Bull is working in partnership with the French national agency (AGEFIPH) that helps people with disabilities to access the world of work.
The Bull Institute - a not-for-profit foundation supported by the company - is responsible for a major project focused on helping people with disabilities access the professional workplace. Launched in 2002, the project involves members of the Bull Institute and respected healthcare professionals.
Since it was set up, the Institute has focused on showing how IT can help people with disabilities, particularly those with a visual impairment. Its projects include enabling instantaneous transmission of the results of the Prix Goncourt literary prize on Braille terminals and voice synthesis, and helping French newspaper Le Monde produce a weekly mini-disk version for the blind.
The Institute has also helped make digital versions of key IT publications available for the visually impaired.
Bull has developed a special coaching program for students with disabilities, relating to the Group’s main business activities, with a volunteer mentor from within the appropriate Bull business unit directly helping the student to integrate within the business.
Placements and bursaries may also be available from Bull to help students onto the program, and specialist software to help make day-to-day work as straightforward as possible can also be provided.