Her journey at BDO
Becky's journey at BDO spans a remarkable 24 years, from her initial days as a CA student in 1999 in Vancouver to her current role as an Internal Accounting Manager.
In 1994, she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a condition that gradually leads to vision loss. In those early years, she was interviewed and began her career at BDO with a relatively unaffected vision. Despite her deteriorating eyesight, Becky pursued her CPA qualification in 2001, demonstrating dedication to her profession.
By 2002, she ceased driving and began utilizing adaptive technology to support her professional performance in 2004. Despite facing these challenges, her decision to shift from client-facing audit work to internal functions was endorsed by BDO, and she has excelled in this capacity ever since. The firm made sure she had the necessary tools to accommodate her daily tasks, including special software such as Zoom Text for enlarging text font and reversing contrast to enable white text on a black background, as well as a CCTV to magnify printed papers on a large monitor. She was also provided with the ability to customize and manage the lighting in her office space, recognizing that the overhead lighting might obstruct her vision and that this adjustment would enhance her visual comfort.