First European e-Accessibility Forum
Accessible on-line services, a benefit for all

29 January 2007, 9:00-18:00
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30, avenue Corentin-Cariou - 75019 Paris

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General description

Last June 11th, 2006, in Riga, the Ministerial Conference "ICT for an inclusive society" of the European Council and of the European Commission, in the presence of European Commissioner for Information Society and Media Mrs Viviane Reding, uanimously approved a declaration recognising as a priority the necessity to fully implement "the eAccessibility provisions in EU legislation on electronic communications and terminal equipment and using all other instruments available, from voluntary industry commitments to new legal provisions at EU and national level where appropriate [...] and the effectiveness of these various instruments needs to be regularly assessed."
On the other hand the requirements for eAccessibility are often understood as excessive burden on industrial development.
This European e-Accessibility Forum will show that the demand for universal design, expressed by people with disabilities and elderly people, and requested by new consultation modalities (Mobile Web, Digital Television, ), in all domains (employment, education, information, culture, shopping, Â…), constitutes a challenge that may lead researchers and industrial developers to invent robust and sustainable solutions, and particularly in the ICT domain.

Participants to the Forum will be also offered an unique opportunity to be presented products and services, and analyses on the role of Web accessibility in a constantlly changing Internet word (Web mobile, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, ...).

industrial companies, established at a European or worldwide level. Concrete case studies will be discussed. There will be an opportunity to hear at first-hand about the experiences from users with disabilities, purchasers and members of the Information and electronic communication industry. .

The Forum will therefore encourage the harmonisation of good practices all over Europe.

All presentations in the auditorium will be made accessible by means of a technical platform including real-time videocasting,sign language simultaneous translation).

Satellite event: On Tuesday, 30 January 2007, the CEN/ISSS Workshop on Document Processing for Accessibility (WS/DPA) will held its next meeting inviting accessibility experts, content providers and publishers and users to discuss and comment on the CEN Workshop Agreement regarding introduction of content accessibility in publishing processes. The meeting will be held at la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (see below). The participation is free of charge.


Etudiant/Student - Adhérent BrailleNet - 30 €30 €
Expert GTA - 60 €60 €
Entreprise/Company - Administration - 90€90 €

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