Over 80% of people – 5.88 billion individuals – reside within one hour of a city. However, accessibility is not equally distributed across the development spectrum.
– General approach
The Council agreed its position (general approach) on a the accessibility directive. This legislation will make it much easier for persons with disabilities to access products and services. On the basis of this mandate, the presidency is ready to start negotiations with the European Parliament.
A summary of the information from the Presidency on the state of play is available.
On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission today announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility.
The Amendments 1-426 are now available.
A new map of the London Underground network has been released that caters to passengers with claustrophobia or other anxiety conditions.
The draft “European Accessibility Act” (EAA) sets out requirements to make a number of products and services more accessible. The list includes transport, including public urban transport such as underground, rail, tramway, trolleybus and bus, and the related services, MEPs clarified.
Ahead of a vote tomorrow in the European Parliament, the GUE/NGL group is urgently calling on other MEPs to vote for amendments that would enable the Accessibility Act to make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
The draft opinion has been re-issued.
Rapporteur: Evzen Tosenovsky (ECR)
Source: European Parliament (TRAN)