ViPi @ Accessibility Policy Dialogue

ViPi will participate in the Policy Dialogue “Accessibility – From European challenge to global opportunity” on Tuesday 13 November 2012, at the Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels.

The European Policy Centre, in cooperation with Oracle and the European Disability Forum is organising this event. It will consist of two successive discussions. The first part of the Policy Dialogue will consider the differences and similarities between the EU and the US with regard to accessibility, the on-going transatlantic cooperation in this field, the importance of standardisation in providing accessible products and services for people with disabilities and the elderly, as well as the prospects for developing and harmonising standards in the EU, as well as globally.

The second part of the discussion will look at the definition of accessibility, the scope of the upcoming Accessibility Act and how it could help to meet the needs of people with disabilities and older people, as well as the technical, financial and legal instruments needed to promote greater accessibility in society.