Geoff Adams-Spink

Geoff Adams-Spink draws on a lifetime's experience of living with multiple impairments.

In 1962 he was born with short upper-limbs, a missing right eye and severely impaired vision in the left as a result of the thalidomide tragedy.

After attending special schools, he obtained his degree in French and Politics from Loughborough University. He spent 22 years working at the BBC, for the last eight of which he was Age and Disability correspondent for BBC News. He now runs his own disability equality consultancy and undertakes public speaking engagements. He has always had a keen interest in technology and its ability to bring about positive change in the lives of older and disabled people. He is an associate of Business Disability Forum, and a trustee of the Thalidomide Society.