Conference on European Web Accessibility Regulations
With key speakers from the European Commission and leading subject matter experts, this day will provide all the information you need regarding legal requirements on accessibility with examples of compliance strategies and solutions currently implemented by large companies and government agencies for web sites, mobile apps and services, public access points, electronic documents and user interfaces for all types of information systems and digital services.
The new requirements on accessibility in public procurement have been active for nearly two years. The Web Accessibility Directive entered into force on the 23rd of September 2018 and very soon we expect the European Accessibility Act to be published as well.
The Web Accessibility Directive covers all public sector websites, intranets, apps and documents. All ICT suppliers that would like to sell to the public sector need to understand how to offer compliant products and services. When the European Accessibility Act enters into force, the regulations may be broadened to cover parts of the commercial sector as well, such as banks, TV, self-service terminals, computers and many others.
G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UNDESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) promoting digital accessibility and Assistive Technologies. Participating organizations include industry, academia, the public sector and organizations representing persons with disabilities. Through its division IAAP, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, G3ict offers professional development, training and certification to more than 1,700 members in 42 countries. For more information, please visit www.g3ict.org