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"Accessibility in Practice – Lessons for the European Accessibility Act"

DIGITALEUROPE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CET)

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 We would like to invite you to our next event, including technical demonstrations on:

'Accessibility in Practice - Lessons for the European Accessibility Act'

28 February 2017, 13:30 – 16:30, Brussels

In the EU, there are around 30 million visually-impaired people of all ages, of whom 1.6 million are completely blind. Similarly, there are over 70 million people with moderate-to-severe hearing loss, and an estimated 25-35 million people with physical disabilities of all forms. Hearing a movie soundtrack, reading an on-screen menu, dialing a phone number or just changing TV channels can be a real challenge for many.

The digital industry has been early in discovering the enormous potential and opportunities that accessible design can bring to businesses and consumers. The last decades have generated a wealth of experience to draw on and guide European accessibility legislation from various sources: the passionate engineers and developers in our member companies, a user community whose feedback and input to design processes drives innovation, as well as initiatives by governments both outside and within EU member states to promote accessibility.

While the legislative process is in full swing, DIGITALEUROPE would like to take this opportunity to have a hands-on discussion of the European Accessibility Act. The aim is a constructive debate involving various stakeholders to address different legislative and implementation aspects of the proposed legislation building on the lessons learned in the past.


Speakers:

- Violeta Nikolova, Samsung
- Jessica Schröder, German Federation of the Blind and Partially sighted
- TBC
- Ilja Volpi, CER

Moderator: 
- John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE 

 

When:

28 February 2017, 13:30 – 16:30, Brussels

 

Where:

Microsoft Centre
51 Rue Montoyer
1000 - Brussels 

 

Registration: The number of seats is limited. Please register online before 24 February.

 

Programme

13:30 – 14:00   Registration and Coffee
14:00   Welcome by John Higgins, Director-General DIGITALEUROPE
14:05   Demonstrations of accessible technology by DIGITALEUROPE members
            Hector Minto, Microsoft
            Richard Moreton, Samsung
            Klaus-Peter Wegge, Siemens
14:45   Panel discussion
16:00   Quetions & Answers
16:25   Conclusions by moderator

 

We hope that you will be able to join!

 

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For more information please contact:

Kivanç Akil, Events and Office Executive
Tel: +32 2 609 53 30 or kivanc.akil@digitaleurope.org 

Have questions about "Accessibility in Practice – Lessons for the European Accessibility Act"? Contact DIGITALEUROPE

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Microsoft Centre
51 Rue Montoyer
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CET)


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DIGITALEUROPE

DIGITALEUROPE represents the digital technology industry in Europe. Our members include some of the world's largest IT, telecoms and consumer electronics companies and national associations from every part of Europe.

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