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Website accessibility and the European Union: citizenship, procurement and the proposed Accessibility Act

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Website accessibility and the European Union : citizenship, procurement and the proposed Accessibility Act. / Easton, Catherine.

In: International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, Vol. 27, No. 1-2, 21.03.2013, p. 187-199.

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Easton, Catherine. / Website accessibility and the European Union : citizenship, procurement and the proposed Accessibility Act. In: International Review of Law, Computers and Technology. 2013 ; Vol. 27, No. 1-2. pp. 187-199.

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