Indian IT firms open up to the differently abled
Bangalore: Despite enacting landmark legislation to promote the rights of people with disability in the past decade and an increasing awareness of their marginalization, India’s actions to promote the rights of eight percent of its citizens has been found wanting, a World Bank report says. However, some Indian corporations are taking steps in this direction.
The Equal Opportunity team at Infosys BPO has organized several games and events such as collage competition, relay race, dance, mime and awards for their 190 differently abled employees to commemorate world disability day. The company supports differently abled people from the application stage to their induction into a team. Sensitization workshops are conducted for regular employees to increase awareness about disability and to foster a positive environment.