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February 19, 2004

Conference on access to the Information Society for deaf people

From: Cordis News - EU - Feb 19, 2004

The Commission is supporting a European conference on access to the Information Society for deaf and hard of hearing people in Brussels, Belgium, on 25 February.

The conference will bring together decision-makers at the highest level to discuss the problems and potential solutions to open up the Information Society for all deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people.

The aim of the conference is to move towards a common European strategy in broadcasting and telecommunications and to start removing some of the barriers to opportunity and fulfilment. Enterprise and Information Society Commissioner Erkki Liikanen will be a keynote speaker at the event, and Per Blixt, Head of Unit for disability and elderly people at directorate general of the Information Society will chair the last of the plenary sessions.

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