The American Bar Association will honor Accenture, a leading global professional services company providing a range of strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services, with its Champions for Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession Award. The ABA Commission on Disability Rights selected Accenture for its commitment to and leadership in creating and sustaining an inclusive, barrier-free work environment where persons with disabilities across the globe experience a real sense of belonging, can be who they are, and perform at their full potential.
The Champions award recognizes a corporation who has made measurable progress in the recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement to leadership positions of individuals with disabilities. Accenture has signed and actively gotten numerous of its law firm partners to sign the Commission’s Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession: A Pledge for Change, which signifies an organization’s commitment to disability diversity. Accenture believes there should be no barriers to uncovering talent due to a disability –whether it is physical or mental, visible or invisible. As a digital company, Accenture is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities through technology, specifically assistive technologies, and workplace-related modifications.
In 2017, Accenture launched an Accessibility Center of Excellence (CoE) to proactively address the needs of its employees and its goal of continually improving each employee’s online user experience. Each year throughout the month of December, Accenture celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities in more than 22 countries around the world, hosting a global webcast that is open to all employees and external guests. Accenture’s Persons with Disabilities Champions Network, with its 7,000 plus members, sponsors local networking, collaboration, mentoring and awareness-building activities for persons with disabilities, as well as caretakers and colleagues.
Building strong partnerships with other organizations allows Accenture to expand persons with disabilities sourcing. Its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative advances employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for individuals around the globe by using technology to drive impact at scale.