Disability, Social media and Public Law 

For people with a disability, media content and social media applications provide extra barriers: media devices needed to have appropriate assistive technologies which can make the content accessible. During the public health emergency surrounding the COVID-19, these barriers have grown.
The European commission recently adopted the strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities 2021-2030, which aims to establish the goals of the European countries as regards their commitment to improve the life of this category of vulnerable individuals.
The purpose of this contribution is to analyse the evolution of European and Italian public law in the protection of persons with disabilities’ social rights, exploring also current efforts to address disability discrimination.