Allan MacKillop, Director of Disability Strategy at the BBC, has been named Ambassador for Disability and Access for the Creative Industries.
WEB WIRE – Wednesday July 28, 2021
The appointment was announced by the Disability Division of the Cabinet Office on behalf of Justin Tomlinson, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Labor. Allan is one of 12 new Disability and Access Ambassadors who are helping companies do everything in their power to support their disabled customers and employees.
Allan is responsible for developing and refining strategies related to disabled workers across the BBC to support both disabled workers and users of the BBC services. Allan has spoken about the BBC’s disability strategy at conferences including Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Diversity and Inclusion Leaders, Disability Rights UK and the Business Disability Forum. In addition to his work, Allan is also a trustee of the AudioVisibility charity, which supports and represents the interests of deaf musicians.
The role of ambassador is a voluntary activity that is carried out for a maximum of three years and is intended to help improve the accessibility and quality of services and facilities in the creative industries for disabled people as consumers and employees.
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