Move to make products more easily available to elderly and those with disability

A Midlands North-West MEP has welcomed new measures, backed by MEPs, to make products more accessible.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg approved the move this week, which is aimed at those living with a disability and the elderly

Key products and services will now have to be designed so they are accessible to everyone.

Smartphones, ticketing machines, banking and transport services have to become more accessible.

The Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness says it’s important consumers are aware of the changes: