Paul Smyth

Head of IT Accessibility, Barclays

Paul Smyth

Paul Smyth is the founder and leader of the Digital Accessibility team at Barclays, setting the enterprise-wide accessibility strategy, standards and programmes that support their ambition of becoming the most accessible FTSE company. He also plays a key role in ensuring Barclays uses inclusive technology to enable and empower all people to bank, work and reach their full potential. His responsibilities involve supporting digital teams to embed accessibility into Barclays’ services and culture through effective governance, partnering, training and tools.

He is passionate about raising awareness, access and opportunity for people with disabilities both in the workplace and in contributing to society in general. Paul is active in sharing with and shaping the accessibility profession through thought leadership, external outreach and community engagement activities - influencing supply chains and driving innovation.