Access Services Experts Meeting 2019

Access Services Experts Meeting 2019
Access Services Experts Meeting 2018 / RTS, Geneva

The next EBU Access Services event will be held in Dublin on 18 October 2019 at the kind invitation of RTÉ. All delegates will also be cordially invited to attend a pre-event on 17 October, which will this year include two focused meetings, reserved for EBU Members only. 

This year’s agenda will include contributions from: RTÉ (Ireland), ARTE (France), BBC (UK), DR (Denmark), IRT (Germany), KAN (Israel), NRK (Norway), OFCOM (UK), ITV (UK), Queen Mary University of London (UK), RAI (Italy), Red Bee Media (UK), RTVE (Spain), RTVSLO (Slovenia), SDI Munchen (Germany), SVT (Sweden), Swiss Txt AG (Switzerland), University of Antwerp (Belgium), ZDF & ZDF Digital (Germany), Hildesheim University (Germany).

“Network & Learn” pre-talks

On Thursday 17 October, all delegates will be invited to attend a pre-event which will this year include two pre-talks (reserved for EBU Members).
These two parallel pre-talks will focus on specific needs for public service broadcasters: one will be dedicated to innovative technology projects and initiatives, while the other will cover content production workflow and organization. With these pre-talks, our intention is to allocate more time for effective and open discussions based on some user cases, and facilitate participants interactions in small groups.

Outline schedule of the 2019 event

RTÉ Radio Centre, Stillorgan Rd, Donnybrook, Co. Dublin, Ireland (map)

Thu 17 Oct - Pre-event

15:00 Pre event Participants registration (RTÉ Radio Centre/Reception)
15:30 Guided tour at RTÉ - optional (RTÉ Radio Centre/Studio 1)
16:30 Presentation of RTÉ access services (RTÉ Radio Centre/Studio 1)
17:30 “Network & Learn” / parallel pre-talks sessions (RTÉ Studio 1 & Outreach room)
19:00 Networking Event & Cocktail (RTÉ)

Fri 18 Oct - Plenary Meeting

08:30 Participants registration (RTÉ Radio Centre/Reception)
09:00 Plenary meeting (RTÉ Radio Centre/Studio 1)
17:00 End of the event

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 impaired people to access public broadcasters' content all over Europe.

This group meets 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 media 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.

More information about last year's meeting can be found on the 2018 Access Services event page.


2019 Final Agenda (.PDF)

2019 Speakers' Line-up (.PDF)


 Presentations from the 2019 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: Dublin, Ireland


Members Only

Working Languages: English


RTÉ Radio Centre, Stillorgan Rd, Donnybrook, Co. Dublin, Ireland (map)


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Contact detail

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