Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum

The Forum on Services for People with Disabilities was established by us in accordance with Section 12 of the Communications Act 2002. It was named the Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum in 2016.

The function of the Forum is to enable:

  • The identification of services currently provided by communications service providers that are relevant to the needs of users with disabilities.
  • The identification of accessibility issues for people with disabilities in relation to communications services.
  • The promotion of good practice by service providers in relation to the accessibility of customer service.
  • The promotion of accessible information provision by service providers to users with disabilities so that such users can exercise choice in respect of services and service provider.
  • The promotion of the needs of users with disabilities through a review of the effectiveness of existing services in meeting the needs of users with disabilities and recommending improvements and/or new services.

Membership of the Forum comprises of nominated personnel from ComReg, communications providers, the National Disability Authority and organisations representing people with disabilities.

Previous meetings of the Forum took place on:

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 11 – 22 June 2021

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 10 – 29 March 2021

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 9 – 24 November 2020

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 8 – 13 February 2020

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 7 – 10 February 2020

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 6 – 25 March 2019

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 5 – 13 March 2018

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 4 – 12 September 2017

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 3 – 2 March 2017

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 2 – 24 October 2016

Equivalence of Access & Choice Forum 1 – 23 June 2016

Forum 25 – 8 December 2015

Forum 24 – 29 September 2015

Forum 23 – 11 May 2015

Forum 22 – 3 September 2014

Forum 21 – 24 June 2014

Forum 20 – 19 November 2013

Forum 19 – 23 July 2013

Forum 18 – 13 September 2012

Forum 17 – 28 June 2012

Forum Meeting – 12 July 2011

Forum Meeting – 13 September 2011

Forum Meeting – 12 July 2011

Forum 16 – 17 May 2011

Forum 15 – 14 December 2010

Forum 14 – 6 October 2010

Forum 13 – 29 June 2010

Forum 12 – 10 March 2010

Forum 11 – 16 September 2009

Forum 10 – 10 June 2009

Forum 9 – 27 January 2009

Forum 8 – 10 September 2008

Forum 7 – 27 March 2008

Forum 5 – 14 June 2007

Forum 4 – 26 April 2007

Forum 3 – 28 March 2007

Forum 2 – 5 December 2006

Forum 1 – 27 September 2006