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 EBU Access group is a platform for decision makers within EBU Members but it also welcomes other entities like universities, regulators, suppliers and associations. The group is headed by a bureau.
The EBU Access Services group 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 main goals of the group are:
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. Members come together to share projects, describe best practices and learn from others’ innovations and approaches. The meeting is open to EBU Members and to special guests upon invitation.
Links to event pages & presentations:
Gion Linder, SWISS TXT (Switzerland)
Frauke Langguth, ARD Text (Germany)
Erik De Snerck, VRT (Belgium)
Siri Antonsen, NRK (Norway)
Heads of Access services, Content Editors, Accessibility Experts
The Access Services Experts group gathers once a year.
2019 Access Services Experts meeting was held in Dublin on 17-18 October, at the kind invitation of RTÉ.
The event was open to all EBU Members and to special guests upon invitation.
17.10.2019: EBU Access Services Pan European Survey - Update
02.11.2016: EBU Access Services Pan European Survey