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Robert McClaren

Robert has a background in assistive and accessible technology, having worked as a support worker and consultant for over five years before joining Policy Connect in 2017.

Now Director of Policy at Policy Connect, Robert oversees the organisation's strategy on policy and engagement. He also directs their ATech Policy Lab, which brings together disabled people, researchers, and the tech sector to design evidence-based policy to make technology work for everyone. His team supports the APPG for Assistive Technology, which is now in its sixth year of raising the profile of this agenda within Parliament. Currently, Robert chairs the Department for Education’s Assistive Technology Engagement Group.

Robert himself is dyslexic and was first introduced to assistive and accessible technology when he received support from the Disabled Student’s Allowance as an undergraduate.

Robert McClaren
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