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AccessibleEU Ireland - The European Accessibility Act: What is it all about? (AW-IE-01)

The National Disability Authority and the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design are working with AccessibleEU to deliver this webinar on 29th November looking at the European Accessibility Act.

The European Accessibility Act will come into force in June 2025. It aims to create a harmonised market which will increase the availability of more accessible products and services. This will benefit persons with disabilities, as well as designers, developers and retailers. It will also have a significant impact on anyone engaged in procurement activities across the public sector.

During the workshop, we will hear from public sector organisations, persons working in the development of standards, persons with disabilities, and organisations from the private sector who are already designing products and services to be accessible and inclusive.

Details on the event:

  • Target audience: Attendance at this workshop is open to all. It is recommended in particular for Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs), disabled people and representative organisations, government officials and professionals, private sector organisations engaged in the design, development, or sale of products and services.

  • When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

  • Format: Online

  • Type of event: Awareness-raising

  • Language: English

  • How to participate: Free registration

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  • Wednesday 29 November 2023, 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT)


  1. 29 Nov 2023, 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT)

    10:00-10:10: Welcome and Introduction

    10:10-10:40: An overview of the European Accessibility Act (Clare Gray)

    10:40-11:00: What the European Accessibility Act means for People with Disabilities. (EDF)

    11:00-11:20: Accessibility from the Private-Sector perspective (Optum)

    11:20-11:30 Discussion and Q&A

    11:30-11:45: break

    11:45-12:05: An introduction to standards, and the role they play in the EAA (NSAI)

    12:05-12:25: EN 301 549: What it means for Digital products and services – EU Accessible Hun Partner from Sweden

    12:25-12:45 Standards Meet Design: Design for all (EN17161) How to design more inclusive products and services. EU Accessible Hub Partner from France

    12:45-13:00: discussion and Q&A.

    13:00 wrap-up.

Practical information

Wednesday 29 November 2023, 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT)