Two days ago we told you about the international initiatives to include the rights of persons with disabilities into the universal sustainable development goals. The implementation of these initiatives is highly dependent on a strong political will, including at the regional level. Recently the European Union demonstrated such will.
As a result, the most important products and services (from telephony to transport) will now have to be accessible from the start. This act will be especially useful for small businesses to take advantage of an EU market with one single set of requirements related accessibility, and will help to spread many of the small projects that we featured in our best practices during the past 4 years. And it will also stimulate innovation since requirements for accessibility will be a prerequisite to get EU funds.
And here are more examples of practices that could benefit from this EU regulation: