7th European e-Accessibility Forum
Developing e-Accessibility as a Professional Skill

18 March 2013, 9:00-18:00
Cité des sciences, Paris

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09h00 - 09h30 : Opening Session

  • Welcome
    Françoise Bretonneau (Universcience)
  • Introduction
    Dominique Burger (Chair of the e-Accessibility Institute)
  • Address to participants by Neelie KROES (European Commission, Vice-President)
    message vidéo introduit par / video message introduced by M. Ramon SANMARTIN SOLA, DG CONNECT (European Commission)

09h30 - 11:00 : Industry Needs for e-Accessibility Skills

Chair : Nadège Riche (European Disability Forum)
  • E-Accessibility at Groupe La Poste
    Michel Delattre (Groupe La Poste)
  • e-Accessibility as a Transferable Skill in Production Teams
    Gerald Schmidt (Pearson Education)
  • Accessibility: A Core Skill for Publishers
    Luc Audrain (Hachette Livre )

11h30 - 15h00 : Education, Training and Outreach

Chair : Jan Engelen (KU Leuven)
  • What is important is in the curriculum
    Klaus Miesenberger (Johannes Kepler University)
  • Developing Awareness and Training among Publishing Professionals
    Sarah Hilderley (EDItEUR)
  • E-learning : The Power of Communities
    Mathieu Nebra (Simple IT)

15h00 - 16h00 : The e-Accessibility Specialist: Defining the Profession

Chair : Stéphanie Lucien-Brun (Conseil Français des personnes Handicapées pour les questions Européennes)
  • Mind the Digital Gap – Join the Revolution !
    Nigel Lewis (AbilityNet)
  • Necessary Changes in the Document Adaptation Profession
    Nicolas Eglin (Regional Technical Center for the Visually Impaired (CTRDV))

16h15 - 17:45 : Models for Fostering national and international Cooperation

Chair : Bruno Marmol (INRIA)
  • AccessiWeb - The Story of a Community of Web Accessibility Experts
    Denis Boulay (Association BailleNet - AccessiWeb)
  • Creating a Global Community of Accessibility Professionals
    David Dikter (ATIA), Rob Sinclair (Microsoft)
  • Community Collaboration through W3C WAI: Working Together on Web Accessibility
    Shawn Henry (W3C/WAI - World Wide Web Consortium)

17h45 - 18h00 : Conclusion

  • Possible conclusions
    Dominique Burger (UPMC - BrailleNet)

- - - : Annex

  • Workshop: Identify and Integrate Accessibility as a Project Skill
    Catherine Berenblitt (EDF), Sébastien Delorme (Atalan)
  • Workshop: Accessibility Authoring Tools to Achieve Compliance More Quickly
    Thomas Smith (Ephox Corporation)
  • Workshop: Improving Text Readability on Screen using AccessiWeb
    Romy Duhem Verdière (Alter Way)
  • A few references to learn more about eAccessibility
    Association BrailleNet (Association BailleNet)
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