Moderator: Catherine Naughton, European Disability Forum
10:00 Welcome – Adam Kosa, Member of Parliament, European Parliament
10:15 Presentations and discussions
How to pave the way towards an accessible European Parliament.
All the demonstrated services will be explained, looking at both media accessibility and linguistic accessibility, i.e. translation.
Roberto Rabbachin (EC), Michaela Nachtrab, SwissTxt
The European directives on accessibility point to the harmonised EN301549 standard, for technical requirements. This means we now have a common understanding of user needs and solutions. The presentation shows how the EN-standard can be used as an efficient and practical tool to achieve increased accessibility.
Susanna Laurin, Funka
- How can public procurement support accessibility?
The public sector has an enormous purchasing power and can thereby not only influence the services they offer, but also the market in general. Good examples and ideas for future development. Ref. EN 301549.
Erik Börjesson, Funka
The session is exploring what some of the new initiatives have to offer to the audience and how to participate in them. Examples:
- the Accessibility Services Cluster: an open organisation promoting accessibility technology and training;
- the Media Accessibility Platform (MAP): a free access repository for all media accessibility related documents from National Directive transpositions to research.
Pilar Orero (UAB) and Anna Matamala, MAP
- Broadening the scope – the next frontier?
Accessibility is often seen as “for persons with disabilities”. But it is obvious from research that many other groups also benefit from. Social exclusion, challenges connected to ageing, migration, non-native speakers and the issue of minority languages. Interesting research is presented.
Josu Amezaga (UPV-EHU), Mikel Zorrilla (VICOMTECH)
12:20 Wrap-up and closing – Adam Kosa, Member of Parliament, European Parliament
12:30 Lunch with demo (empathy exercises using 360° video and VR experiences)
14.00 End of event