About: e-Accessibility

Health 09-12-2016

Navracsics: New technologies are ‘unmatched vectors’ of integration

Technology can make "an enormous difference" for pupils with disabilities, offering them the same opportunities as other students, according to Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports.
Health 07-12-2016

Leftist MEP: EU Accessibility Act is an ‘ideal chance’

The European Accessibility Act for people with disabilities opens a "huge horizon" and new innovation fields for everybody, but its scope should be widened to more products and services, MEP Konstantina Kuneva said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Health 05-12-2016

EU turns up pressure on accessibility rights of people with disabilities

The draft European Accessibility Act seeks to bring together “fragmented” national laws while creating new rights enabling full access to services ranging from transport to cash dispensers.
Digital 10-10-2013

US trumps EU on blind-friendly high-tech consumer products

SPECIAL REPORT / The EU is trailing behind the US on online accessibility laws that make it easier for the visually impaired to access the internet or use a smartphone.
Digital 08-02-2008

EU acts to remove Web barriers for disabled

The hurdles faced by disabled citizens every day are not just infrastructure-related. Despite the disabled being the most frequent users of media, just 5% of websites in Europe are accessible to the blind and an even smaller proportion of TV programmes are deaf-friendly.
Digital 03-07-2007

e-Accessibility

The information society should be open to all and not discriminate against people with physical and sensory disabilities or senior citizens. In a joint effort with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, the EU is attempting to ensure that all citizens can use computers and the internet to realise their potential.
Health 20-02-2004

European Year of People with Disabilities – next steps?

A Eurobarometer survey has found that the awareness-raising campaing of the EU's disability campaign was a success - but there is still much to be done.
Health 18-12-2003

Disability: EU Ombudsman to look into Commission’s actions to fight discrimination

EU Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros has opened an own-initiative investigation into measures taken by the Commission to ensure that there is no discrimination against disabled people.
Health 04-12-2003

Commissioner Diamantopoulou looks back on achievements of disability year

Commissioner Diamantopoulou has warned: anti-discrimination legislation for people with disabilities must be implemented to keep the momentum of the European Year of People with Disabilities.