Touching Lives With Technology

Feature Article | March 4, 2010 by Johannes Gillar

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It’s an uncomfortable truth: People with disabilities are often thought of as less reliable under pressure – a grave misconception, considering the successes of disabled athletes in the Paralympics or other projects. Take the blind mountain climber Andy Holzer, for example, whose goal is to conquer the Seven Summits. The Austrian has already crossed five of the highest peaks in the world off his list. The disabled are showing what they can do in a wide range of fields, including the business world.

And more and more companies are realizing that by not giving them the chance to develop their potential, they are leaving untold talent and motivation untapped. Deutsche Post DHL, one of the world’s leading mail and logistics groups, has initiated a project to support colleagues with disabilities. It is doing this together with the BIK (“breaking down barriers in information and communication”) project of the German Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs and the expert support of the Münster Integration Office.

You will find the whole article in the current SAP SPECTRUM.

Free download: The current issue of SAP SPECTRUM Issue 1 | 2010.

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