EASPD answers the Accessibility Act consultation

In previous posts, answers to the European Accessibility Act Consultation were presented from two Disabled Persons Organizations, the RNIB and EDF.

""This post shares the answer to the consultation by the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) in order to provide another perspective on the issue of European accessibility policy.

EASPD, represents 10,000 service providers in Europe. Their contribution to the European Accessibility Act consultation consisted of four key messages reprinted here:

  • To be effective the European Accessibility Act should be legally binding, with real force and sanctions
  • The Act should take a holistic approach covering all aspects of life, and not only access to goods and services
  • The Act must apply to all people with disabilities, including people with intellectual disabilities and people with high support needs.
  • The Act should build in mechanisms for monitoring and specialist support and involvement by all stakeholders, including social service providers. A legal framework is not sufficient by itself.

Please read the press release for more information on EASPD’s answer to the EAA consultation.

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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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