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  • Registration and Networking

    08:30 - 10:00
  • Opening Ceremony Addresses

    10:00 - 10:45
  • Exhibition Opening and Group Photo

    10:45 - 11:15
  • Session 1: International, Europe region and European Union vision, targets and actions and key resources to support in ICT Accessibility

    11:15 - 12:15
  • Lunch Break

    12:15 - 14:00
  • Session 2: Examples of Accessibility Legislation/Regulations/Standards in EU Member States and outside Europe

    14:00 - 15:00
  • Session 3: Stocktaking Implementation of accessibility and assistive technology in Europe

    15:00 - 16:00
  • Session 4: Web Accessibility: Regulation/Standards/Resources

    16:00 - 17:00
  • Innovative Digital Solutions for an Accessible Europe

    17:00 - 19:00
Registration and Networking
9:00 - 10:00 Welcome coffee offered by Essl Foundation
Opening Ceremony Addresses
• International Telecommunication Union
• European Commission
• United Nations Office Vienna
• European Disability Forum

Key Note: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Opening Ceremony Addresses
Photo of Mr Jaroslaw Ponder Mr Jaroslaw Ponder
Head of the ITU Office for Europe
ITU
Biography
Photo of Mrs Marianne Thyssen Mrs Marianne Thyssen
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
European Commission
Photo of Mr  Charles  Havekost Mr Charles Havekost
Chief of the Information Technology Service
UN Vienna
Biography
Missing Photo Mr Max Rubisch
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
Austria
Photo of Mr Rodolfo  Cattani Mr Rodolfo Cattani
Executive Committee Member
European Disability Forum
Key Note Address
Photo of Ms Daniela Bas Ms Daniela Bas
Director
Division for Inclusive Social Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Biography
Exhibition Opening and Group Photo
Session 1: International, Europe region and European Union vision, targets and actions and key resources to support in ICT Accessibility
Focus: ITU actions & challenges; EC actions & challenges; the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the accessibility of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), Implementation and Facilitation
Moderation
Photo of Mr Jaroslaw Ponder Mr Jaroslaw Ponder
Head of ITU Office for Europe
ITU
Biography
Panelist
Photo of Ms Roxana Widmer-Iliescu Ms Roxana Widmer-Iliescu
Senior Programme Officer, Digital Inclusion Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau
ITU
Biography
Photo of Ms Inmaculada  Placencia Porrero Ms Inmaculada Placencia Porrero
Senior Expert, Disability and Inclusion Unit, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
European Commission
Presentation
Photo of Dr László  Lovászy Dr László Lovászy
CRPD Committee Member
Hungary
Biography
Missing Photo Mr Michael Jungwirth
Director Governmental Affairs
Vodafone
Photo of Ms Elizabeth Olivieri Ms Elizabeth Olivieri
Chairperson
Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA)
Malta
Presentation | Biography
Lunch Break
Session 2: Examples of Accessibility Legislation/Regulations/Standards in EU Member States and outside Europe
Focus: EU Disability Act, EU priorities in implementation of ICT Accessibility, European Country Case Studies
Moderator
Photo of Ms Inmaculada  Placencia Porrero Ms Inmaculada Placencia Porrero
European Commission
Panelist
Missing Photo Mr Jorge Fernandes
Ministry of Education and Science
Portugal
Presentation
Photo of Ms Amela Odobasic Ms Amela Odobasic
Head of Public Affairs
Communications Regulatory Agency (RAK)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presentation
Photo of Mr Sigrid Skavlid Mr Sigrid Skavlid
Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir)
Norway
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Ms Francesca Cesa  Bianchi Ms Francesca Cesa Bianchi
Vice-President, Institutional Relations
G3ICT
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Professor Jutta Treviranus Professor Jutta Treviranus
Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC),
OCAD University Toronto
Canada
Presentation | Biography
Session 3: Stocktaking Implementation of accessibility and assistive technology in Europe
Focus: Implementation of ICT accessibility, programmes, projects, solutions
Moderator
Photo of Mr Alejandro Moledo Mr Alejandro Moledo
European Disability Forum
Panelist
Photo of Mr Klaus Peter  Wegge Mr Klaus Peter Wegge
Head of the Siemens Accessibility competence Center
Siemens
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Richard Moreton Mr Richard Moreton
Samsung Electronics Research Institute
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Miguel Angel  Valero Duboy Mr Miguel Angel Valero Duboy
Director
CEAPAT-IMSERSO
Spain
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Klaus Höckner Mr Klaus Höckner
CEO
Austrian Association for Blind and Visually Impaired (Hilfsgemeinschaft)
Biography
Photo of Ms Monica Desai Ms Monica Desai
Director
Global Connectivity and Access Policy, Facebook
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Ms Dorothee  Ritz Ms Dorothee Ritz
General Manager
Microsoft Austria
Biography
Session 4: Web Accessibility: Regulation/Standards/Resources
Focus: Role of Governments in providing accessible public information and websites; Private sector benefits in providing accessible public information; New trends on web accessibility; User perspective and role of Academia in promoting web accessibility; ITU key resources: National Programme in ICT Accessibility (“Web for ALL”)
Moderator
Photo of Ms Roxana Widmer-Iliescu Ms Roxana Widmer-Iliescu
Senior Programme Officer
Digital Inclusion Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
Biography
Panelist
Photo of Ms Gudrun Stock Ms Gudrun Stock
Deputy Head of Unit, Accessibility, Multilingualism and Safer Internet Unit
DG Connect
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Shadi Abou-Zahra Mr Shadi Abou-Zahra
Strategy Technology Specialist Web Accessibility Initiative
World Wide Web Consortium W3C/WAI
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Stein Erik  Skotkjerra Mr Stein Erik Skotkjerra
Head of Accessibility Relations
Siteimprove
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Mikael H. Snaprud Mr Mikael H. Snaprud
CEO Dr. Techn
TINGTUN
Norway
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr David Adi Mr David Adi
Founder & CEO
MAKE SENSE
Israel
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Ms Monica Duhem Ms Monica Duhem
ITU Consultant in Web Accessibility
Presentation | Biography
Innovative Digital Solutions for an Accessible Europe
Reception and Ceremony announcing Competition Winner/s

