GDA Conference

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You are very welcome to join us on the 2nd of December 2022 in Barcelona for the first conference on Green Digital Accessibility. The conference is the first in its kind and aims to generate discussion and move research on green issues forwards in the field of digital and media accessibility.


Hemini Mehta is smiling at the camera.
Tom Greenwood standing, behind him a building.

Hemini Mehta,
European Broadcasting Union

Hemini Mehta is the sustainability lead at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) where she leads several teams focused on sustainability for Public Service Media, Green Productions, Cloud Sustainability and Green AI. As Sustainability Repporteur at International Telecommunications Union (ITU part of UN), Hemini has authored numerous articles and reports as well as organised and contributed to several conferences and events focused on sustainability in the media sector.  Hemini’s talk will focus on public service media high level sustainability strategies – net zero strategies adopted by EBU Members with a particular focus on the future working practices in media.

Tom Greenwood,
Wholegrain Digital

Tom Greenwood is the co-founder and Managing Director of Wholegrain Digital, a certified B Corp, and a specialist in web performance and sustainability. With over 15 years of experience designing and developing sustainable websites, Tom is also the author of the book Sustainable Web Design, lead author of the Sustainable Web Manifesto and editor of the Curiously Green email newsletter. Tom’s talk will focus on the potential synergies between environmental sustainability and accessibility in digital design, highlighting how the pursuit of reduced environmental impact supports the creation of more inclusive and accessible online services.




The carbon footprint in subtitling: towards a more energy efficient and conscious work activity. María Asunción Pérez de Zafra Arrufat

Making Climate Communication Accessible.Leveraging insights from a Belgian projecton crisis communication. Gert Vercauterend and Mieke Vandebroucke

Is playing for environmental awareness for all? María Eugenia Larreina and Chiara Gunella

Behind the Smart – The hidden
costs of tourism technology
optimism. Miroslav Vujičić & Uglješa

Sustainability in online teaching:
train the trainer. Estel·la Oncins

Go4DiGreen: how digital
accessibility can help refugee
entrepreneurs to contribute to the European Green Deal. Armony Altinier

Schools as Living Labs for the New European Bauhaus. Loukas Katikas


The conference will take place at Barcelona’s Residència d’Investigadors, close to La Rambla. 

Address: c/Hospital, 64. 08001 Barcelona.

Accommodation: There are many hotels in the area, which is in Barcelona city center. You can also book a room in the same building (Residència) where the conference is taking place. 

Please contact us at if you cannot join us in Barcelona and would prefer to take part remotely

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