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, EDF, Age Platform Europe and ANEC call on all Member States, and especially the Greek Presidency, to prioritize this dossier and endorse the Parliament’s position.

It is high time

Less than one-third of public websites are accessible in Europe. 80 million Europeans with disabilities, 150 million aged over 50, and many citizens without high ICT skills would benefit from this legislation. Those millions of citizens have waited long enough.

- Find out more on EDF website

Last modified on February 28 2014.