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Accessible on-line services, a benefit for all

Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie - 30, avenue Corentin-Cariou - 75019 Paris

29 janvier 2007

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General Description

Last June 11th, 2006, In Riga, the Ministerial Conference “ICT for an inclusive society”of the European Council and of the European Commission, in the presence of European Commissioner for Information Society and Media Mrs Viviane Reding, uanimously approved a declaration recognising as a priority the necessity to fully implement “the eAccessibility provisions in EU legislation on electronic communications and terminal equipment and using all other instruments available, from voluntary industry commitments to new legal provisions at EU and national level where appropriate [...] and the effectiveness of these various instruments needs to be regularly assessed.”

On the other hand the requirements for eAccessibility are often understood as excessive burden on industrial development.

This workshop will show that the demand for universal design, expressed by the citizen with disabilities in all fields (employment, education, information, culture, shopping, …), constitutes a challenge that may lead researchers and industrial developers to invent robust and sustainable solutions, and particularly in the ICT domain.

Participants will be also offered an unique opportunity to be presented authoring solutions and techniques that can help the creation of contents and services respecting the Design for All principles

The invited speakers are from organisations representing users and consumers with disabilities, research organisations and industrial companies. Concrete case studies will be discussed. There will be an opportunity to hear first-hand about the experiences from users with disabilities, purchasers and members of the Information and electronic communication industry. The workshop will encourage the harmonisation of good practices all over Europe.

Examples of accessible online services in the following domains will be presented:

  • Employment in public and private sectors
  • Education
  • Information
  • Culture
  • Shopping
  • Daily services


The workshop is organised jointly by :

  • la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
  • Association BrailleNet
  • EDeAN-France ( European Design for All e-Accessibility Network)


The workshop is hosted by :
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
30, avenue Corentin-Cariou
75930 Paris cedex 19


The building and auditorium are accessible for all visitors.
Page concerning accessibility in Cité des sciences website


Official language is English.
Simultaneous translation will be provided (French-English and English-French)


Hotel accommodation is available in the close neighbourhood.


Registration will be open on this WebSite from November 20th 2006.

More information

For more informations :

Download the conference presentation in pdf ( 125 ko)