Increasing Access for Persons with Disabilities: The case of Safaricom. Introduction. Safaricom strives to be an equal opportunity employer and as such employs qualified persons with disability.
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Our buildings have lifts that are wide and large enough to ensure staff who use wheel chairs can fit in comfortably even when other staff are in the lift. The sensors are also maintained to ensure ample time when wheeling in. We are also in the process of building disable friendly lifts at the Call Centre facility..
Facilitation of tax exemption services with KRA.
In line with the Act, the company has ensured SWDs with exemption certificates from KRA enjoy the tax exemption up to Ksh. 150,000 as per income tax guidelines.
Availability of Special PC (software) for the Visually Impaired Staff at their workstations.
This has ensured that the letters are sufficiently enlarged to make them visible and colors conducive to the level of sight.
This provides SWDs options with regard to their working and therefore be able to choose suitable travel times.
Regular facilitation of Cabs/Taxi services to and from work
Involvement and inclusiveness in decision making
This enables the staff to have open forum where they communicate the issues that affect them and how best the company can address them. Staff with disabilities also have a representative at the Safaricom Staff Council which meets the CEO every two months.