Disability awareness is crucial at Vodafone to create a supportive inclusive culture. disABILITY is the name of the online site for all employees, giving guidelines, videos and toolkits. Providing information from how to communicate around disability, to applying reasonable adjustments and learn more about different challenges faced by people with disabilities, along with advantages they bring.
Mental Health and thriVe
thriVe is our new online and mobile wellbeing platform that provides a wealth of information and tools to help our employees and family members improve their health and wellbeing and to lead a healthier lifestyle. thriVe helps to assess wellbeing and then set and keep track of personal goals. To help manage and enhance those areas that may need some improvement. Users are able to sync any wearable devices and track performance, and take advantage of fitness programs and healthy recipes to help along the way. These is also a wealth of information and support.
Supporting the Community
Vodafone not only focus on empowering our colleagues with disabilities, but also our customers and communities. Many of our countries have launched incredible products and programmes to enhance 1000 of people’s lives. Highlights include; an SMS Emergency Services for people with communication barriers in South Africa, Italy have launched OSO to help people with disabilities access sport, many countries have given call centre and retail staff sign language training and we have even used our technology to help a colleague who was paralysed to walk again!
Disability Awareness and Celebration
Vodafone celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities in December every year. Highlighting countries that have championed disability in the workplace; be that accessibility solutions, sign language implementation or mental health schemes. We also shine a light on amazing individual stories here at Vodafone, providing inspiring insights to how disability has touched their lives.