European e-Accessibility Forum

BrailleNet organised the first European e-Accessibility Forum at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in 2007. Since then, around 200 stakeholders from a variety of sectors working on ITC, accessibility, disabilities and public services come together once a year to discuss the latest developments in digital accessibility in relation to a given theme.

Over the course of the day, participants have access to conferences, workshops and demonstrations, and opportunities to network over a sit-down lunch.

Previous conference themes:

Programme Committee

An international programme committee helps to shape the conference programme each year.

The 2017 programme committee includes:

  • ABOU-ZAHRA Shadi, W3C Consortium, WAI Initiative
  • ASSIMACOPOULOS André, Association pour le Bien des Aveugles, Geneva (Switzerland)
  • BERNIER Alex, Association BrailleNet (France)
  • BURGER Dominique, UPMC-INSERM (France)
  • ENGELEN Ian, KUL (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Belgium)
  • KAHLISCH, Thomas, Deutsche Zentralbücherei für Blinde, Leipzig (Germany)
  • KERSCHER George, Daisy Consortium
  • KRIKHAAR Koen, Dedicon (The Netherlands)
  • LAURIN Susanna, Funka Nu (Sweden)
  • LEBLOIS Axel, G3ICT
  • LUCENO Varju, Daisy Consortium
  • LUCIEN-BRUN Stéphanie, CFHE (Conseil Français des personnes handicapées pour les questions Européennes)
  • MARMOL Bruno, INRIA (France)
  • MAY Mike, Sendero Group (USA)
  • MIESENBERGER Klaus, University of Linz (Austria)
  • PETRIE Helen, University of York (UK)
  • RICE Donal, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (Ireland)
  • TORNER Véronique, AlterWay (France)
  • TYLER Steve, Royal National Institute for the Blind (UK)
  • VARGENAU Marc-Etienne, Nokia (France)