On the 2nd of December right before the International Day of persons with disabilities, the European Commission published the European Accessibility Act (EAA). Autism-Europe welcomes this long-awaited Directive that will have a major influence on ensuring that innovative, affordable and accessible goods and services will be available for persons with disabilities in the EU internal market.
The publication of the proposal follows the recommendations made by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities earlier in September calling on the EU to adopt the Accessibility Act as a step towards better implementation of the Convention.
Autism-Europe and EDF will participate in the initial consultation in which stakeholders can give their feedback over the next 8 weeks, and prepare a detailed analysis of the text. It will be followed by the regular legislative procedure involving the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.
Interested stakeholders can submit their views on the proposal here.