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In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which took place on December 3 2018, IFAC’s Professional Accountancy Organization Capacity Building Program hosted a webinar promoting empowerment and ensuring inclusion and accommodation for persons with disabilities. Relevant experts from accountancy shared their perspectives and highlighted their organizations’ practices. Speakers addressed understanding disabilities and practicing disability etiquette; accessibility and accommodations for students, members, staff, and volunteers; and awareness raising and advocating for disabled persons. The webinar also includes a message from an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ member who suffers from Cerebral Palsy and successfully completed ACCA by self-learning—a highlight of the webinar.

Webinar speakers included:

  • Elizabeth Carey, Assistant Manager, Human Capital, IFAC
  • Robert Burns, Senior Operations Manager, Education, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • Mary Johnstone, Manager, Human Resources, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  • Madhavi Ramdin, Head – Mauritius Office, ACCA
  • Kerishma Chareetur, Member, ACCA