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Other Acts P8_TA-PROV(2017)0474 (29/11/2017)

Type: Acts of the European Union: The European Parliament Resolution on implementation of the European Disability Strategy

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 11/29/2017

Subject: The European Parliament reminds the Commission of its obligation to mainstream disability and develop and promote accessibility in all policy areas in both public and private sectors, and recommends setting up units with expertise in accessibility within the hierarchy of the Commission to verify that this duty is being accomplished; the Parliament calls on the Member States to fully implement and continuously monitor all accessibility-related legislation, including the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, the Telecoms Package and the Web Accessibility Directive, as well as the relevant transport and passengers’ rights regulations; it calls for the EU, in this context, to coordinate and monitor the implementation; it welcomes the EU Disability Card project; it considers that the European Institute for Gender Equality should provide guidance at European and Member State level concerning the specific situation of women and girls with disabilities, and should play an active role in advocacy work to secure equal rights and combat discrimination; it is alarmed by existing data on discrimination and abuse of persons with disabilities; it encourages the adoption of positive discrimination measures, including the adoption of minimum percentages for the employment of persons with disabilities in the public and private sectors; it is concerned that many children with disabilities remain excluded from quality inclusive education in different EU Member States as a result of, for example, segregation policies, as well as of architectural barriers, which constitute a form of discrimination against children and young persons; it Calls on the Commission to ensure eHealth, health and care services are fully accessible and safe to use for all persons with disabilities, including those who have intellectual disabilities and complex needs, and their family members

Classification: Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 23 Equality between men and women - Art. 24 Children’s rights - Art. 26 Rights of the disabled

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