Webinar 19 March: Cognitive accessibility - future legislation and requirements

Cognitive accessibility is still not covered as well in standards and regulations as accessibility for other groups. User needs for people with cognitive disabilities are relatively well documented – but so far these have not been converted into measurable requirements. That is the challenge we have tried to contribute to overcome in the research project on Cognitive Criteria.

In this webinar, we will present the results of the project so far and discuss potential next steps with important stakeholders. The distinguished panel contains perspectives from end users, researchers, standardisation experts and policy makers.

Live captioning and international sign will be provided.

Time: 19 March 13:00-15:00 CET.
Place: Online (Zoom), you will receive an email with a link to the webinar.


13.00 Welcome and house keeping

13.05 Susanna Laurin, Funka: The current situation

13.15 Gareth Ford Williams, BBC: The end user perspective

13.30 Sara Kjellstrand, Funka: Cognitive criteria project results

13.50 Panel discussion featuring:           

  • Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C
  • Gareth Ford Williams, BBC
  • Sara Kjellstrand, Funka
  • Christian Bühler, Technical university of Dortmund
  • Bart Declerq, BOSA (Federal Public Service, Policy and Support)

The panel discussion is moderated by Susanna Laurin.

14.35 Q&A

14.55 Wrap up and next steps

15.00 Conference ends


After almost 3 years, we are moving into the final stages of an exciting nationally funded research project where we have developed and tested new requirements supporting people with cognitive disabilities. The aim of the project is to show that it is possible to create measurable criteria for this target audience, something that has been claimed to be difficult. The aim of the project is to contribute to more inclusive minimum accessibility requirements in the next generation of European legislation.

The webinar is free of charge.

About the project


Registration for the webinar is closed.