European Accessibility Act

The European Accessibility Act is a European Union (EU) Directive that aims to improve the functioning of the internal market for accessible products and services, by removing barriers created by divergent rules in Member States. It covers

  • Smartphones, tablets and computers
  • Ticketing machines and check-in machines
  • Televisions and TV programmes
  • Banking and ATMs
  • E-books
  • Online shopping websites and mobile applications

We campaigned from its initial proposal by the European Commission in 2015 (following decades of advocacy from the disability movement) until its publication in the Official Journal of the EU in 2019. Member States have until 2022 to implement the Directive, meaning to introduce it into their national legislation.

You will find resources from our campaign below. Some links will open in a new window.

Activist holding Accessibility? Act! sign

Our Members' positions

EDF partners' positions

Other useful material