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European Accessibility Act: Better access to products and services for millions of Europeans
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14.09.2017

European Accessibility Act: Better access to products and services for millions of Europeans

 

Today, Members of the European Parliament backed the “European Accessibility Act”. It sets out requirements to make a number of key products and services more accessible, such as ATMs, ticketing and check-in machines, PCs, as well as phones and consumer banking services. The report aims to increase accessibility on the one hand, while strengthening the single market on the other, by creating possibilities for European businesses to develop more accessible products and services.

Rapporteur Morten Løkkegaard (Venstre, Denmark) commented today:

“"I am satisfied with the solid majority in Parliament today. More than 80 million people living with disabilities will benefit from today's vote. The final report naturally consists of both plusses and minuses and now we face difficult negotiations in Council. I will do my utmost to get the maximum out of it."

 

ENDS

 

 

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