Information published on 19 May 2020 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 692.

UIC video on FRMCS now available in sign language

  • Accessibility
  • Audiovisual
  • Data
  • Digital
  • FRMCS
  • Promoting
  • Telecommunications

If you missed the first UIC FRMCS conference organised last year and if you want to learn more about the Future Railway Mobile Communication System, do not hesitate to consult the UIC YouTube channel.

UIC has produced a short video on the main challenges of this crucial issue concerning the future of railways.

As accessibility is one of the concerns of UIC, a new version in international sign language, is now available here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEB01rwUsbo

As UIC believes that this issue must be supported, the Communications team follows the United Nations recommendations as far as possible in terms of web content accessibility. More globally, UIC will do its best to gradually produce an increasing amount of accessible content.

This FRMCS video in international sign language is the first concrete communication product demonstrating UIC’s commitment in this direction.

What is Web Accessibility? (Source: UN website)

“Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.” (Source: W3C).

Persons with disabilities are faced with many challenges when using the Internet and some use assistive technologies to help them access information. For instance, persons with visual impairments may use screen magnifiers or screen readers that read out loud the content of a page or translate it on a Braille display. Persons with mobility impairment may be unable to use a mouse and resort to using the keyboard or another assistive device to surf the web.

Special attention needs to be dedicated to web accessibility in the web design process to ensure a site is usable by persons with different types of disabilities, using a wide range of assistive technologies.