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ACT position on European Accessibility Act

Position Papers, published on 09 November 2016 Download document

Accessibility of AV services and consumer related equipment should be dealt within the AVMS-D REFIT exercise. ACT considers that the “gradual” approach adopted under the AVMS directive strikes the right balance between commercial broadcasters’ long standing commitment to helping and supporting disabled customers and the on-going economic viability of AV digital services. As such, and with the current review of the AVMS-D allowing, we call for provisions on AV service providers to be tackled via Article 7 of the AVMS-D to keep a coherent legislative approach and factor in the specificities of the sector.