Disability inclusiveness and accessibility

Disability inclusiveness and accessibility are part of who we are, how we work at EY, and how we will thrive in the future.

Disability inclusiveness forms the foundation of our organization

Well over a century ago, our co-founder Arthur Young became partially blind in a cricket game and later lost his hearing in law school. Unable to practice courtroom law, he emigrated from Scotland to the United States seeking new ways to use his skills. Arthur’s disability drove him to become an innovator and entrepreneur, as he evolved his accounting company into what it would become today: a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and consulting services.

We’ve been building on our commitment to disability inclusiveness ever since.

Pictured right: EY Co-founder, Arthur Young

Our recent disabilities inclusiveness milestones

Our recent disabilities inclusiveness milestones

Leading by example

Our people are our greatest assets. We are committed to enabling each of our talented professionals to do their best work.

The commitment starts with EY Global Chairman and CEO Carmine Di Sibio, who helped found a school for children with autism, and is one of The Valuable 500’s Iconic Leaders. Carmine has enlisted top executives from EY to help drive disability inclusiveness throughout our regions, functions and lines of business. Hank Prybylski, EY Global Vice Chair — Transformation, is the EY Global Executive Sponsor for Disability and helps make sure that inclusion and accessibility are embedded throughout the organization.

EY office spaces are built to be accessible and inclusive. We have inclusive and accessible marketing, learning and procurement processes. We offer digital accessibility training for everyone. We are also helping build a more accessible world by supporting initiatives such as Teach Access, The Valuable 500 and Procure Access.

We’ve embedded our commitment to disability inclusiveness into the heart of our EY Global DE&I statement.

Our latest thinking

How real-time data improved diversity and inclusion policies

Data, analytics and a desire to embrace inclusivity transformed a consumer products company’s D&I program into an organization-wide cultural movement.

28 Feb 2022 Jan Kasprzycki-Rosikon + 2

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From inclusive recruitment tools to accessible websites, learn how to better harness – and retain – the talents of people with disabilities.

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    Maximizing differences helps realize potential

    Diverse perspectives, an inclusive culture and equitable opportunities unlock innovative thinking and endless possibility.

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