Wednesday, 21 February 2024 | 17:00 - 20:30

AccessibleEU Event and Reception

Format:Live stream
Location: M1
  • Assistive technologies
  • ICT innovations
  • English captions | International Sign
225 participants


  • UN Offices in Vienna. Wagramer Str. 5, 1220 Wien, Austria | M Building, First Floor, Café area, then plenary M1

  • Please enter the gate before 16:00 and carry a driving licence or passport

16:20 – 16:40 Get together and informal welcome (Café area)

16:40 Admission to plenary M1

16:45 Interview with the moderators     

17:00 – 17:30 Opening and Keynotes |The AccessibleEU Project |The European Accessibility Act

17:30 – 18:30 Panels on Global Examples and Perspectives: Moderated discussion about disability legislation around the globe.

18:30 – 18:45 Domain related challenges: Introduction to the Workshops on February 22th

18:45 – 20:30 Meet and Greet

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9 speakers

  • Christine STEGER


    Federal Disability Ombudsperson's Office

  • Gerald CRADDOCK

    Chief Officer

    NDA - National Disability Authority of Ireland, CEUD - Centre for Excellence in Universal Design


    Head of Institute

    Johannes Kepler University Linz

  • Sachin Pavithran

    Executive Director

    United States Access Board

  • Thomas Bignal

    Secretary General

    European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)

  • Dan Rashal

    Commissioner for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    Ministry of Justice

  • Klaus Hoeckner

    Managing Director

    Access Austria/HGBS

  • Kamil Goungor

    Policy and Movement Support Officer

    European Network on Independent Living - ENIL

  • Fernando Machicado

    Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

    Asociación Española de Normalización, UNE