We will appoint an executive level ICT Access Champion who will report to the board, raise awareness of the benefits of this agenda and ensure that we achieve continuous improvement in this area.
We hope that the Charter will be signed at CEO level in your organisation: it entails organisation-wide commitments on the accessibility of your IT systems and processes.
While implementing these commitments requires the effort of those at many levels, appointing an executive champion with the authority and enthusiasm to drive an accessibility agenda publicly demonstrates your commitment to making real change. The champion’s support can also empower those in your organisation to make the changes that are needed.
What some of our executive level members say:
Adam Raeburn-James, Vice President Desktop Services, GSK
"The Taskforce has helped us get really clear about the changes we need to make to ensure we attract the right staff and maximize the productivity of the whole workforce. It has also provided a way to help shape the technology industry to increase focus on enabling technology and to make it easier for organisations like us to provide the right support."
Mark Fisher, Director of Group IT & Operations, Lloyds Banking Group
“The Charter is a simple but effective way for organisations to demonstrate an understanding of what ‘good’ looks like with regard to ICT accessibility; for Lloyds Banking Group it provides a clear focus on our journey to best practise and is really shaping our future plans."
Lynn Hughes, Senior Executive, Accenture
“The Charter, which in itself is a collaboration across many of the UK’s leading employers, provides the statement of commitment and the necessary framework for action.”
John Taylor, John Taylor, MoD Chief Information Officer and Accessible ICT Champion for Defence
“It is that it is “fundamentally good business sense to ensure that staff with accessibility needs can fully contribute to delivering the outputs of the Department, particularly at a time when we all have to do more with fewer resources.
“It is important that staff realise that you do not have to be physically disabled to have accessibility needs; you may need small adjustments due to poor eyesight, a bad back or dyslexia, in these cases there are still things that MoD can do to help”.
Download our best practice guidance for ICT Accessibility Champions below