  • Welcome

    08:30 - 09:00
  • Session 5: Audio-visual media services, TV and video programming

    09:00 - 10:00
  • Session 6: Procurement of Accessible ICTs and Universal Design

    10:00 - 11:00
  • Session 7: Implementation of Equal Access in Telecom

    11:00 - 12:00
  • Special address: Mr Jorge Araya

    12:00 - 12:10
  • Lunch Break

    12:10 - 14:00
  • Session 8: Telecom relay services: Practical experiences, challenges and opportunities in Europe

    14:00 - 15:00
  • Session 9: Innovation and good practices in implementing ICT Accessibility products and services for PwD

    15:00 - 16:00
  • Beyond Accessible Europe: Interactive discussion and Main conclusion

    16:00 - 16:50
  • Closing of the Main Programme of Accessible Europe

    16:50 - 17:00
Welcome
Session 5: Audio-visual media services, TV and video programming
Focus: Broadcasters, Content producers; Emerging technologies; Consumers perspective; Implementation in Europe
Moderator
Photo of Mr David Wood Mr David Wood
European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Presentation | Biography
Panelist
Photo of H.E. Mr Dejan Maslikovic H.E. Mr Dejan Maslikovic
Assistant Minister
Ministry of Culture and Media
Serbia
Biography
Photo of Ms Pilar  Orero Ms Pilar Orero
University of Barcelona
Spain
Presentation | Biography
Missing Photo Ms Karen Peltz Strauss
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
United States
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Nigel  Megitt Mr Nigel Megitt
Chair of W3C & EBU group on TTML system IMSC
BBC
Presentation | Biography
Missing Photo Mr Paulo Valente
Cable Europe
Presentation
Session 6: Procurement of Accessible ICTs and Universal Design
Focus: EU Legislation and regulation; Standards on public procurement and accessibility; Resources
Moderator
Photo of Ms Roxana Widmer-Iliescu Ms Roxana Widmer-Iliescu
Senior Programme Officer
Digital Inclusion Division, ITU
Biography
Panelist
Photo of Ms Inmaculada  Placencia Porrero Ms Inmaculada Placencia Porrero
Senior Expert
European Commission
Presentation
Photo of Mr Donal  Rice Mr Donal Rice
ITU Consultant in Public Procurement
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Andreas  Richter Mr Andreas Richter
Senior Adviser
Swedish Post and Telecom Authority
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Roberto Scano Mr Roberto Scano
Web Accessibility Expert
Italy
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Ms Mia  Ahlgren Ms Mia Ahlgren
Policy Officer
Swedish Disability Federation
Presentation | Biography
Session 7: Implementation of Equal Access in Telecom
Focus: Emerging issues; Accessible emergency services; Inclusive smart cities
Moderator
Photo of Ms Rosheen Awotar-Mauree Ms Rosheen Awotar-Mauree
Programme Officer
ITU
Biography
Panelist
Missing Photo Mr Stefan Lechler
Head of Electronic Communications Policy Unit
DG Connect, European Commission
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Michal Milligan Mr Michal Milligan
Secretary General
Mobile & Wireless Forum
Presentation
Missing Photo Ms Barbara Operschall
Chief Executive Officer
Speech Code
Austria
Presentation
Photo of Dr Tom Pey Dr Tom Pey
RBSC
United Kingdom
Biography
Photo of Mr Wolfgang Kampichler Mr Wolfgang Kampichler
Chair of EENA Technical and Operations Committee
European Emergency Number Association, EENA112
Presentation | Biography
Special address: Mr Jorge Araya
Lunch Break
Session 8: Telecom relay services: Practical experiences, challenges and opportunities in Europe
