eAccess+

eAccess+ is a thematic network funded by the EU to improve e-accessibility in three main domains: web, accessible convergent communication (e.g. digital television) and self-service terminals. From 2010 to 2013, eAccess+ developed a cooperative platform for co-ordinating, supporting and improving the implementation of e-accessibility throughout Europe.

The main objectives of the project were:

  • Knowledge sharing: the eAccess+ hub has the aim to become the encyclopaedia that answers concrete questions about accessibility of websites, digital television and self-service terminals. Therefore it collects, good practices, policies, standards, training materials, test tools and studies.
  • Speak to the right people: countless studies have demonstrated a very slow increase of e-accessibility. eAccess+ partners were contacting important stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of e-accessibility.
  • Event participation: there are lots of conferences dedicated to e-accessibility, but the project also intended to talk about accessibility in mainstream events.
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