SIG Chairperson

The Ability SIG is chaired by Pauline Green, Head of Product Compliance with Intuit QuickBooks.  Pauline has been involved with BASDA for over 5 years and is also Chair of the Payroll, Pension & HR SIG.  Vice-Chair for this SIG is James Durrant, Senior Digital Experience Manager at B&CE.

The SIG was formally launched in June 2021 with a presentation by the Chair of the BASDA Ability SIG Pauline Green along with guest speakers Robin Christopherson MBE, Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet and Helen Moloney, Managing Director, All Things Web®.   A summary of the key highlights of the event including the objectives of the SIG, the inaccessibility of the CAPTCHA system, the importance of inclusive design and how to grant greater access to web-based content, the need for a cultural change and maturing models, and public sector accessibility regulations are all covered. To catch the important highlights click HERE

Ability SIG is currently engaging with:

The Cabinet Office and various relevant, key government departments and agencies along with specialists across public and private sectors to develop awareness, create best practice methodologies for members and add value to their brands, propositions and addressable markets.

Aims & Objectives

To develop awareness, understanding and an adoption approach for our members.

To demonstrate commitment to a broader inclusivity agenda across the wider software industry. 

To spearhead ‘Ability’ as one tangible delivery for members’ solutions – to the benefit of all businesses and citizens across the private and public sectors who consume such products and services.


Collaborating with Specialists & Members


Sharing Knowledge


Delivering to an Inclusivity Agenda


Developing Best Practice Standards

Who should get involved

Accessibility and inclusion should be embedded in every business. In order for members to move their Ability agenda forward, it’s important to have Sponsors and Champions. Working with BASDA through this SIG, members can be assured they are getting access to the latest developments, industry best practices and access to specialists to help develop clear strategies and goals under this agenda.

Current Agenda  

  • BASDA Ability SIG members are developing an agenda that is focused on inclusivity and is engaging with industry specialists and members to develop best practice standards and to integrate ‘Ability’ into the design of inclusive experiences and development of inclusive software products
  • Raise awareness of the need for inclusivity and diversity to belong on the business agenda
  • Develop a roadmap for members to align their business strategy to incorporate a commitment to agility
  • Leverage best practice from both UK&I along with international insights to achieve the best possible outcomes for our members and their customers

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