Joint call to the Council on the Web Accessibility Directive
The European Disability Forum, AGE and ANEC urge the Council to support the EP's position on Web Accessibility
26 February 2014 / Today Members of the European Parliament have shown their strong commitment to a more inclusive Internet for all. The Parliament’s report on the proposal for a Directive on the Accessibility of Public Sector Bodies’ Websites has introduced extremely valuable changes to the Commission proposal. These will benefit the majority of citizens across the EU and will boost the web-developing European marketplace, giving a perfect example of how a piece of legislation can contribute to inclusive growth in the digital field.
Unfortunately, the Council is lagging behind and has not started the negotiations on this important piece of legislation yet. For this reason, the undersigned organizations call on all Member States, and especially the Greek Presidency, to prioritize this dossier and endorse the Parliament’s position.