RNIB answers the Accessibility Act consultation

""In the EU, perhaps the most critical piece of legislation impacting the regional development of E-Accessibility, the European Accessibility Act is expected to emerge in 2012. The EAA has been working its way through the EU since 2008. The intent of the proposed act is to harmonise the European market for accessible goods and services through social regulation and the promotion of Universal Design. In the consultation document for the EAA, the EC recognized the low levels of accessibility outcomes and compliance with national policies. In February the European Commission closed the public consultation for the EAA. Disabled persons organizations, academics, persons with and without disabilities, professional organizations, and advocates throughout Europe responded. Notable among these contributions were the responses from the Royal National Institute of Blind People and the European Disability Forum .

Read more on the RNIB and EDFresponses.

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About G. Anthony Giannoumis

Giannoumis is a Temple University College of Health Professions M.P.H. graduate. He was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship with the Norwegian Social Research Institute (NOVA) and is currently researching the monitoring, implementation, and enforcement of eAccessibility law and policy at the EU Member State level. He is also conducting international health research with The Guru Charitable Foundation, and World Hope Inc. In addition he has conducted research in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Program Office for Public Health Law Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and The Pennsylvania State University. His research experience includes eAccessibility and eInclusion policy, stress and dementia caregivers, international health services, international health and public policy, knowledge translation, health care workforce and education policy, and U.S. public health law. Giannoumis has previously worked for Temple University Beasley School of Law, Citigroup and The Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. He has also worked on projects related to social media and public health, cancer disparities, and nursing accreditation. Giannoumis received his B.S. in business from Shepherd University.

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