The Business Accessibility Forum (BAF) is a partnership initiative of the Visible Foundation, Santander Bank Polska, Allegro, Microsoft Polska and Orange Polska. The Forum will provide a platform for discussion and experience sharing to better respond to the obligations of the European Accessibility Act.
By June 2022, Poland is obliged to develop and adopt new legislation on the accessibility of goods and services of commercial entities, imposed on all EU member states by the European Accessibility Act (EAA). It extends the obligations to bring products and services up to accessibility standards into a wide range of business areas, such as banking, transport, telecommunications, e-commerce, audio-visual services, e-books, emergency communications, the market surveillance system and the digital area.
The aim of the BAF is to collaborate and inspire each other in developing and promoting best standards and good practices in accessing services offered via the internet for people with individual needs, including related education. In addition to the founding organisations, BAF members will include leaders from the various market sectors covered by the EAA.