Accessibility & Inclusive Design Lead
Virgin Media O2
Sat is the author of a transformational Accessibility & Inclusive Design Framework at Virgin Media O2, which sets out to break down barriers for customers and employees. Its principles hinge on designing outputs with accessibility and equity in mind, making it everyone’s responsibility to remove barriers for both disabled and vulnerable people.
With a programme delivery background, Sat was given the opportunity to lead on a 3-year Disability Action Plan, to which she embraced and part way through was highly commended for the improvements she delivered by the Business Disability Forum in 2019. She now continues to champion Disability Inclusion across many disciplines, influencing senior leaders to adopt her framework and empowering employees to remove barriers for disabled people, from the outset.
These efforts towards systemic change breaking down barriers for disabled people hasn’t gone unnoticed as Sat was announced as a finalist in this year’s Business Disability Forum, Disability Smart Diversity & Inclusion Professional Award category.