Companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities in their workforce have outperformed their peers, according to our new research, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.
The 45 companies that we identified as standing out for their leadership in areas specific to disability employment and inclusion had, on average over the four-year period, 28 percent higher revenue, double the net income and 30 percent higher economic profit margins than their peers. Our analysis also revealed that U.S. GDP could get a boost of up to US$25 billion if more persons with disabilities joined the labor force.DOWNLOAD REPORT
Watch Accenture North America CEO Julie Sweet discuss disability inclusion on a panel at the 2019 World Economic Forum.
Consultant Joaquin Ortiz’s strong-willed determination has served him well in his career at Accenture, where being deaf has never held him back. Indeed, it has contributed to his innate talent to innovate, solve complex challenges and adapt to the world around him. Joaquin’s current role at Accenture involves making websites accessible to persons with disabilities—a project that enables millions of people to access important information. “I want to demonstrate to the world that deaf people can do anything they want. There are no excuses or limitations,” he says.
We see accessibility as an opportunity to innovate and improve technology usability for everyone.
Watch the video to hear from our IT team in Madrid and discover how Accenture is working to enable every employee to fully interact with technology regardless of functional diversity.
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.
Providing increased access to technologies that meet the needs of diverse populations presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses. Forward-thinking businesses that take this approach lay the foundation for inclusive work cultures that enable persons with disabilities to thrive.
Our latest thinking, “The Accessibility Advantage: Why businesses should care about inclusive design” will help you capitalize on both.
At Accenture, we are empowering persons with disabilities every day. Our Global Persons with Disabilities Champions Network organizes local networking, collaboration, mentoring and awareness-building activities for persons with disabilities—as well as caregivers and colleagues—throughout the year. 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