Explanatory memorandum context of the proposal


CHAPTER II ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND FREE MOVEMENT



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CHAPTER II

ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND FREE MOVEMENT

Article 3

Accessibility requirements

1. Member States shall ensure that the products and services referred to in Article 1(1) and 1(2) comply with the accessibility requirements set out in Annex I in accordance with paragraphs 2 to 9 of this Article.

2. General purpose computer hardware and operating systems shall comply with the requirements set out in Section I of Annex I.

3. The following self-service terminals: Automatic Teller Machines, ticketing machines and check-in machines shall comply with the requirements set out in Section II of Annex I.

4. Telephony services, including emergency services and the related consumer terminal equipment with advanced computing capability, shall comply with the requirements set out in Section III of Annex I.

5. Audiovisual media services and the related consumer equipment with advanced computing capability shall comply with the requirements set out in Section IV of Annex I.

6. Air, bus, rail and waterborne passenger transport services, the websites, the mobile device-based services, smart ticketing and real-time information and Self-service terminals, ticketing machines and check-in machines used for provision of passenger transport services shall comply with the corresponding requirements set out in Section V of Annex I.

7. Banking services, the websites, the mobile device-based banking services, self-service terminals, including Automatic Teller machines used for provision of banking services shall comply with the requirements set out in Section VI of Annex I.

8. E-books shall comply with the requirements set out in Section VII of Annex I.

9. E-commerce shall comply with the requirements set out in Section VIII of Annex I.

10. Member States may decide, in the light of national conditions, that the built environment used by clients of passenger transport services including the environment that is managed by service providers and by infrastructure operators as well as the built environment used by clients of banking services, and customer services centres and shops under the scope of telephony operators shall comply with the accessibility requirements of Annex I, section X, in order to maximise their use by persons with functional limitations, including persons with disabilities.

Article 4

Free movement

Member States shall not impede the making available on the market in their territory of products and services that comply with this Directive for reasons related to accessibility requirements.






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