Access Services Experts

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 to access public broadcasters all over Europe.

It aims to ensure initiative of the highest quality, to celebrate excellence and innovation and to encourage pan-European collaboration, while providing its members with professional information.

The Access Services Experts Group is open to all EBU Members and is headed by a bureau.

The main goals of EBU Access Services Experts Group are:

  • to discuss the future development of Access services
  • to present showcases
  • to stimulate and support the exchange of technologies, products and services
  • to achieve standardization in order to develop common formats, guidelines, processes and legislation for authorities and stakeholders 
  • and to conduct surveys as well as to spread statistics

The Access Services Experts group gathers once a year to raise the most important questions.


Meeting Frequency

The Access Services Experts group gathers once a year.

The next plenary meeting will be held in Copenhagen on 9 October 2017 at the kind invitation of DR.


2017 Event

This year's event will be held in Copenhagen on 8-9 October, at the kind invitation of DR. The event is open to all EBU Members and to special guests upon invitation.


Past Events

2016 Access Services plenary meeting took place in Berlin on 1-2 November 2016, hosted by RBB/ARD.
Please click here to access presentations available for download.

Group members


Gion Linder, TXT (Switzerland)


Frauke Langguth, RBB (Germany)

Erik De Snerck, VRT (Belgium)


Target group

Heads of Access services within the EBU members

Contact details

Amélie Rossignol-Farjon
Brand Manager