European Parliament votes for AccessibleEU centre
A report outlining the Parliament’s position concerning the AccessibleEU centre was voted on by the Internal Market and Consumer protection committee led by the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Katrin Langensiepen, and it was adopted by 43 MEPs in favour and 1 abstention. The center is to be created in 2022 with the aim to support the implementation of EU accessibility legislation by facilitating access to relevant knowledge and resources.
This report further details the MEPs expectation of the commission and Member States to set up in order to have a positive impact on 100 million persons with disabilities.
Furthermore, the Parliament calls on Member States ‘to establish national accessibility hubs, which could consist of contact points and mirror groups of experts to work hand in hand with the AccessibleEU centre on implementing, monitoring and enforcing accessibility legislation.’