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Infosys commits to bringing online learning to all learners
Fri, 4th Dec 2020
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Infosys has committed to improving digital learning experiences for all learners. According to a new announcement, the company has stated it is ‘focused on improving digital accessible learning experiences for people with disabilities'.

This announcement builds on Infosys' ongoing commitment to building platforms and infrastructure for a diverse and inclusive workplace, the company states.

Making Infosys Wingspan more accessible

As part of this journey, Infosys will work towards building a more digitally accessible learning experience for people with disability through Infosys' next-gen digital learning platform: Infosys Wingspan.

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) will act as a trusted advisor for Infosys on accessibility.

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.

Commenting on the partnership with AND

Infosys vice president and head of education for training and assessment, Thirumala Arohi, says, “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.

Infosys senior vice president and region head for Australia and New Zealand, Andrew Groth, says, “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.

The Australian Network on Disability deputy CEO Amy Whalley says, “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.

A broader commitment to diverse thinking

Earlier this year, Infosys joined a group of 16 organisations in Australia that are recognised as Disability Confident Recruiters (DCR) by the Australian Network on Disability.

The DCR status acknowledges ongoing work by the Infosys' regional diversity and inclusion council, the company states.

This also aligns with the Infosys' global diversity charter that employment decisions are made based on merit and business needs, the company states.

For several years now, Infosys Australia has had 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 is underpinned by the Infosys Global Diversity Policy, and has successfully created pathways to digital careers for neurodiverse talent.

Groth says, “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.