Proposal for a Directive of the EP and Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services

1. This Directive aims to harmonise existing laws, regulations and administrative provisions of Member States regarding accessibility requirements of certain products and services. The products covered include:
• General purpose computer hardware and operating systems;
• Self-service terminals (Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), ticketing machines, check-in machines);
• Consumer terminal equipment (with advanced computing capability) related to telephony services and audio-visual media services.

2. The services covered include:
• Telephony services and audio-visual media services;
• Air, bus, rail and waterborne passenger transport services;
• Banking services;
• e-books;
• e-commerce.

3. There are also provisions on public procurement and European Structural Funds in relation to these goods and services.

Topic  Internal Market 
Department  DBEIS 
Council Reference  14799/15 
COM Reference  COM(15)615 
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Associated file(s)


  1. 13 February 2019 Henley - Boswell - 137 KB - pdf
  2. 13 February 2019 Henley - Cash - 140 KB - pdf
  3. 17 December 2016 Neville Rolfe-Cash attachment - 62 KB - docx
  4. 17 December 2016 Neville-Rolfe - Cash - 138 KB - pdf
  5. 17 July 2018 Henley - Boswell - 174 KB - pdf
  6. 17 July 2018 Henley-Cash - 175 KB - pdf
  7. 18 October 2018 Henley - Cash - 44 KB - pdf
  8. 18 October 2018 Henley-Boswell - 98 KB - pdf
  9. 19 April 2017 Prior-Boswell - 75 KB - docx
  10. 19 April 2017 Prior-Cash - 71 KB - docx
  11. 19 December 2017 Henley-Boswell - 73 KB - docx
  12. 19 December 2017 Henley-Cash - 72 KB - docx
  13. 19 December 2017 Henley-Cash attachment - 195 KB - docx
  14. 20 April 2017 Norman-Boswell - 280 KB - pdf
  15. 20 April 2017 Norman-Cash - 280 KB - pdf
  16. 26 September 2017 Harrington-Boswell - 24 KB - docx
  17. 26 September 2017 Harrington-Cash - 24 KB - docx
  18. 3 July 2019 Henley - Cash - 130 KB - pdf
  19. 4 May 2016 Neville Rolfe-Boswell - 91 KB - pdf
  20. 4 May 2016 Neville Rolfe-Cash - 99 KB - pdf
  21. 5 July 2017 Prior-Boswell - 108 KB - pdf
  22. 5 July 2017 Prior-Chair ESC - 108 KB - pdf
  23. 8 February 2017 Prior-Boswell - 96 KB - PDF
  24. 8 February 2017 Prior-Boswell attachment - 63 KB - docx
  25. 8 November 2017 Henley-Boswell - 70 KB - docx
  26. 8 November 2017 Henley-Cash - 69 KB - docx
  27. 9 November 2016 Neville-Rolfe - Boswell - 128 KB - pdf
  28. Document 14799/15 - 609 KB - pdf
  29. Document 14799/15 Add 1 - 327 KB - pdf
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  36. Document 14799/15 Add 8 - 170 KB - pdf
  37. EM 14799/15 - 92 KB - pdf

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