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ITU-EBU Joint Workshop on Accessibility to Broadcasting and IPTV ACCESS for ALL
Geneva, Switzerland, 23 – 24 November 2010 Contact: 
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will be jointly organizing a Workshop on Accessibility to Broadcasting and IPTV at the ITU Headquarters on 23 – 24 November 2010. This follows the recently held Workshop on Web Accessibility co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the ITU in Geneva earlier this year.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force on May 3, 2008. The purpose of this Convention, as stated in Article 1, is “to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.”
The objective of this Workshop is to consider and explore how persons with hearing, sight or aging disabilities can consume the same broadcasting (television, radio and Internet) services as those without disabilities, to a reasonable extent. In Cooperation with the European Union project DTV4All, the Workshop will feature speakers from broadcasters, IPTV providers, manufacturers and user associations.

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