Advisory Committee for Older and Disabled People (ACOD)
Functions and Role
The Committee advises Ofcom about the interests and opinions of older and disabled people living in the UK.
The remit of the Advisory Committee is to:
- seek to identify issues affecting the communications and postal sectors of interest to older and disabled people, both collectively as a Committee and individually as Members, with particular reference to the sectors where they have particular knowledge or expertise;
- to provide advice to Ofcom about general and specific issues concerning the communications and postal sectors relating to older and disabled people;
- to provide advice and comment as required on matters brought to the Committee by Ofcom;
- to offer comment, as appropriate, on consultations undertaken by Ofcom;
- where requested by the Content Board, to provide specific advice to that Board on matters relating to television, radio and other content on services regulated by Ofcom;
- when so requested by the Ofcom Board, to provide advice to the Communications Consumer Panel on matters relating to older and disabled people in the communications sector.
- to contribute to Ofcom’s annual report to ensure the work of the regulator within the communications and postal sectors on issues relating to older and disabled people is reflected.