Technology Taskforce

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Organisations working together to make technology accessible for everyone

The Technology Taskforce is a group of individuals from leading UK and global organisations, working together, to improve the use of inclusive design and accessible technology. 

The Taskforce provides tools, best practice, networking opportunities and technology industry influence to help organisations to create and deploy more accessible technology.

The Technology Taskforce is co-chaired by Paul Smyth Head of Digital Accessibility at Barclays, Diane Lightfoot CEO of Business Disability Forum and Jeff King AVP of European IT at Enterprise Holdings.

You can see our full list of Taskforce Partners here.

The Technology Taskforce enables global business to:

  • Improve disability awareness of those who work in and support technology functions.
  • Use tools such as the Accessibility Maturity Model (AMM) and resources to help embed accessibility and inclusive design as standard practice.
  • Define and share best practice that delivers inclusive technology for applicants, employees and customers.
  • Help influence technology suppliers to deliver inclusive products and services.
  • Improve accessibility know how and reduce reputational risk.
  • Network with organisations and suppliers to improve their accessible technology strategy.
  • Help influence regulators' standards to the mutual benefit of businesses and disabled people worldwide.