G3ict/IAAP Conference 5 December
G3ict and IAAP Europe co-hosted a high-level event on European Web Accessibility Regulations in Brussels, 5th December 2018. The timing was perfect; Inmaculada Placencia Porrero from the European Commission presented the latest news regarding the European Accessibility Act. However, this information is still under negotiation and the presentation can not be shared.
The event had participants from 15 countries and sectors including ICT, finance, public authorities and membership organisations. We would like to thank our speakers, captioner and participants for their contributions to a fantastic event!
Below you find the presentations in original format. If you prefer the material presented in another way, please contact Frida Sandberg.
Cercle de Lorraine, Brussels, 5 December
09:00-09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30-10:00 Welcome and introductory remarks
José Angel Martínz Usero, Moderator, bid welcome to the audience
Olga Sehnalová, Member of the European Parliament, Czech Republic
No slides were showed during the introductory remarks.
10:00-11:00 Policy sessions with European Commission key notes
Update on the current regulatory situation
This session covers the Web Accessibility Directive and the related implementing acts, latter to be released by 23 December this year. How self declaration, monitoring and end user feed back ensure the application of the legislation.
Peter Kemeny, Seconded National Expert, Accessibility, Multilingualism and Safer Internet Unit, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission, Luxembourg.
Update on the near legal future
This session covers the current status of the European Accessibility Act and its implications on business as well as technology.
Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert on Social Affairs, Disability and Inclusion Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels.
The slides showed during this session is not to be shared.
11:00-12:00 Standardisation and requirements sessions with leading experts
WCAG 2.1 – how to meet, how to use, how to succeed
This session will give you practical examples on how to use standards to make sure you not only comply with regulations but also understand the benefits.
Shadi Abou-Zahra, Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist at W3C, deeply involved in the evolution of accessibility guidelines and European level policy and research, technical expert in ETSI Special Task Force 536 and expert in WADex.
(H)EN301549 – how to use it efficiently in your day to day business
This session is a hands-on educational walkthrough of the EN-standard and how it can be used for procurement, quality work and development.
Susanna Laurin, IAAP and G3ict Representative to the EU and CEO of Funka, technical expert in national standardisation as well as ETSI Special Task Force 536 and expert in WADex.
12:00-13:30 Lunch and networking
13:30-14:30 Educational sessions with case studies from different sectors
The end user perspective – where the real business oportunities lie
This session will cover what regulations can mean in terms of more and more satisfied customers in a market with fast technological development and an aging population.
Catherine Naughton, Director of the European Disability Forum, EDF.
Case study: Accessibility at Barclays – a success story
This session will tell the exciting story of how one of the leading banks managed to be a forerunner in accessibility and showing how all of this led to higher ROI.
Paul Smyth, Head of Digital Accessibility at Barclays.
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:00 Practical sessions with industry perspective
Organisational management of accessibility drives business
This session will provide clear examples of how commercial organisations and suppliers that sell to public sector work successfully with accessibility.
Andreas Cederbom, senior accessibility expert with long experience in management level training and strategic planning of accessibility work.
How IAAP can support capacity building and certification
This session covers what the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, IAAP, can do to help organisations who want to succeed in accesssibility.
Dr Christopher Lee, Managing Director of IAAP and Chief Learning Officer, G3ict
Frida Sandberg, Project manager at IAAP Nordic
16:00-16:30 Closing remarks
Susanna Laurin, IAAP and G3ict Representative to the EU
Frida Sandberg, Project manager, IAAP Nordic
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