Monitoring eAccessibility - dynamic report

Benchmarking reports Level of accessibility of Assistive Technologies (AT) in comparison with AT environment accessibility policy, ICT development index and public expenditures on social benefits


The variables considered in this report are:

  • Accessibility of Assistive Technologies.
  • Assistive technologies environment accessibility policy.
  • ICT Development Index
  • Public expenditures on social benefits.

The underlying hypotheses are:

  • The higher the level of implementation of the assistive technology accessibility policy, the more positive the accessibility degree of assistive technologies is expected to be.
  • The existence of a high level of ICT development (ICT Development Index) positively influences the accessibility level of assistive technologies.
  • The level of public spending on social benefits positively affects the accessibility degree of assistive technologies.


At the aggregate level (all countries, EU countries, non-EU countries), the icons show the trend of the correlation between the variables analyzed in the countries in each group. Since the data (sample) for the aggregate levels are low for statistical calculations, 17 for all countries, 13 for EU countries and 4 for non-EU countries, the correlation is not statistically significant, so the results show a merely indicative correlation:

  • Positive correlationPositive correlation (correlation coefficient greater than +0,33)
  • No correlationNo correlation (correlation coefficient between -0.33 and +0,33), and
  • Negative correlationNegative correlation (correlation coefficient less than -0.33).

European Union flagMonitoring eAccessibility in Europe is a study led by Technosite in partnership with NOVA and CNIPA, in collaboration with I2BC, The Blanck Group and CDLP-NUI, for the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Unit H.3 'ICT for inclusion'. The views expressed in the study do not reflect the official position of the European Commission.