The European Accessibility Act (EAA)

Digital accessibility by law from 2025
Are you already prepared?

The European Accessibility Act (EAA), among other things, requires many companies to be digitally accessible by 2025. Currently, 1 billion people can't use your website properly because of a disability! Find out what the European Accessibility Act entails and how you can use it to your advantage here.

 

We offer customized solutions to prepare your web content for the Barrier-Free Strengthening Act (BFSG).

The European Accessibility Act (EAA)

Digital accessibility by law from 2025
Are you already prepared?

The European Accessibility Act (EAA) obliges many companies, among others, to be digitally accessible by 2025. Accessibility not only brings you new customers, but also legal protection! Find out here what the European Accessibility Act includes and how you can use it to your advantage.


We offer customized solutions to prepare your web content for the Barrier-Free Strengthening Act (BFSG).

Installation of the software in a few minutes

Easily test compliance with upcoming legislation

Automatic error detection with solution suggestion

Perfectly prepared for the BFSG

These companies are already prepared by our service, when will you be?

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OXID eShop

"Solutions from the digital accessibility specialist Eye-Able[1] are already available in the OXID e-commerce platform. This means that thousands of online stores can use solutions for visual, motor and cognitive impairments as well as for older people around two years before the Barrier Freedom Strengthening Act (BFSG) comes into force. Eye-Able , as a leading provider in this area, is a new partner of OXID."

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FC St. Pauli, German Bundesliga

"As part of the "Klartext" project, FC St. Pauli is taking the next important step. With the assistance software Eye Able, our homepage will be technically customizable by our visitors* in the future."

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The European Accessibility Act (EAA).
What is required here?

The European Accessibility Act (EAA), obliges member states to make online commerce accessible for consumers. It mainly concerns products and services that are most important for people with disabilities and for which different requirements most likely apply in the EU countries.

In Germany, this provision is implemented in the Barrier-Free Act (Barrierefreiheitsstärkungsgesetz, BFSG). 

The European Accessibility Act (EAA) must be implemented in national legislation by all EU countries by June 28, 2025.

How your business benefits from digital accessibility

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✔️ Achieve a wider reach

✔️ Compliance avoids penalties

✔️ Benefit from a positive image

✔️ Adapting web pages retrospectively is cost-intensive

Barrier-free Strengthening Act (BFSG)

The Barrier-Free Act (Barrierefreiheitsstärkungsgesetz, BFSG) is the implementation of the European Accessibility Act's in Germany. The Act promotes the equal and non-discriminatory participation of people with disabilities, limitations and older people.

What is in the Accessibility Strengthening Act?

The law sets out specific provisions to promote equality and accessibility when it comes to products and services. This includes, for example, the obligation to create barrier-free access, the provision of barrier-free information and means of communication, the adaptation of workplaces and services, and the promotion of the participation of people with disabilities in all areas of society.

Non-compliance with the law can result in fines of up to 100,000 euros, depending on the administrative offense.

Free website check according to WCAG

Together for an accessible Internet - that's what we stand for. Every person should be able to enjoy the online world to the fullest, regardless of any physical or technical limitations. For this reason, we offer a free WCAG quick test for your website. Simply enter your information in the form on the right. You will then automatically receive your test report in PDF form via e-mail.

Our software services will best prepare you for the upcoming Barrier-Free Strengthening Laws.

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Eye-Able® Audit

✔️ Independently check the status of accessibility

✔️ Display and list number of problems live

✔️ Recommendations for action

✔️ No prior knowledge required, problem is marked directly

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Eye-Able® Report

✔️ Scans entire system for WCAG compliance

✔️ Overview of all problems

✔️ Sorting by category and severity

✔️ Simple representation over time and diagrams

What does accessibility mean anyway?

In the Disability Equality Act (BGG), which came into force back in 2002, accessibility is defined as follows:

"Structural and other facilities, means of transportation, technical commodities, information processing systems, acoustic and visual sources of information and communication facilities, as well as other designed areas of life are barrier-free if they can be found, accessed, and used by persons with disabilities in the generally accepted manner, without particular difficulty, and generally without outside assistance..."

So, according to this law, people with disabilities should be able to use everything in the same way and independently as any person without a disability can.

Absolute necessity for people with disabilities

Around 1 billion people worldwide have a disability. Of these, 215 million are visually impaired and therefore have major problems with website usability. It is no longer enough just to make buildings accessible; inclusion must also be practiced on the Internet. All people should be able to participate equally in digital media.

Which is why you should take action now:

1.

Increase your reach:

You improve the user experience for all users, reaching more people and generating more revenue.

2.

Legal compliance:

Avoid unnecessary fines of up to 100,000 euros by complying with the European Accessibility Act.

3.

Inclusion internally and externally:

Show your employees and customers that digital accessibility is a reality throughout your company.

4.

Save costs:

Making websites accessible after the fact can be costly and time-consuming. Avoid high bounce rates.

This is how the Eye-Able® team supports you on your journey to digital accessibility

1

Book a consultation without obligation. You will be contacted at your preferred date after you have filled out the form.

2

Our experts evaluate your current accessibility status and show you possible areas for improvement.

3

We will provide you with an individual offer and a test license of our software solutions. Our service team supports you during the first integration steps.

4

You are well prepared and pave the way to digital inclusion for your company. Our accessibility service helps you do just that.

Download information material

In our info pack you will find comprehensive information, practical tips and hints that will help you to make your digital content accessible to a wide range of users.

Best of all, we're giving you this whitepaper for free! All you have to do is fill out the form below. You will then be automatically redirected to the whitepaper.