SILAS

5 November 2020
E-Accessibility 2020 – National Online Symposium

5 November 2020
E-Accessibility 2020 – National Online Symposium

The Online Symposium will take place in German and French using accessible live streaming. The target audience for the symposium includes experts with and without disabilities from local authorities, businesses, service providers, organisations for the disabled and academia.

SWISS TXT and Swiss Post introduce SILAS

“SILAS – Sign Language Service” is a tool developed by SWISS TXT that is being implemented by companies and public institutions in the Contact section of their websites. It provides an easy way for deaf people to communicate their concerns directly in sign language.

This system will be introduced at the E-Accessibility symposium, in partnership with Swiss Post.

For the programme and more information about the symposium

 

Creating accessible contact points

People with hearing impairment communicate primary in their own natural language: sign language. They have difficulties communicating in the written language.

More and more businesses and institutions take this reality into account and open barrier-free access, thus meeting the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Further services for accessibility:
Barrier-free live streams for public institutions