Focus: Telecommunications relay services are essential telecom services that enable persons who have hearing or speech disabilities and who otherwise would be unable to engage in voice telecommunications, to make voice telephone calls to other persons, using four common types of relay services: text relay; video relay; captioned telephone service relay; and speech-to-speech relay. This session will focus on its implementation status in Europe, challenges and opportunities.
Moderator
Missing Photo Ms Andrea J. Saks
Chairman
ITU-T JCA-AHF
Panelist
Missing Photo Mr Masahito Kawamori
ITU-T Q26/16 Rapporteur
Keio University
Japan
Presentation
Missing Photo Ms Monique Mai
Director Operational Marketing, Partnerships & Public affairs, Communication, Standardization Accessibility Group Department
Orange
Presentation
Photo of Mr Beat Kleeb Mr Beat Kleeb
Procom
Switzerland
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Seth Bravin Mr Seth Bravin
Director of Strategic Alliances
Sprint Accessibility
United States
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Ms Lidia  Smolarek-Best Ms Lidia Smolarek-Best
Vice-President
European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH)
Presentation | Biography
Session 9: Innovation and good practices in implementing ICT Accessibility products and services for PwD
Focus: Funding opportunities; Innovative products and services for PwD
Moderator
Photo of Ms Rosheen Awotar-Mauree Ms Rosheen Awotar-Mauree
Programme Officer
ITU Office for Europe, ITU
Biography
Panelist
Photo of Dr Michael Fembeck Dr Michael Fembeck
Director and Chief Executive
Zero Project, Essl Foundation
Presentation | Biography
Missing Photo Ms Rosemary Kayess
UNSW Director
Disability Innovation Institute
Photo of Mr Anthony Giannoumis Mr Anthony Giannoumis
Oslomet
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Ms Ayse Zoodsma-Sungur Ms Ayse Zoodsma-Sungur
DeNederlandscheBank
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Einar Myreng Mr Einar Myreng
Founder & CEO
Next Signal
Presentation | Biography
Photo of Mr Turhan Muluk Mr Turhan Muluk
Regional Manager
Intel
Presentation | Biography
Beyond Accessible Europe: Interactive discussion and Main conclusion
Moderator
Photo of Ms Rosheen Awotar-Mauree Ms Rosheen Awotar-Mauree
Programme Officer
ITU
Biography
Photo of Ms Inmaculada  Placencia Porrero Ms Inmaculada Placencia Porrero
EC
Panelist
Missing Photo Ms Vera Zanetti
Senior Program Officer
ITU
Presentation
Photo of Ms Amela Odobasic Ms Amela Odobasic
ITU Consultant on ICT Accessibility
Presentation
Closing of the Main Programme of Accessible Europe
• International Telecommunication Union
• European Commission
Closing
Photo of Mr Jaroslaw Ponder Mr Jaroslaw Ponder
Head of the ITU Office for Europe
ITU
Biography
Photo of Ms Inmaculada  Placencia Porrero Ms Inmaculada Placencia Porrero
European Commission

  • Welcome and Networking

    09:00 - 09:30
  • Session 10: PROJECT LABORATORY of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Accessibility, Affordability, and Skills Development for All to Ensure Digital Inclusion and Sustainable Development

    09:30 - 10:30
  • Session 11: BILATERAL MEETINGS WITH STAKEHOLDERS

    10:30 - 12:15
  • Closing of Accessible Europe Event

    12:15 - 12:30
Welcome and Networking
Session 10: PROJECT LABORATORY of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Accessibility, Affordability, and Skills Development for All to Ensure Digital Inclusion and Sustainable Development
Focus: Identification of concrete regional, sub-regional and national projects advancing implementation of the ITU Regional Initiative; Setting up of winning Programmes; Discussion on other actions planned or proposed for 2019-2021
Session 11: BILATERAL MEETINGS WITH STAKEHOLDERS
Note: Stakeholders are kindly requested to express their interest in holding bilateral meeting by sending e-mail to EURregion@itu.int
Closing of Accessible Europe Event
Official Meeting Social Event