The EBU Access Services Experts Group brings together Access Service experts with responsibilities covering subtitling, signed programmes, audio description and audio subtitling which enable sensory challenged people but also persons with intellectual disabilities, dyslexia or language difficulties to access public broadcasters all over Europe.
The group is a platform for decision-makers within EBU Members but also welcomes other entities such as universities, regulators, suppliers and associations. The group is headed by a bureau.
The EBU Access Services Experts Group aims to provide initiatives of the highest quality, celebrate excellence and innovation, and encourage pan-European collaboration while at the same time providing its Members with industry information.
Its main goals are:
Access Services experts gather once a year to discuss the most important questions during a plenary session which over the years has become the central meeting point for those working in accessibility services across EBU organizations. Members come together to share projects, describe best practices and learn from others’ innovations and novel approaches. The meeting is open to all EBU Members and to special guests by invitation.
Links to event pages & presentations:
Gion Linder (SWISS TXT)
Frauke Langguth (ARD)
Siri Antonsen (NRK)
Heads of Access services, Content Editors, Accessibility Experts
The Access Services Experts group gathers once a year.
The webinar will primarily be focused on Members' current circumstances and how COVID-19 has impacted and is still affecting their work. It will also examine how they are tackling problems in the short term, providing an opportunity to share best practices and present potential solutions to the commonest issues. This virtual session, reserved for EBU Members, will be completely free but online registration will be required to join.
For more information on how to sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
17.10.2019: EBU Access Services Pan European Survey - Update
02.11.2016: EBU Access Services Pan European Survey