After its review by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities last summer, the European Union has been urged to adopt the European Accessibility Act (EAA) within 12 months.
Tomorrow, on 3 December, we will celebrate the European Day of Persons with Disabilities. The European Commission chose this important occasion to publish a long-awaited piece of legislation: the European Accessibility Act (EAA).
Today, we are proud. Legal capacity and the violations of the rights of people with intellectual disabilities topped the agenda of the Constructive Dialogue led by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on 27-28 August in Geneva.
It is almost ironic. While the European Commission is busy developing and preparing for the imminent release of the draft European Accessibility Act and the Non-Discrimination Directive, the institution is breaking the very rules it is working so hard to see adopted and implemented.