurement, Real Estate, Workplace and IT organizations to provide the best accessibility solutions for all, whatever their requirements.
We collaborate on initiatives that cover every aspect of an employee’s workday—including space, assistive technologies and devices, software, tools and more.
Accenture’s business is based around delivering on the promise of technology and human ingenuity for our clients. Using that combination to support an inclusive and accessible workplace is no better place to start. We now offer 11,000 assistive and preventative technologies, like polarized glasses and standing desks, and more than 75% Accenture applications are accessible.
Above all, we truly care about our people and want to help them succeed. We’ve seen what good looks like. The implementation of Accessibility Centers in China, India, Japan, Malaysia, North America and the Philippines has empowered people with disabilities working in those locations.
Here’s some of the ways we solve accessibility challenges:
More enhancements to our Accessibility Program are underway. We want to be a pioneer in disability inclusion and I believe our accessibility efforts are not only reimagining what’s possible, but also helping us get there.
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