Improving digital learning experiences for people with disability

Infosys Australia

Friday, 04 December, 2020


Improving digital learning experiences for people with disability

Infosys is focusing on improving digital accessible learning experiences for people with disability, building on its commitment to deliver platforms and infrastructure for a diverse and inclusive workplace.

The company aims to offer a more digitally accessible learning experience through Infosys Wingspan, its next-gen learning platform.

Thirumala Arohi, Vice President and Head of Education, Training and Assessment at Infosys, said, “As we embark on this digital accessibility journey, working with our partners such as the Australian Network on Disability will allow us to continuously evolve our digital learning experiences to be more inclusive for people with disability.”

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) will act as a trusted advisor for Infosys on accessibility. The AND is a national not-for-profit organisation that recognises and supports businesses to advance the inclusion of people with disability across all areas of business.

Andrew Groth, Infosys Senior Vice President and Region Head for Australia and New Zealand, said, “On International Day of People with Disability we are advancing our partnership with the AND. The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is an important advisor to help us build more digitally accessible learning experiences for people with disability.”

Amy Whalley, AND Deputy CEO, said, “It’s such a pleasure working with Infosys on their journey towards being more accessible and inclusive. The Australian Network on Disability is proud to partner with Infosys on this journey of creating more digitally accessible learning experiences for people with disability, building on their recognition as a Disability Confident Recruiter earlier this year.”

Earlier this year, Infosys joined a group of 16 organisations in Australia that are recognised as Disability Confident Recruiters (DCR) by the AND. The DCR status acknowledges ongoing work by the Infosys’s regional diversity and inclusion council and aligns with the company’s global diversity charter that employment decisions are made based on merit and business needs.

Infosys Australia has a specialist recruitment intake of neurodiverse jobseekers and people on the autism spectrum. The recruitment intake and dedicated training for both successful candidates and managers has successfully created pathways to digital careers for neurodiverse talent.

Groth added, “Infosys is already experiencing the benefit of employing people with disabilities. We have found that employees with disabilities are key contributors and should be given the opportunity to do so.”

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