NEWS published on 30 Jun 2019

EU Accessibility Act enters into force

The EUAA sets out accessibility requirements for certain products and services, including those providing access to audiovisual media services and programmes, focusing on the infrastructure or the means by which audiovisual content is accessed.

The EUAA is, in that sense, complementary to the Audio Visual Media Services Directive, which regulates the accessibility features of audiovisual content (e.g. subtitles, audio-description).

Noel Curran, Director General of the EBU, commented: “This is a positive and inclusive Directive. It meets the EBU policy objectives to make accessible programmes available on all relevant devices and interfaces, and to allow all audiences to find them easily.”

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