The âMeAC – Measuring Progress of eAccessibility in Europeâ study was implemented as part of the follow-up to the European Commissionâs Communication on eAccessibility of 2005. For the first time, this study has provided a comprehensive benchmarking of the eAccessibility situation in the EU Member States and three non-European comparison countries. The data set generated for this purpose represents by far the largest and most representative information on eAccessibility that has been available to date.
If you are interested in learning more about how this data has been collected, please see our approach and methods.
All in all, the results of MeAC show that, whilst some progress towards eAccessibility can be detected in Europe, this has not been enough and
- people with disabilities in Europe continue to be confronted with many barriers to ICT usage (eAccessibility deficit),
- the eAccessibility situation across Europe as a whole compares very unfavourably with that in Australia, Canada and the USA (eAccessibility gap),
- the situation across Europe shows many âwhite spacesâ or areas of uneven attention (eAccessibility patchwork).