Technology as a key enabler for people with visual and hearing impairments

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1 Mar 2023

Capgemini strives to have a diverse workforce representing society in all its richness and offer equal opportunity to all talents to join and thrive, including people with disabilities.

In Brazil, the CapAbility committee has launched various initiatives to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities and generate awareness for co-workers and managers working with people with disabilities, with a view to create an inclusive work environment.

A key enabler is assistive technology. Currently, Capgemini is involved in several areas to guarantee availability of issues such as equipment, office supplies, and assistive technology systems.

JAWS (Job Access with Speech), one of the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse, provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications. Capgemini has ensured access to this product for their colleagues with visually impairments.

Capgemini has also introduced sign language interpreters in webinar sessions, where we invite all colleagues including those with a hearing impairment, as this ensures we make communication accessible to all our colleagues. We have registered suppliers and including a sign language interpreter is now mandatory for all webinars in Brazil.