How the company of tomorrow will finally integrate disabled workers

Welcome to 2049

This article is taken from the special issue of “The Obs” “Welcome to 2049”, on sale at newsstands and which you can also order online here.

Sitting at his desk, Jérémy Fortin, 29, has his eyes riveted on his computer screens. The internal platform of Papillons de Jour, the communications agency in which he works, will soon be online. Hair cut close to the sides and ponytail, glasses on his nose, the web designer is quietly tapping, seated in a sophisticated black chair, adapted to his handicap: he was born with a form of dwarfism. At Papillons de Jour, where he has been in work-study training for almost two years, this has never affected his experience. “From the start, it’s as if my disability didn’t exist, he rejoices. Everyone at the agency took a step back. I feel there like everyone else. “

80% of Papillons de Jour employees have a disability, which is often invisible. Around Jérémy Fortin, the atmosphere is studious. Facing the magenta wall, reminiscent of the butterfly of the agency’s logo and indicating in white letters the “Pôle Créa”, seventeen people are busy on their computers. The clicking of the keyboards is frantic, the phones ringing intermittently. From one office to another, employees exchange conversations in low voices, others navigate from station to station to examine the work of neighbors. Located in Rouen, a stone’s throw from the Seine, Les Papillons de Jour has everything

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