pdf 1985 ECA History (part 1) Popular
"... In 1985 the Bureau for Action in Favour of Disabled People (the present Unit Integration of the disabled of DGV) published a study and working document about the state of the art of accessibility in the EC-member-states. It described the situation, both in member-states legislation and in practice, similarities and differences. One of the recommendations was that a greater degree of consensus and a more common approach should be achieved within the EC on the universal aspects of access. A prime requirement for making sure that access is fostered in a systematic and purposeful way is to have an agreed policy, formulated on the same lines in all member states..."