ITU Special Event for Europe: Towards Digitally Accessible Europe will be held virtually on 3rd December 2020, 10:00-12:10 CET.
This event is being held within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiatives for Europe on “Accessibility, affordability and skills development for all to ensure digital inclusion and sustainable development”, adopted by the WTDC-17, Buenos Aires, and is conducted to commemorate the beginning of Accessible Europe 2021 events and is held in the context of the International Day of Persons with Disability.
The current pandemic reveals the pre-existing inequalities faced by persons with disabilities (PwDs) and highlights the increasing importance of ICTs accessibility as barrier removers which help PwDs live an independent life, participate in cultural events or political processes, benefit from education or entertainment, or obtain a job.
This event will provide a unique opportunity for stakeholders to exchange their policies and strategies in advancing digital accessibility in Europe and a platform for European start-ups and SMEs to share the power of digital innovation in accelerating ICTs accessibility.
You can register here to participate in the conference.