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Previous Appointments

  • Foresight Taskforce on Applications of Communication and Information Technology to the Ageing Population
  • Foresight Retail & Distribution Panel and Global Electronic Retailing Group
  • eEnvoy Smart Cards Policy Working Group, Smart Cards Standards Working Group and  Smart Cards Security Group
  • eEnvoy Online Disabled Identity Systems Working Group
  • e-Government Smart Card Working Group
  • Transport Card Forum Working Group on Vicinity Cards
  • Inland Revenue Disability Discrimination Act Project Board
  • National Smart Card Forum Steering Group (Department of Trade and Industry)
  • National Smart Card Project Reference Group
  • Transport Card Forum Working Group on Combined Citizen and Transport Card
  • Information Manager for COST 219 (Future Telecommunication and Teleinformatic Facilities for Disabled and Elderly People), COST 219bis (Telecommunications: Access by Disabled and Elderly People)  and COST 219ter Accessibility for All to Services and Terminals for Next Generation Networks
  • PhoneAbility - Chairman
  • e-Europe Smart Card Charter Trailblazer on User Interfaces
  • Information manager for CARDIAC project on advancing research and development in the area of accessible and assistive ICT
  • CEN Project Team on eAccessibility under Mandate 376
  • Project leader of the Tide Saturn project on smart cards
  • Assistant manager of the Tide Mobic project on the application of global positioning systems and geographic information systems to help visually disabled persons
  • Assistant manager of the Tide Access project on user-adaptable computer interfaces for persons with disabilities
  • Assistant manager of the Tide Guib project on access to graphical user interfaces by blind people
  • Tide Core project on analysis of the European market for assistive technology
  • Project Management Group of the Concerted Action on Technology and Blindness funded by the Commission of the European Community
  • European Thematic Network on Assistive Information and Communication Technologies
  • HaptiMap Advisory Board
  • e-Me Project Expert Group
  • Management Group for European Vistel project on screenphones
  • Accessibility Pass Council
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Reviewer
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering Associate Editor
  • Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale – Expert Advisor
  • Bionic Project Management Group
  • Information manager for European Include project on including the needs of disabled and elderly people in the design of telematic systems and services
  • Medi-Voice Management Board
  • Smith Kettlewell Rehabilitation Engineering Center - Advisory Board
  • International Commission for Technology and Accessibility of Rehabilitation International
  • Chairman of the World Blind Union Research Committee
  • Vice-chairman of the European Blind Union Commission on Technical Devices and Services, and member of European Blind Union Electronic Money Systems Working Group
  • Disabilities Information Resources Review Board
  • TCAM Ad Hoc Group on Communication Access for People with Disabilities
  • UK Representative to Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Impact of New Technologies on the Quality of Life of Persons with Disabilities
  • South Bucks and Chilterns Access Group
  • Project leader of the UK Handynet Visual Disability project (funded by Department of Health)
  • European Biometrics Forum - Honorary Member
  • Ambient Intelligence System of Agents for Knowledge-based and Integrated Services for Mobility Impaired Users Core Group
  • Accessible Personalised Services in PDTs for All
  • Wireless Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Advisory Board
  • Tide Market Survey
  • Group of Experts for the Tide workplan for the Fourth Framework Programme
  • Lambda Project Management Committee
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering
  • International Journal of Rehabilitation Research Editorial Board
  • Smartcard Networking Forum
  • SNAPI: Using Contactless Smart Media to Personalise the User Interface to Ease Access to Public Access Devices and Services
  • Chairman of Warwickshire Association for the Blind
  • Vice-chairman of the Visual Impairment Association
  • Executive and Finance & General Purposes Committees of South Regional Association for the Blind
  • Institute of Grocery Distribution Advisory Working Group on Elderly and Disabled
  • Centre for Accessible Environments Committee on ATMs
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation Smart Homes Project Advisory Group
  • Accessibility and User Needs in Transport Project Management Group
  • British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society - Research Advisor
  • Digital Television Group - Affiliate Member
  • ITS Inclusive Mobility Interest Group
  • Housing Care and Support of Older Visually Impaired Persons National Advisory Group
  • Consumer Forum on Communications
  • One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition
  • External Assessor for Community Fund Research Grants Programme
  • I-Design Steering Committee
  • UK Displays and Lighting Knowledge Transfer Network - Systems, Professional Users, Regulations, Standards and Safety Sub-group
  • Special Needs Application Program Interface Project Steering Group - Chairman
  • Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council: Judge for Columbus Award for Compliance and Adherence Pack Design
  • Journal of Engineering Design - Reviewer
  • The Application Home Initiative Health, Telecare and Community Industry Sector Group
  • I~Design III Steering Committee
  • Collaborative International Research Centre for Universal Access - International Fellow
  • Centre for Inclusive Technology and Design
  • Centre for 3D Electronic Commerce project
  • Tactile Display and Associated Software for Deafblind People Project Board of Management
  • Information Technology Accessibility Guidelines for Service Providers Advisory Group
  • Research and Information for Disabled and Elderly Consumers Advisory Group on Telephones
  • No Limits Project Steering Group
  • Chairman of PhoneAbility Working Group on Visual Impairment
  • UK Displays and Lighting Knowledge Transfer Network - Strategic End User Support Services Group
  • UK Displays and Lighting Knowledge Transfer Network - Health and Safety, Standards and Best Practice Group
  • Big Lottery Fund - Peer Reviewer
  • Millennium Awards Advisor
  • Judging Panel for Advanced Cards Awards 2000, 2001 and 2002
  • Judging Panel for Technology Wales 2005 Awards
  • Editor of  Braille Automation Newsletter, Braille Research Newsletter, Visual Impairment Newsletter, Technical Development Newsletter, All Inclusive and TelecomForAll
  • Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Peer Review Panel
  • BSI PKW/1/2 Committee on packaging
  • BSI PAS 92 Steering Group on Good Practice to the Use of Biometric Systems
  • BSI CH48 Committee on communication aids for people with disabilities
  • BSI CH/173 Committee on technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons
  • BSI ICT/00-/06 Committee on ICT accessibility co-ordination
  • BSI IST/043/0-/05 Committee on readability
  • BSI MS/4/-/10 Committee on inclusive design
  • BSI PKW/000/0-/05 Committee on product identification (braille)
  • BSI SVS/007/04 Committee on metering and billing services
  • CEN TC261 SC1 WG2 on packaging
  • CEN TC293 Ad Hoc Group on Communication Aids
  • CEN/ISSS Project Team on Design for All and Assistive Technologies in ICT
  • CEN/ISSS Focus Group on Biometric Standardisation
  • CEN TC224 WG6 on the user interface for card-operated systems - Principal UK Expert
  • ETSI Task Force on Requirements of Assistive Technology Devices in Information and Communication Technologies
  • ISO TC173 SC4 WG2
  • ISO/IEC JTC1 Special Working Group on Accessibility
  • ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 WG6 Biometrics: Cross-Jurisdictional and Societal Aspects
  • International Conference on Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-Exclusion Scientific Committee
  • Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness Research Advisor
  • Renwick College (Sydney) - Honorary Research Associate
  • Presented the Christmas lecture at the Institution of Electrical Engineers as well as serving on a number of their committees
  • Member of the scientific committees of various international conferences on technology and disability, and chaired at many of these conferences
  • Visiting Professor at University of Hertfordshire
           
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