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We are excited to have one of the UK’s most passionate advocates of the potential of technology to ensure inclusion for people with disabilities as our guest speaker at the 2019 KNX UK Annual Conference on the 28th March 2019.

Lord Christopher Holmes of Richmond MBE is also Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer, with a total of 9 golds, 5 silvers and 1 bronze to his credit and was also Director of Paralympic Integration for the London 2012 games.

Chris Holmes crop 50pcChris, who lost his sight aged just 14, campaigns for more accessible environments for disabled people and has been invited to head a government review that will make recommendations on how to encourage more disabled people to apply for public appointments.  He is also a very active member on a host Parliamentary Select  Committees and co-chair on several All-Party Parliamentary Groups, including Assistive Technology.

After retiring from competitive swimming Chris worked as a journalist before qualifying and working as a commercial lawyer specialising in employment and pensions. He also took non-Executive Director roles at the Disability Rights Commission and UK Sport and was an Ambassador for the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid.

Few people can have a more-informed view of the way technology can benefit all members of our community and we are delighted that Chris has accepted our invitation to talk to KNX UK members and guests, the people who can make it happen.