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Why access is key: succeeding in work with a visual impairment

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Quote from Paul Arnold, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer. Paul is next to the quote. Paul is looking at his laptop screen. Quote: “For people with a visible or apparent impairment it can be challenging to just be themselves at work. Just being yourself can often mean risking others silently assuming lots of unhelpful things about your capability, or perhaps thinking your accomplishments are ‘in spite’ of your apparent impairment. “Society evolves based on what becomes familiar and comfortable, so only by talking openly about what makes us all that bit different and special will progress be made. “

We hear from Paul Arnold, ICO Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, who shares his story of being a leader with a visual impairment. Paul is responsible for the strategy, leadership and performance of the Information Commissioner’s Office. He …

The currency of memory: how the Royal Mint and Royal Collection Trust are marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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In the lead up to Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across the country projects  are underway to ensure everyone can celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign. More than 70,000 ‘Big Lunches’ are planned across the country, activities for children have …

David Stanley BEM: Disability and Access Ambassador for Arts and Culture

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David Stanley and chorus on stage

My name is David Stanley and I am the Disability and Access Ambassador for Arts and Culture. My goal is to connect the learning-disabled community across the globe through my original music. I am the founder and CEO of an …

Disability and Access Ambassador: Making Heritage Accessible

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The Minister for Disabled People speaks to Dr Heather Smith, Disability and Access Ambassador for Countryside and Heritage.  What is a Disability and Access Ambassador? Disability and Access Ambassadors (DAA) are senior leaders who volunteer for a three year post …