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Accenture rolls out ‘Accessibility Center on Wheels’

Ehda M. Dagooc - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Accenture Philippines introduced Accessibility Center on Wheels, which aims to bring assistive technology solutions right at the homes of its employees with disabilities in the Philippines.

The Accessibility Center on Wheels is a compact, mobile accessibility solutions suite that will be piloted in Metro Manila.

Through the Accessibility Center on Wheels, Accenture Philippines’ employees with vision, hearing, speech or mobility impairment will be able to access an array of personalized assistive technologies such as headsets, talk-to-text keyboards, glasses, among other equipment, in the comfort of their homes. The program is the latest development within the Accessibility Center initiative, which was pioneered in Accenture’s facilities in the Philippines in 2019.

“The  Accessibility Center on Wheels demonstrates how we are constantly innovating solutions that will enable our people with disabilities with best-fit technologies to help them achieve their potential and succeed. Through this project, our people will be able to expediently access and experience latest technologies, customized for their needs and brought to where they are needed most. When we are able to provide a barrier-free work environment for our people, we leave no one behind and that is the power of inclusive innovation,” said Rudy Guiao, Special Executive Advisor to Accenture Global Accessibility Center and Head of Information Technology for ASEAN and Greater China.

Meanwhile, the management consulting, technology and outsourcing services company also expanded its support to LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines by introducing new health benefits for our transgender people in the country. The benefits include reimbursement for various surgical and non-surgical interventions for those employees diagnosed with gender dysphoria.

“We recognize the need to support the holistic well-being of our transgender community so that they can be their best true selves at work. Having this benefit brings even more value to our continuing and intensified programs to accelerate equality for all. Through these practices, we empower our people and give them the space to be seen, heard, and succeed,” explained Ira Reyes, country human resources managing director, Accenture in the Philippines.


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