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#Accessibility – Making products and services in the EU easier to use

#Accessibility – Making products and services in the EU easier to use

| March 19, 2019

The European Accessibility Act aims to ensure more products and services are accessible for elderly people and people living with a disability.  On 13 March Parliament approved the European Accessibility Act (EAA). The new rules are a step towards a fairer and more inclusive Europe and will improve the daily lives of the elderly and people with disabilities across […]

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‘Disappointing compromise’ on #EUAccessibilityAct

‘Disappointing compromise’ on #EUAccessibilityAct

| November 12, 2018

A provisional agreement on the European Accessibility Act was reached on 8 November by EU institutions. The Act fails persons with disabilities, says the European Disability Forum. It mainly covers digital accessibility and leaves out the real world environment where persons with disabilities live. The European Accessibility Act will add new EU-wide minimum requirements on […]

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#EuropeanAccessibilityAct – Parliament and Council negotiators strike a deal

#EuropeanAccessibilityAct – Parliament and Council negotiators strike a deal

| November 12, 2018

Key products and services, like smartphones, ticketing machines and banking services, will have to be made more accessible to people with disabilities. The new directive, provisionally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators on Thursday, aims to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities and to encourage businesses to innovate with more accessible products and […]

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#Blind and #VisuallyImpaired EU citizens gain easier access to books across EU borders

#Blind and #VisuallyImpaired EU citizens gain easier access to books across EU borders

| October 16, 2018

Books, magazines and other printed material are now more easily available in accessible formats for all blind and visually impaired persons and across the EU. This follows the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty by the EU, which was finalized on 1 October 2018. As part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the new rules create […]

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Organizations representing persons with #disabilities lodge complaint against France

Organizations representing persons with #disabilities lodge complaint against France

| May 16, 2018

Persons institutionalized in another country far from their family and community. Families waiting for more than 15 years for appropriate housing. Lack of access to health care. These breaches of international and European conventions are denounced in a collective complaint against France lodged to the Council of Europe by the European Disability Forum and Inclusion […]

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#HumanitarianAid: New measures to better support persons with disabilities in crises

#HumanitarianAid: New measures to better support persons with disabilities in crises

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission has announced new measures to better tailor EU humanitarian aid to persons with disabilities caught up in crisis situations. From now on, EU-funded projects will cover the needs of persons with disabilities in a more structured way. Concretely, the Commission, together with groups working with people with disabilities and humanitarian organizations, will develop […]

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European Days of Persons with #Disabilities 2017: Towards an inclusive, social and sustainable Europe

European Days of Persons with #Disabilities 2017: Towards an inclusive, social and sustainable Europe

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Days of Persons with Disabilities brought together hundreds of persons with disabilities and it was an occasion to celebrate diversity and social inclusion. As every year around the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the European Commission and EDF co-organized a two-day conference in Brussels on 4-5 December 2017. Persons with […]

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