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Tech for disAbility is a working group within TLA set up to campaign for greater inclusion, opportunities and accessibility for a currently underrepresented but significant group.

We are looking for volunteers to join the TLA Tech for disAbility founding steering committee to drive the mission and programmes forward. We also need advocates to help increase diversity and inclusion within a positive future for tech. 

Find out more about roles below, or get in touch via our contact form for more information.

Working Group

Volunteering to join the working group members will bring you into the wider network as a Tech London Advocate. It will specifically be focused on feeding into and supporting the objectives, events, programmes and communications of the tech for disAbility group. There is no pre-requisite time commitment or responsibility, or any connection to disAbility, just a drive for a more diverse, inclusive and rich tech (and wider) community.

All working group members should be able to support and advocate for the main aims of TLA Tech for disAbility, which are: 

1. Include more disabled people in the tech industry: Enable and accommodate more disabled people in the technology industry to ensure broader inclusion and make it stronger through the diversity of London

2. Find how the power of technology can improve the lives of disabled people: Promote the value of technology in benefiting the lives of the disabled and encourage more problem solving and innovation are directed to different abilities

3. Making technology accessible to all: Raise awareness of creating technology with accessibility built in to ensure it intrinsically responds to and includes all needs from the outset, so no one is left behind.

Steering Committee

We are seeking committed people to volunteer to join the steering group for Tech For disAbility, to help develop and move forward its agenda and strategy, drive membership and its publicity. They will help organise and manage events around relevant topics in the space that bring together members and sponsors together. 

Suitable people ideally should be well connected to a network and able to spend voluntary time on the activities. They need to be passionate about the objectives of the Tech For disAbility, probably being directly connected to them in some way. Practical digital skills which can be used to organise and publicise the group will also be useful.

Key Roles of Steering Group Members are to:

  • Help suggest, organise and manage events: this includes bringing ideas for events and supporting during events, finding venues and sponsors, administering event management tools. We expect to plan 2-3 per year around key topics via presenters, panel discussions and unconference formats
  • Contribute to social media and digital communication: this involves helping to promote the group through the TLA Tech for disAbility social media channels in order to communicate to existing members to grow the group
  • Participate in regular bi-weekly online meetings to review and agree on tasks and occasional in-person catchups as well as to work on a rolling agenda of tasks and activities to progress the group
  • Provide a presence for the group on other groups, industry events and thought pieces

Being a key part of a London-wide network and being able to lead visibility of key issues within tech within a like-minded group are just some of the benefits of being a steering group member. 

Please email info@techfordisability.org.uk in order to apply. Please include a sentence on why you are interested, and what you feel you could add to the committee, and one of the Group leads (Anike, Mark or Tania) will be in touch with more information.

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