The Technology Taskforce and its members believe that signing the Charter brings a number of benefits. In particular:
- It makes a public statement of your organisation’s commitment to accessibility
- It inspires conversations in the business about the need to ensure services are accessible to all users
- It sets a framework for making progress on this important agenda
- It unlocks knowledge, within your business and from outside, about how to realise the business benefits of ensuring everyone has the best chance possible of using your business systems to the full
- It sets a context for expanding the market for users’ access to your services and products, and for taking steps which improve employee relations, engagement and productivity
The views of senior business leaders from organisations which have already signed the Charter are clear:
"The Technology 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."
Adam Raeburn-James, Vice President Desktop Services, GSK
“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."
Mark Fisher, Director of Group IT & Operations, Lloyds Banking Group
“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.”
Lynn Hughes, Senior Executive, Accenture
We hope that your organisation will consider joining those that have already made this commitment by signing the Accessible Technology Charter.