According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 15% of the world's population lives with some form of disability. This includes physical disabilities, chronic illnesses, behavioral disorders, cognitive deficiencies, and sensory disabilities.

Our operations in France are helping to bridge the gap between people with disabilities and the IT industry through our offering Handi-ready.

When clients choose Handi-ready for their project, we create an "Inclusive Center" service. As part of this service, we partner with an organization that hires people with disabilities and provides the necessary IT training to integrate them into the client’s project alongside our professionals. The offering enables us to identify talented individuals and help them learn new skills to kick-start their IT careers. It also helps achieve compliance with local laws requiring companies to hire individuals with disabilities.

Watch the video to learn about CGI and APF Entreprises’ Handi-Ready partnership with French utility company EDF.

We also invite you to view more about our Handi-Ready initiative in concert with other CGI community stories in our video Tech for Good: CGI in Our Local Communities.