Paul Smyth judged one of the 100 most influential disabled people

29 October 2019

Congratulations to BATA Council member Paul Smyth on being nominated to Shaw Trust’s Power100, a roll call of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

Paul helped create Barclays Bank’s disability staff network, which embedded accessibility into the organisation, including disabled people in user testing everything from online banking to building refurbishments.

In 2012 Paul became Barclays’ Head of Digital Accessibility where he founded the Accessibility team, addressing technological barriers faced by older and disabled staff and customers.

He sits on several boards and advisory panels for disability charities and this year was appointed the Web Accessibility disability sector champion by the UK Government’s Disability Minister.

He is an active member of the Business Disability Forum’s Technology Taskforce, collaborating to create and share best practices between organisations wishing to be disability confident.