Inmaculada Placencia is Deputy Head of Unit, for Rights of Persons with Disabilities within the Directorate General for Justice. The unit is in charge of the coordination of the European policies for people with disabilities and responsible for the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities at EU level. She is graduated in Physics and Computer Science and work in RTD activities in industry. Since 1991 she joined the European Commission and worked in several research programmes addressing accessibility and applications for older persons and people with disabilities. The focus of her recent work in the "e-Inclusion" unit of the Directorate General Information Society and Media as well as in the Integration of people with disabilities unit in Directorate General for European Employment social affairs and equal opportunities addressed policy related activities in the area of accessibility at European and international level, as well as eAccessibility and eInclusion and work related to Design for All and Assistive technologies.