Representation and empowerment of persons with disabilities
The British Council commits to taking action to support disabled people to increase their voice, skills and agency to influence others and shape change in their own lives, the lives of others and wider society. We will do this through the meaningful involvement of disabled people within our own workforce and in our programmes in Arts, Education, Society and English and Exams, seeking to identify and remove barriers to inclusion and create conditions that encourage and value diversity.

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To achieve this, the British Council will actively seek to engage and involve disabled people in our work and workforce. We will improve how we collect, analyse and act on data about disabled people’s participation. We will make adjustments to support disabled people’s access and engagement. We will make targeted interventions, working with disabled people, DPOs and other stakeholders, to influence policy, build capacity, challenge assumptions and shape perceptions to increase disabled people’s empowerment.

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