The big directive for services and products
It's not that new. I know. But since I haven't covered it in any newsletter so far I just have to write a little about it. I will most likely mention it again.
What is it? It's the EU directive 2019/882 on the accessibility requirements for products and services. Yes, there were another directive on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications. This is NOT that one.
What's the difference between the two? The so-called web directive was for websites and mobile applications and it was mainly for the public sector. This directive covers a lot more. It's both physical and digital. It covers things like e-commerce, trains, banks and e-books. And it will regulate both the public and the private sector. Finally something for the private sector, right? Right!
I hope that I will be able to link to better resources in the future. Because yes, I understand that not everyone is up for reading forty plus pages of EU directive.