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European Accessibility Act


Proposal for a directive on the European Accessibility Act

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • April 13, 2016
  • Venue: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 3, Rue van Maerlant 2, 1040

The European Commission made a proposal for a directive on a European Accessibility Act, which will set common accessibility requirements for certain key products and services, and will help people with disabilities at EU level to participate fully in society.

The EESC is currently preparing an opinion on the Commission's proposal. On April 13, 2016, the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) will hold a public hearing in conjunction with the work on this opinion.

The conclusions of the hearing will feed directly into the work of the drafting group which will hold its second meeting in the afternoon of the same day.

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