Access Services Experts Meeting 2018

Access Services experts gather once a year to raise the most important questions during a plenary session which has become over the years, the meeting point for those working in accessibility services across EBU organizations.  

This event is a great opportunity to meet with other colleagues working in accessibility and share projects, exchange best practices and learn from each other’s innovations and approaches.
Participants will get the chance to cross-pollinate ideas and exchange, not only with their peers, but also with people from the rest of the industry and European associations.

PRE-EVENTS ON THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER / venue: RTS Headquarters, Geneva

All participants are invited to attend pre-events on Thursday 8 November, the day preceding the EBU Access Services plenary meeting.

17:00: Welcome to RTS -  Visit and cocktail at RTS's headquarters 

PLENARY MEETING ON FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER / venue: RTS Headquarters, Geneva

Sessions will focus on the following indicative themes, with contributions from RTS, SWISS TXT, France TV, NPO, RBB, DW, SVT, NRK, DR, MDR, BBC, RED BEE MEDIA, the European Federation of Hard of Hearing, the Royal National Institute of the Blind.

  • Accessibility extended: Access services on new platforms
  • Accessibility in the EU
  • Country report: France TV
  • Automations
  • Testing and cooperating with end users
  • Subtitling & Audio description

About the EBU Access Services group

The EBU Access Services Experts Group brings together broadcast professionals from access services such as subtitling, signed programmes, audio description and audio subtitling which enable sensory handicapped people to access public broadcasters' content all over Europe. This group meets once a year to discuss important issues in access services. Last year's event was held in Copenhagen on the 9 October, hosted by DR. More information about the 2017 meeting can be found on 2017 event page 


 Presentations from the 2018 meeting are available on our content exchange platform “EBU Showcase”. To access and download the documents, you need to be registered and logged in to the EBU platform. - Access is restricted to EBU Members only. If you’re having any trouble logging into the platform or downloading the presentations, please send an email to


Location: Geneva, Switzerland


Register by: 31 Oct 2018

Members Only

Working Languages: English


RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse 
uai Ernest-Ansermet 20
1204 Geneva, Switzerland


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Contact detail

Amélie Rossignol-Farjon
Senior Project Manager
+41 22 717 2422