European Commision. Public consultation with a view to a European Accessibility Act

Date: 29/02/2012

Objective of the consultation

The Commission is reflecting on the development of a European Accessibility Act containing measures to improve the accessibility of goods and services in the European market. This consultation is part of the preparatory data collection that will underpin the assessment of the impact of the measures.

Target group(s)

All citizens, including persons  with disabilities and older people, enterprises and organisations of public and private sector as well as civil society in EU Member States, EFTA/EEA and candidate countries.

Period of consultation

  • Opening date: 12 December 2011
  • Closing date: 29 February 2012

How to submit your contribution?

The consultation is published on the Commission consultation website “Your Voice in Europe”. The consultation site is accessible and follows web accessibility standards.

Response to the consultation can be submitted online by clicking here.

The questionnaire is available in English. The questionnaire is also available in document format and can be requested for reasons of accessibility.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Public consultation with a view to a European Accessibility Act – background document pdf - 35 KB [35 KB] .

Contact details

  • Responsible unit: “Rights of persons with disabilities”, Directorate-General Justice, European Commission
  • E-mail:
  • Postal address: Directorate-General Justice, European Commission, rue Luxembourg 46 01/13, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium.

Results of consultation and next steps

A report summarising the main outcomes of the public consultation will be included among the documents accompanying the eventual European Accessibility Act.

Data protection

The policy on “protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions” is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001  of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

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