Reports and studies :: Assessment of the Status of eAccessibility in Europe
4 December 2008
Only limited progress can be detected towards eAccessibility in Europe. This was the main result of the "Measuring progress of eAccessibility in Europe" (MeAC) study, first published in October 2007 and commissioned as part of the follow-up to the European Commission’s Communication on eAccessibility of 2005.
The "Measuring progress of eAccessibility in Europe" (MeAC) study was launched as part of the follow-up to the European Commission’s Communication on eAccessibility of 2005. This Communication highlighted the need for improving access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by people with disabilities. It also announced that a follow-up on the eAccessibility situation would be made two years after the Communication, at which time the Commission may consider additional measures.
The report supported that follow-up, providing the results of an extensive benchmarking exercise and analysis on the status and progress of eAccessibility in Europe.
A follow up report was published in 2008 (see below).
Overall, the results showed that there was only limited progress towards eAccessibility detected in Europe, and further EU-level measures needed to be considered to stimulate progress in eAccessibility. Three key findings underpinned this conclusion:
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