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ITU Regional Initiative on e-Accessibility in Central and Eastern Europe 

 

This project is an integral part of the European regional initiatives adopted by the ITU Resolution 17 (WTDC-10, Hyderabad), with “E-accessibility in Central and Eastern Europe (Internet and digital television) for blind people and people with visual impairment problems”, being one of them.

It aims at assisting Member States in order to offer e-accessibility (including Internet, information access and digital television) to blind people and people with visual impairment problems. To achieve this objective, ITU shall jointly with countries in Central and Eastern Europe promote the e-accessibility initiative and help them to achieve this goal through the creation of national and regional specialized libraries/databases in order to provide large-scale access via Internet for blind people and people with impairment problems; the establishment of relevant facilities (hardware and software) and implementation of training for users and instructors; the promotion and the fostering widespread adoption of access services via digital television.


Objectives of the Regional Initiative  

The objectives of this European Regional Initiative are:

  • Creation of national and regional specialized libraries/databases in order to provide large-scale access via Internet for blind people and people with visual impairment problems

  • Establishment of relevant facilities (hardware and software) and implementation of training for users and instructors

  • Promoting and fostering widespread adoption of access services via digital television

 

Important Meetings  

Dates: 29 June 2012: 13:00 - 14:00 / Review of the Project Document Proposal
Participation:
Telecommunication Administrations,  Regulatory Authorities, ITU Sector Members (Private Sectors, Academia)
Location: Physical Meeting and Virtual Meeting

Organizer: ITU
Focal Point: Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe, ITU and Vladimir Stankovic, Consultant, EUR, ITU

Dates: 22 June 2012: 14:00 - 15:00 / Virtual Presentation of Proposal of the Project Document (Presentation (PPT)) New!!!
Participation:
Telecommunication Administrations,  Regulatory Authorities, ITU Sector Members (Private Sectors, Academia)
Location:
Virtual Meeting
Organizer: ITU
Focal Points: Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe, ITU and Vladimir Stankovic, Consultant, EUR, ITU

A virtual room for both virtual meetings (22 June and 29 June) is already available at: http://itu.adobeconnect.com/e-accessibility/ Kindly refer to the instructions for joining the meeting remotely. “Guest Access” is enabled for this meeting and there will be an online moderator, assisting the remote participants. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any queries or assistance at EURregion@itu.int.

Documents and downloads  

Who should attend?

 

Managerial Role

 


 
 

 

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