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.


2018 Event

Next year's event will be held in Geneva on 8-9 November, at the kind invitation of RTS. 
The event is open to all EBU Members and to special guests upon invitation.


Past Events (Links to event pages & presentations)

2017 Access Services plenary event, 8-9 October, Copenhagen (hosted by DR)

2016 Access Services plenary event,1-2 November, Berlin (hosted by RBB/ARD)

Group members


Gion Linder, TXT (Switzerland)


Frauke Langguth, RBB (Germany)

Erik De Snerck, VRT (Belgium)

Heidi Sivbaek, DR (Denmark)


Target group

Heads of Access services within EBU members organisations

Contact details

Amélie Rossignol-Farjon
Brand Manager
+41 22 717 2422