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UK Cabinet Office Releases Documents Highlighting it's Position on the Accessibility Act

January 05, 2018

Proposal for a Directive of the EP and Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services

1. This Directive aims to harmonise existing laws, regulations and administrative provisions of Member States regarding accessibility requirements of certain products and services. The products covered include: • General purpose computer hardware and operating systems; • Self-service terminals (Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), ticketing machines, check-in machines); • Consumer terminal equipment (with advanced computing capability) related to telephony services and audio-visual media services. 

 2. The services covered include: • Telephony services and audio-visual media services; • Air, bus, rail and waterborne passenger transport services; • Banking services; • e-books; • e-commerce. 

 3. There are also provisions on public procurement and European Structural Funds in relation to these goods and services.

Source: UK Cabinet Office