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Accenture launches accessibility solutions in Philippines

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Business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Accenture on December 10, 2019, held the simultaneous launching of its suite for accessibility solutions for persons with disabilities in their Cebu and Makati facilities, reports the Cebu Daily News. 

This innovation will help enable its employees and job applicants with vision, hearing, speech or mobility disabilities through technologies.

“As a people-driven company, we take pride in developing and pioneering initiatives for persons with disabilities in the Philippines,” said Lito Tayag, country managing director of Accenture.

This initiative underscored the company’s commitment in advancing inclusion and diversity, and to the welfare of the workers, Tayag pointed out.

“We recognize the individuality of each of our employees – whether by age, ability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, religion or sexual orientation – and the importance of providing a work environment that enables them to be best that I can be,” he added.

The technologies in the suite of accessibility solutions, which deal with the sense of hearing, include the Dhvani (Hindi word for sound) software, specialty and noise cancellation headset and speaker models.

“We are delighted to coordinate with PDAO and our volunteer employees to introduce coding to the communities of persons with disabilities in Cebu City,” said Ambe Tierro, Accenture Technology Lead in the Philippines and Global AI Capability Lead.

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