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How accessibility in the cloud could redefine European citizenship

"Implementing new rules in public procurement is key to progressing accessibility in ICT, including cloud computing. The EU created an accessibility standard to help public administrations integrate accessibility in their procurement policies. It proposes a series of requirements that can be applied to a wide array of technologies used to deliver public services ranging from mobile apps to websites. Implementing the standard is a relatively easy fix for many of Europe’s problems in completing the Digital Single Market. If Europe’s aim is to create borderless services and cloud capabilities, common rules for public procurement represent one of the building blocks of an integrated Digital Single Market. The current standards should stand alongside strengthened privacy and security requirements and together enhance trust in the culture, law and politics of the Internet."

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