Make systems accessible to all, CIOs urged

IT directors should take a lead in ensuring their systems are flexible enough to be accessible to staff and customers with disabilities.

IT directors should take a lead in ensuring their systems are flexible enough to be accessible to staff and customers with disabilities.

That was the view of Wendy Powney, enterprise IT director at Royal Mail, speaking at the launch of "The IT Directors' Guide to Accessible IT" last week.

The report has been produced by charity AbilityNet, in association with the Information Technologists Company, and sponsored by Royal Mail Group.

"Those responsible for commissioning and running company information systems can make a big difference to the life chances of the millions of people who have difficulty using off-the-peg software and hardware," said Powney, adding that there was a big opportunity for IT chiefs to take a lead on this issue.

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