We are committed to working with people of all abilities and providing needed accommodations including disability/medical, religious, academic and employment. Since 2009, our Accessibility team has helped to define our standards and accessibility tools as needs and technology evolve.
In June 2015, our Workplace Accommodations team launched an online, self-service request system called ACCOMMODATE. Employees, applicants, visitors and investors may submit requests for accommodations, which we qualify through a centralized budget. One of our Employee Resource Groups, Victory Over Impairment & Challenge Enterprise (VOICE), was instrumental in providing input to implement the new system.
In 2015, we received the second half of 923 requests for accommodation. Common requests included job modifications (duties/hours), job equipment (chairs, lamps, mirrors, sit/stand desks), accessibility items (IT hardware/software, facilities adjustments to entrances) and services (interpreters, captioning, travel, lactation/prayer rooms, dietary).
Other 2015 highlights:
• We partnered with disability organizations such as the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Business Leadership Network, American Association for People with Disabilities and the Job Accommodation Network.
• To honor the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), we sponsored America's Disability Rights Museum on Wheels featuring interactive learning and technology. The mobile exhibit toured major cities in the United States to educate people about the disability movement and civil rights passage of ADA.