Panel discussion at the European Accessibility Forum Frankfurt (eafra.eu) with Shadi Abou-Zahra (W3C WAI), Miguel González-Sancho (European Commission), Melanie Müller (German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs), and Martin Ladstätter (BIZEPS-INFO), 27 March 2009.

Information and communications technologies (ICT) are responsible for half of all productivity growth in Europe. Accessibility opens up these technologies to the largest possible portion of the population. It is also a core principle of the e-Inclusion 2010 programme, which is designed to close the digital divide. Earlier today, we heard about the different approaches to accessibility being taken in Europe. Companies in Europe have an interest in standardised guidelines. Is there any hope of harmonisation? What measures are being implemented to achieve it?

See also the preceeding presentations:
Shadi Abou-Zahra: vimeo.com/4148881
Miguel González-Sancho: vimeo.com/4149025
Melanie Müller: vimeo.com/4149137

Deutsche Version: vimeo.com/4149320

License: Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike:
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