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European Accessibility Act

To coincide with  the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December 2015), the European Commission has proposed a European Accessibility Act, which will set common accessibility requirements for certain key products and services that will help people with disabilities at EU level to participate fully in society.

According to the European Commission the proposal is for a Directive that aims to improve the functioning of the internal market, making it easier for companies to provide accessible products and services across borders. Common accessibility requirements will also apply in the frame of EU procurement rules and for the use of EU funds. The initiative will stimulate innovation and increase the offer of accessible products and services for the around 80 million persons with disabilities in the EU.

There are a number of benefits to having a European Accessibility Act including:

More information on the European Accessibility Act can be found on the following links:

European Accessibility Act Factsheet – Accessible Version 

European Commission’s press release on the Accessibility Act 

The Accessibility Act Proposal