European Blind Union: A New Chapter Begins EU finally adopts European Accessibility Act

12 April 2019
Source: European Blind Union

After over three years of legislative work, the European Accessibility Act (EAA) passed its last hurdle. Today, the Council of the European Union approved the agreement of last November on this landmark EU legislation on accessibility of goods and services. The European Parliament had already done so on 13 March. What is in fact a directive now needs to be

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Making key products and services accessible across the EU (European Accesibility Act): Statement by Commissioner Thyssen following the provisional agreement between the EU institutions

8 November 2018
Source: European Commission

Brussels, 8 November 2018 Today, the European Parliament and the Council came to a provisional agreement on the Commission’s proposal for a European Accessibility Act, which will make many everyday products and services accessible to persons with disabilities. Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, welcomed the agreement with the following statement: “Today we have made

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VISION 2020 UK response to the European Accessibility Act (11/04/16)

15 August 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

Executive Summary   1 The EU and most of the Member States have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). As such they have committed to create a legislative framework for accessibility in line with Article 9 of the Convention. Accessibility is considered as a wide concept that includes the prevention and elimination of

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VISION 2020 UK Response To The European Accessibility Act (11.04.16)

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