Differently abled Capgemini employees discuss inclusivity

Differently abled Capgemini employees discuss inclusivity

 April 25, 2022

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Capgemini is an inclusive employer that creates better working environments for people of all abilities. 

How does a workplace ensure that ability never goes unnoticed and all employees can work towards getting the future they want?

According to Marta Zając, a Junior Project Manager for Capgemini’s Cloud Infrastructure Services, it starts with a culture of openness, inclusivity, and accessibility.

Creating a more accessible and inclusive workplace

Marta is based in Katowice, Poland. She has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic condition that causes muscle weakness. She says that being open about her disability and her needs helps to create a more accessible and inclusive workplace.

“I was diagnosed when I was three,” she says. “As a wheelchair user, it has a big impact on my day-to-day activities, and I have personal assistants to help me live the life I want."

“For me, the physical space of an office or other workplace can be a challenge. Doors might be too heavy to move, or scanners for security badges are too high to reach from wheelchair level, or reception desks are too high. I now have a wheelchair with a lift to raise the seat, but before that, even coffee machines were too high for me," she explains.

Expanding employees' horizons

“The great thing is that Capgemini puts a lot of effort into expanding employees’ horizons, sharing information and creating awareness around disability, alongside other topics such as how we can all be more eco-friendly and look after the environment," explains Marta. 

“The more we talk about and discuss something, the more aware people become. It means that if I need to point out a problem with accessibility, my colleagues can help sort things out. For example, I now have a special shelf in the office kitchen, just for me, which is on my level. It’s about consulting disabled people and being open to their suggestions. If you can run accessibility audits and conduct some training, even better.”

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Capgemini is proud of its employee diversity.

Employee differences guide the company's innovation and inspiration, which is why Capgemini sees diversity and inclusion as both a strategic advantage and an ongoing opportunity.

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