What makes an e-accessible culture?

Cultural institutions in all countries have an important role to play in fostering inclusive societies. Increasingly, they are adopting strategies of inclusion to embrace, engage and learn. A more diverse society removes barriers. Therefore, this society increases opportunities and participation for all people, including people with disabilities.

Participation in creative self-expression including drama, visual arts, and music is recognized as an important outlet for innovation and creativity. It is important to ensure that artistic activities are fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Television and radio programs, books, magazines, and newspapers are all cultural assets. They contribute to our individual and collective identities.

The 11th European e-Accessibility Forum seeks to explore the role digital technologies can play in ensuring our cultural landscape is inclusive. How can digital access empower disabled audiences and enable them to become full participants in cultural life?

The Forum will explore the following themes:

  • How cultural institutions are using technology to improve access to their collections, information, and activities
  • How technology can facilitate creative expression for people with disabilities
  • How educators, arts' organizations, public service providers and software and hardware developers can work together to build accessible solutions
  • How progress can be leveraged through public and private initiatives
  • Establishing dialogue between e-Accessibility stakeholders and the cultural institutions to ensure that cultural assets and activities are born accessible

Register to attend the 11th eAccessibility Forum on June 19th, 2017 in Paris. The list of confirmed speakers in provided on the 11th eAccessibility Forum website.