Ensuring accessible digital services and platforms for persons with disabilities

through the Digital Services Act



The objective of the webinar is to discuss on how ensuring accessible digital services and platforms for persons with disabilities and how securing equal rights to all citizens in the digital dimension.

At the end of 2020, the European Commission published a proposal on the “Digital Services Act” (DSA) to update the rules on the internet. While the proposal aims to strengthen rights of consumers of digital services and platforms, the provisions on persons with disabilities could be further specified to ensure an effective accessibility of the digital world.

As the proposal has been in active discussion at the European Parliament and we are reaching a crucial legislative phase, Renew Europe organises - in cooperation with the EDF / European Disability Forum - a discussion on how concretely ensuring rights of persons with disabilities as consumers of digital services and platforms.

The webinar will gather MEPs, officials from the EU Commission and representatives of research communities, industry and persons with disabilities to share their views on ensuring a strong EU regulation for the benefit of all members of society.



In cooperation with the European Disability Forum (EDF)


Opening statements:

Dita CHARANZOVÁ, MEP Renew Europe, Vice President of the European Parliament and DSA Shadow rapporteur;

Humberto INSOLERA, Member of Executive Committee, European Disability Forum (EDF);

Panel discussion:

Moderator: Catherine NAUGHTON, Director, European Disability Forum (EDF)

Lisa WADDINGTON, Professor of European Disability Law, Maastricht University;

Prabhat AGARWAL, Head of Unit, Digital Services & Platforms, European Commission;

Alex AGIUS SALIBA, MEP S&D Group, EP Disability Intergroup;

Catherine GARCIA-VAN HOOGSTRATEN, Director, Responsible Technology, European Government Affairs, Microsoft;

Alejandro MOLEDO, Head of Policy, European Disability Forum (EDF);

Closing remarks:

Dragoş PÎSLARU, MEP Renew Europe, Vice-Chair of the EP Disability Intergroup and EMPL coordinator


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