European Accessibility Act – A Guide to Compliance

September 2023
Region: Europe
Companies have until 28 June 2025 to comply with the European Accessibility Act (EAA). Additionally, for services placed on the market and contracts entered into before 28 June 2025 there will be an additional transition period of five years (ending on 28 June 2030), during which service providers do not need to comply with the accessibility requirements of the EAA for such preexisting services and contracts. While this may sound like a long time, companies may need to start preparing now. The EU legislature deliberately chose to give companies time to put in place measures aimed at ensuring compliance, given the complexity of the new regulations. This short guide is intended to assist companies in understanding their requirements and meeting this deadline, thus avoiding enforcement action. It also compares the EAA with equivalent legislation in the UK.