Enterprise -> Technology
Released: 4th July 2013
UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, has been awarded a European CSR award for its work with Blindeforbundet, the Norwegian Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted (NABP) to make its Agresso Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software available to blind and partially sighted people in Norway.
UNIT4 has worked closely with the NABP since 2011 in a unique project to develop its solution in order to open the doors to employment for some of the 125,000 unemployed blind and partially sighted people in Norway. As long time users of the Agresso software covering all core administrative functions, the NABP believes that companies can really benefit from the skills and expertise that its members offer, who need access to core business systems like Agresso.
In partnership with the NABP, UNIT4 has developed a product reading list in braille for the blind and visually impaired, which sits in front of the user’s keyboard and mirrors the user’s screen text line by line. Text to speech function is available making it easy and quick to listen to the text that’s written on the screen. For the visually impaired, the text has been adapted to provide enhanced readability through stronger contrasts and increased size.
“UNIT4 is the leading ERP supplier in Norway with 800 medium and large organisations using our software,” said Ton Dobbe, VP Product and Product Marketing. “Through our work with the NABP, we can provide important employment opportunities for some of the thousands of unemployed blind and visually impaired, also enabling businesses to tap into the unused talent and skills this workforce has to offer. The product we have developed is proven and unrivalled in the ERP space, creating great opportunity for our customers and potential customers.”
This year was the first ever pan-European Award Scheme to inspire CSR excellence in multi-stakeholder projects. The focus was on successful partnerships between business and non-business organisations, with particular emphasis on collaborative programmes that tackle sustainability through innovation. Funded and initiated by the European Commission and coordinated by CSR Europe and Business in the Community with the support of Alliance Boots, the Awards Scheme is delivered by a consortium of 29 National CSR organisations.
Published by: electronicdawn Ltd.