ACCESSIBILITY

As a Disability Confident Employer, we strive to create a culture of inclusion to empower everyone.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Diversity and inclusion is a huge part of who we are here at CPIT. We strive to create a culture of inclusion to empower everyone – doing everything we can to make sure all of our people can reach their full potential.

It’s eye opening to understand that 1 billion, or 15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability.

As such we have several systems in place to make sure we are as open and flexible a business as possible for both our own teams and people, and for our customers.

Our teams are trained in Microsoft Accessibility, we’re a Disability Confident Employer, and we have a wealth of technology solutions to help with accessibility.

OVER 70% OF DISABILITIES ARE NOT VISIBLE

Visual impairment

VISUAL

• Colour Blind

• Low Vision

• Blind

hearing impairment

HEARING

• Hard of Hearing

• Deaf

cognitive impairment

COGNITIVE

• Learning Disabilities

• Autism

• Seizures

speach impairment

SPEACH

• Speech Impediment

• Unable to Speak

mobility impairment

MOBILITY

• Arthritis

• Quadriplegia

• Spinal Cord Injuries

neural impairment

NEURAL

• Bipolar

• Anxiety

• PTSD

• OCD

• Depression

OVER 70% OF DISABILITIES ARE NOT VISIBLE

Visual impairment

VISUAL

• Colour Blind

• Low Vision

• Blind

hearing impairment

HEARING

• Hard of Hearing

• Deaf

cognitive impairment

COGNITIVE

• Learning Disabilities

• Autism

• Seizures

speach impairment

SPEACH

• Speech Impediment

• Unable to Speak

mobility impairment

MOBILITY

• Arthritis

• Quadriplegia

• Spinal Cord Injuries

neural impairment

NEURAL

• Bipolar

• Anxiety

• PTSD

• OCD

• Depression

15% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION EXPERIENCE SOME FORM OF DISABILITY

WE ARE A DISABILITY CONFIDENT EMPLOYER

Here at Cooper Parry IT we’re proud to be a registered Disability Confident Employer.

What does this mean?

It means we’re stringently committed to equality and diversity in the workplace. It means we focus on people’s talents and help them to overcome physical challenges at work that may hold them back from achieving their goals. By helping to find solutions and adapt the working environment for all our staff so that they can use their talents as effectively as possible.

• We remove barriers for disabled people, and those suffering from long term health conditions so that they can fulfil their aspirations and potential.

• We improve employee morale and commitment by ensuring that we treat all employees fairly.

• We draw from the widest possible pool of talent.

• We work with talented staff who are skilled, loyal and hardworking.

• Our offices are fully wheel-chair accessible with lifts and disabled parking spaces.

ACCESSIBLE TOOLS TO HELP WITH INCLUSION

Our Digital Culture and Modern Workplace offerings support accessibility, diversity and inclusion by making sure all members of the team are engaged and included in everything we do.

With our Red Hot Teams Cultures engagement and culture apps that are built on a foundation of Microsoft Teams, it allows all your people, whether office or home based, to be linked into your culture, with teams, coms, feedback and rewards all powered over Teams.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RED HOT TEAMS CULTURE

Microsoft’s Power Apps Accessibility Checker was used in the creation of these 5 apps to create an accessible and inclusive experiences for everyone.

This includes making sure the apps can be navigated using only the keyboard by ensuring the tabindex property is set correctly across the various screens and controls in the app so the tab key will move between them in the correct order. Likewise, the focus on each control has been checked to ensure its visible so that users using keyboard navigation can see which is selected at any time as they move around the app screens.

We have also ensured that the screens within the app are named clearly and logically and that for all controls on a screen, the accessibility label property is completed with helpful text so that visually impaired users will know what is selected at any time.

Microsoft Accessibility Trained

Our teams are trained in Microsoft Accessibility, which allows us to work with our customers who have accessibility needs, and we can train them how to use Windows 10 and O365 features to provide the solutions they need, including things such as:

• Vision – High contrast settings, colour blindness settings, increased font magnification, audio feedback etc.

• Hearing – Closed captions and visual cues for sounds.

With the addition of tools such as Learning Tools, Editor, Text Suggestions, Dictate, Narrator and much more, we can help create the ideal setup for anyone that needs a custom setup to work as effectively as possible.

Cooper Parry are 8th in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For 2020 list

Our Digital Culture and inclusion policies are what have got us into the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work, for 4 years in a row, with us climbing up to spot no. 8 in 2020.

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