Sasol continues to promote accessibility
Sasol supported the British Council’s annual Diversity Week by presenting an accessibility workshop for students and staff.
On a yearly basis, the British Council organises a global Diversity Week featuring a number of fun, as well as educational events, taking place at the British Council office for staff, visitors and customers. This year, the British Council also announced their official support for the Accessible Qatar initiative; its students will be contributing to the application's user-submitted reviews. Sasol's accessibility consultant, Jennifer Stirling, conducted the workshop, explaining the inspiration for the project, application and website.
Accessible Qatar, which builds on Sasol's ongoing Definitely Able CSR initiative, grew out of an engaging session called “Finding the Accessible Doha” during the Definitely Able Conference in March 2015. Disabled individuals from around Qatar, the region and the world discussed inclusion for people with disability as full members of society. Sasol, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Qatar Tourism Authority, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Mada, and the Shafallah Center and in close collaboration with Qatar Social & Cultural Center for the Blind and the Qatari Center of Social Cultural for the Deaf, developed the initiative to help the local community. Additionally, Sasol has recently partnered with the construction exhibition Project Qatar in order to raise awareness around accessibility and to encourage project developers to make their existing and future venues accessible.