About Neil Milliken
Neil Milliken is VP - Global Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion at Atos, member of the Atos Scientific Community & Atos Distinguished Expert.
Neil is a leading strategist and community builder with over two decades of experience within the Accessibility and Assistive Technology fields and served as invited expert for the W3C Cognitive Accessibility Taskforce
Neil is a member of the Board of Directors for World Institute on Disability, Non Exec Chair of the Board at Genius Within, member of the advisory board of the Valuable500 & Served as Chair of the Diversity Board for Institute of Coding.
He is co-founder of AXSChat Europe’s largest twitter chat with a focus on Accessibility & Inclusion.
Neil is dyslexic and has ADHD, he advocates for people with neurodivergent conditions as well as other disabilities and additional needs.
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Articles posted by Neil Milliken
Sustainable. Achievable. Scalable. Crafting accessibility initiatives that are sustainable in every sense of the word
Despite the numerous challenges that the world has faced this year, there still have been many noteworthy advancements in accessibility initiatives that we can be proud of: Mainstream technology continues to add more and more assistive features. Much thought has been given to improving the accessibility of…
Purple Light Up 2022
It seems like it was only the blink of an eye since we were last marking International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) and participating in Purple Light Up. Yes, here we are again at the beginning of December making our websites around the world Purple for the day and running an event to celebrate.Despite the numerous challenges that the world has faced this…
As we once again celebrate International Day of Persons With Disabilities this December 3rd it feels like a good time to reflect on what’s been happening at Atos in terms of disability inclusion and accessibility in the 12 months since the last #PurpleLightUp.We’ve been able to put our policies into action through the creation of our accessibility governance programme chaired by our CEO with the active support of our Heads…
#WeThe15 at Atos
Today marks the launch of #WeThe15 by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the largest campaign ever of its kind focused on disability visibility and inclusion. It is a long-running campaign focused on bringing about systemic change over the course of a decade. At Atos, we are proud to be the Worldwide IT Partner of the IPC since 2008, and I have always been proud of…
Why empowering the middle is key to a more accessible future
As we approach Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 20, I’ve been thinking about inclusive culture and what this means for organizations embracing accessibility. Disability inclusion has historically been driven bottom-up in organizations by employees who have lived experience of disability self-advocating for the changes needed to be effective in their roles.…
Purple Light Up 2020
It doesn’t seem that long ago since I was writing a blog post for Purple Light Up in early December 2019 and yet in other ways it seems like a lifetime ago. The world we live and work in has changed significantly due to Covid-19. We have seen a rapid shift to remote working and 2020 will be remembered as the year of videoconferencing…
Let’s make Accessibility sustainable at scale
When you hear the word ‘sustainability’, do you immediately think of the environment, green energy and windmills? When we examine the UN sustainable development goals there are multiple interconnected goals that address global challenges relating to poverty, inequality, climate change, peace and justice as well as the one we immediately think of - environmental degradation. Recently my colleague José Esteban Lauzan…
How accessible technology can help in our rapidly changing world
As the current COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated remote working for millions of people globally, communications platforms play a crucial role in enabling organizations to adjust and cope with new social distancing requirements. Remote and flexible working has tremendous potential to open-up employment opportunities for people with disabilities if delivered accessibly whilst at the same time…
The value of a diverse workforce in inclusive AI development
This article is part of Atos Digital Vision: Ethics opinion paper which explores how embedding ethical reflection into the design of digital technologies can lead to genuine benefits for customers and citizens by helping to address their legitimate concerns about their wider impact, today and into the future.