Barry is the Equality and Access Advisor at the Victoria & Albert Museum V&A in London, where he has worked since 2002.
The role is varied, dealing with all aspects of the Museum’s work:
- developing policies and strategy
- design of buildings, galleries and accessible interpretation
- Delivering staff training
- Managing an accessible talks programmeThis was a new area of work for Barry as his previous work experience was providing a leisure consultancy service to the Royal National Institute of the Blind, establishing Soccer Sight and Activate; and access consultancy to several property service companies.
Barry is a member of the Built Environment Access Panel for the London Legacy Development Corporation; an advisor to the UK governments Paralympic Legacy Advisory Group; and sits on the board of the Global Disability Innovation Hub.
After an eye operation in 1994, which went wrong, Barry has been visually impaired.
To help rebuild his life, he studied at the University of Reading, gaining an MSc in Inclusive Environments Design and Management in 2001; and in September 2017, Barry graduated with an Executive MBA from Henley Business School.