Screenshot of the vote for the European Accessibility Act in the European Parliament:
613 votes in favour, 23 votes against and 36 abstentions.
European Accessibility Act: a big step forward on a long journey
European Parliament’s approval of the Act is positive – we call for better and effective legislation. The European Accessibility Act is a landmark agreement. However, while it will ensure that many products and services are more accessible for persons with disabilities, it will not make the EU (institutions and single market) fully accessible. It still excludes many essential areas such as transport, the built environment, and household appliances.
The new Accessibility Directive is an important step, but the EU’s work is far from being complete. We need legislation that ensures equal access in all areas of life.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.