22 November: Open event of the Disability Intergroup: Making the Digital Single Market accessible for persons with disabilities

European Parliament,
22 November 2018
  • When: 22 November 2018, 14.00-16.00 (Includes a light lunch from 13:00)
  • Where: Brussels, European Parliament, A1H1
  • Hosted by: MEP Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ and MEP Olga SEHNALOVÁ

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The Web Accessibility Directive, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and the European Electronic Communication Code. They truly make the EU advance on accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies for persons with disabilities.

Join us to discover and debate how these three key legislation will shape the European Digital Single Market and will make it more inclusive.

EU Member States and the Commission are taking the final steps to make websites and mobile applications more accessible, thanks to the Web Accessibility Directive.

With the recently updated Audiovisual Media Service Directive, progress on media accessibility becomes an obligation for all EU countries.

Electronic communications are key for all European citizens. With the upcoming European Electronic Communication Code, end-users with disabilities will see strengthened their right to equivalent access and choice, as well as to emergency communication.

Followed by:

Award Ceremony: EDF-Oracle eAccessibility Scholarship

After the event, MEP Olga Sehnalová (chair of the Disability Intergroup), Mr. Karl Cox (Vice President of Global Public Affair at Oracle), and Mr. Thorkild Olesen (EDF Board member) will present the awardee of the EDF-Oracle eAccessibility scholarship, granted with 7,000 euros:

Maria Isabel Santos, a student with a disability in the field of ICT, who submitted a project idea to support children with autism in learning mathematics.

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