MEPs stressed that all websites managed by public sector bodies would have to be made accessible to everyone, including the elderly and the disabled. According to reports, over 167 million EU citizens have difficulty in accessing public websites to use online public services.

As rapporteur Jorgo Chatzimarkakis (ALDE, DE) stated: "In our increasingly digital world, accessibility is very much a human right. All people are entitled to use the Internet in order to exercise their fundamental right...

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