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BIC Brunch – European Accessibility Act: Back to Basics, the Legalities

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST

Free - £11.99
Accessibility – How does the European Accessibility Act affect your organisation?

BIC Brunches 2024


European Accessibility Act: Back to Basics, The Legalities


BIC Brunches are a series of live webinars which have been created for BIC members and non-members to attend to discuss book industry supply chain topics (including issues, successes, and challenges). Each BIC Brunch session is dedicated to one key area of the supply chain, offering attendees a unique opportunity to gather knowledge about that topic from experts in the field.


Launching BIC’s brand new 2024/25 series of webinars dedicated to the 2025 European Accessibility Act (EAA), this first session will take us back to the basics and will look at the legalities. We’ll be joined by Mary Elliot, Management Partner, of Fox Williams LLP, Solicitors and Cristina Mussinelli, Secretary General of the LIA Fondazione who together will guide us through the session as we look at what the EAA is, it’s purpose, what it encompasses, what is included/not included (formats, ancillary materials, type/size of organisations, platforms, devices, platforms, purchase pages/entering credit card info etc), what needs to be done by whom, and by when. We’ll also be learning what organisations based outside to the EU need to do if they’re selling into Europe, if the act applies to printed books, what to do about titles published before 28th June 2025 but sold after 28th June 2025, and there’ll be an opportunity to understand more about the disproportionate burden extension and much, much more.

Find out what the EAA means for your organisation by joining us on 11th July 2024.

Please note that while this session explores the legalities of the EAA, it is not intended as and should not be considered as legal advice by any individual or organisation that is attending the event. With this in mind, we will also not be able to answer individual business specific queries in the session.

The Host

  • Karina Urquhart, Executive Director, BIC

The Speakers

Who should attend?

This event will be of insterest to those that nare new to the EU Accessiblity Act, or perhaps would like a refresher. It assumes no prior knowledge of the topic.

The EU Accessibitly Act will have an far reaching impact on the book industry supply chain and so this session will be of interest to anyone working in the book publishing world including publishers, vendors, content creators, metadata specialists, digital production, system provider and so on.


Tickets are FREE for BIC members – non-members are asked to pay a nominal fee.

To register, scroll to the top of this webpage and click on the ‘Get Tickets’ button.

Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? View our members list here.

Future Accessibility BIC Brunch sesssions

There are currently 6 further BIC Brunch sessions planned that will explore specific topics with regards to the EU Accessibility Act and they include:

  • Metadata – 5th September 2024
  • eBooks & PDFs – October 2024
  • Websites/Platforms – December 2024
  • Digital Audio – January 2025
  • Fixed Layout/PDF – February 2025
  • DRM, Text-to-Speech and Accessibility – March 2025

Can’t make it?

If you would like to attend this event but cannot for any reason, you can watch our BIC Brunch and Green BIC Brunch sessions via the BIC YouTube channel. Following the event, the footage will be uploaded to the channel.

Also, if you’re unable to attend this event but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK using hashtag: #bicbrunch (before or during the event) or contact us at info@bic.org.uk (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

If you would like to remain informed about all of BIC’s forthcoming events, including our BIC Brunch sessions, join BIC’s mailing list.

We look forward to seeing you!


July 11
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Free - £11.99




Book Industry Communication Ltd
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