Almost one in six people in the EU aged 15 and over lives with some kind of disability. As the population ages, this number is expected to rise significantly.
The Commission's European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, adopted in 2010, provides guidance for implementing the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), to which the EU is a party.
Key products and services, such as smartphones, ATMs, ticketing machines and banking services, will be made more accessible to people with disabilities. 80 million people in the EU live with a disability.