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Get Ready for the European Accessibility Act

[Note: This blog summarizes the key points of our recent webinar, The Clock Is Ticking: How To Get Ready for the European Accessibility Act. For a full accounting of the topic, please access the webinar.]

The European Accessibility Act (EAA) impacts private-sector companies doing business in EU member states, regardless of where they are headquartered. These organizations will face legally-binding accessibility legislation. Like GDPR, it applies to any company creating software, digital services and hardware that are sold or used in the EU, which means its impact will be global.

The deadline to comply with the EAA is June 28, 2025. While this may sound like a long time, companies need to start preparing now. This timeframe was not chosen arbitrarily and reflects the complexity involved in implementing the new requirements. By comparison, companies were only given two years to prepare for GDPR.

Applause recently ran a webinar with two experts on digital accessibility, Antonio Ferreira, Founder of DEO Software and Accessibility Consulting and Julia Zacharias, SVP Strategic Accounts & Digital Accessibility, Europe at Applause. They covered what digital product [...]

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