EBU / European Blind Union

EBU / European Blind Union The voice of blind and partially sighted people in Europe. EBU is a non-governmental, non profit-making European organization founded in 1984.

One of the six regional bodies of the World Blind Union, it is the only organization representing the interests of blind and partially-sighted people in Europe.

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Our latest Focus Newsletter, on the European Disability Card, has been published on our site!http://www.euroblind.org/pu...
22/06/2021
Newsletter | European Blind Union

Our latest Focus Newsletter, on the European Disability Card, has been published on our site!
http://www.euroblind.org/publications-and-resources/newsletter

From January 2018 EBU will publish two kinds of newsletter, a monthly members newsletter, and a three-monthly EBU Focus which will be an in-depth look at a specific topic. Archives of previous EBU newsletters are also available. All newsletters are produced and translated thanks to the financial sup...

The 31st number of the EBU Access Cast is out now! The last episode before the summer break (21/06/2021) includes a Spec...
22/06/2021
EBU Access Cast: Ebu Access Cast 31

The 31st number of the EBU Access Cast is out now!
The last episode before the summer break (21/06/2021) includes a Special interview for you about Navilense, and all the usual gadget and technology updates. Enjoy listening and have a great summer!
https://ebuaccesscast.libsyn.com/ebu-access-cast-31

It is almost summer, but we are not giving up, in fact we came to the of the Ebu Access Cast, and boy we found many different topics to discuss. However if you think that you herd anything, no no you didn't because we have a Special interview for you about Navilense which you can hear towards the en...

From our Friends at WBU! #BlindUnion
08/06/2021
Registration Form | World Blindness Summit

From our Friends at WBU! #BlindUnion

The registration period for the WBS Madrid 2021 is now open. The largest international gathering of people who are blind or have low vision, working to build together a better future.

27/05/2021

Covid-19: current challenges and future perspectives from #BlindUnion

We are with our friends at #BlindUnion on this!
20/05/2021
Home - GAAD

We are with our friends at #BlindUnion on this!

Thursday, May 20 2021 marks the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

World Youth Blindness Summit from #BlindUnionSaturday 26 June 2021 16.00-18.00 Madrid Time (MT) 14.00-16.00 GMTAs part o...
20/05/2021
Program

World Youth Blindness Summit from #BlindUnion
Saturday 26 June 2021 16.00-18.00 Madrid Time (MT) 14.00-16.00 GMT
As part of the WBU/ICEVI World Blindness summit, from 28.06.2021 to 30.06.2021, we would like to draw your attention to the Youth Summit. This meeting will provide a meeting point for future blind and low vision leaders. An opportunity for youth people to share initiatives, ideas and get to know each other in these challenging times.
Languages: English, French and Spanish.
https://www.worldblindnesssummit.com/en/schedule/program

World Blindness Summit: What it means to be blind and visually impaired Host: ONCE, Spain World Blindness Summit Program 2021 Note; all times are in GMT and as per the Madrid time zone, we encourage people to check their local time.

World Blindness Summit from #BlindUnion
17/05/2021
Registration Form | World Blindness Summit

World Blindness Summit from #BlindUnion

The registration period for the WBS Madrid 2021 is now open. The largest international gathering of people who are blind or have low vision, working to build together a better future.

NEW ! EBU accessible health care awareness raising video.Today we are launching a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
11/05/2021
EBU Right to Accessible Healthcare

NEW ! EBU accessible health care awareness raising video.
Today we are launching a video,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEqaBC2QmcE
focusing on the right for accessible healthcare for blind and partially sighted persons, based on article 25 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It’s the first of a series of 10. The video is now available in 9 other languages! More information about the activities of this campaign can be found on the EBU website.
http://www.euroblind.org/awareness-raising-blind-and-partially-sighted-persons-rights
This series of videos is part of a bigger European campaign led by EBU and supported by the European Commission to raise awareness of blind and partially-sighted persons rights. The campaign is based on the UN CRPD and involves altogether 10 EBU member organisations.

Awareness-raising video about European Blind Union's (EBU) requirements for the Right to Accessible Healthcare, according to Sustainable Development Goal (SD...

From #liguebraille our member in Belgium!
11/05/2021

From #liguebraille our member in Belgium!

Disability traineeships at the European Agency for Fundamental RightsThis traineeship scheme is addressed mainly to rece...
05/05/2021
Disability traineeship

Disability traineeships at the European Agency for Fundamental Rights
This traineeship scheme is addressed mainly to recent university graduates with a recognised disability, without excluding those who – in the framework of lifelong learning - are at the beginning of a new professional career.
https://fra.europa.eu/en/about-fra/recruitment/disability-traineeship

This traineeship scheme is addressed mainly to recent university graduates with a recognised disability, without excluding those who – in the framework of lifelong learning - are at the beginning of a new professional career.

The 30th number of the EBU Access Cast is available!https://ebuaccesscast.libsyn.com/ebu-access-cast-30Welcome back to t...
05/05/2021
EBU Access Cast: Ebu Access Cast 30

The 30th number of the EBU Access Cast is available!
https://ebuaccesscast.libsyn.com/ebu-access-cast-30
Welcome back to the 30th episode of the EBU Access Cast, the big THREE ZERO! In a great new development, the team has made it possible for all episodes to be accessible via a dedicated youtube channel!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi_2rkvtg7lrs3mHz1w8qcg/videos
In this episode, Hlynur makes his debut as a lead host, joined by the always charming Tanja, Mario and Pawel. We covered a lot of current issues... everything from binaural recordings of a volcano in Iceland to an audio version of an IKEA catalogue and much more!

Welcome back to the 30th episode of the Ebu Access Cast, the big THREE ZERO! In this episode, Hlynur makes his debut as a lead host, joined by the always charming Tanja, Mario and Pawel. We covered a lot of current issues... everything from binaural recordings of a volcano in Iceland to an audio ver...

For the coming 10 years: The European Commission releases its Disability Rights StrategyThe adoption of the EU Disabilit...
04/03/2021
For the coming 10 years: The European Commission releases its Disability Rights Strategy | European Blind Union

For the coming 10 years: The European Commission releases its Disability Rights Strategy

The adoption of the EU Disability Rights Strategy comes after a process of extensive consultations with disabled persons’ organisations throughout 2020, and the European Blind Union is content that the motto “nothing about us without us” has translated well into reality on this occasion.
http://www.euroblind.org/coming-10-years-european-commission-releases-its-disability-rights-strategy

The adoption of the EU Disability Rights Strategy comes after a process of extensive consultations with disabled persons’ organisations throughout 2020, and the European Blind Union is content that the motto “nothing about us without us” has translated well into reality on this occasion.

The New EBU Focus Newsletter 'Acoustic Systems for Information and Navigation' is now available in English -http://www.e...
15/02/2021
Acoustic Systems for Information and Navigation. | European Blind Union

The New EBU Focus Newsletter 'Acoustic Systems for Information and Navigation' is now available in
English -http://www.euroblind.org/newsletter/ebu-focus-english/2021/february/en
French http://www.euroblind.org/newsletter/ebu-focus-french/2021/february/fr
German http://www.euroblind.org/newsletter/ebu-focus-german/2021/february/de
and Spanish http://www.euroblind.org/newsletter/ebu-focus-spanish/2021/february/es

The above mentioned Webinars for Acoustic Systems for Information and Navigation , held on the 10, 18 and 27 November 2020, brought together a wide variety of experts – both from Institutions within the EBU, but also developers from an organization for the visually impaired, as well as manufacture...

Good news from our friends at EDF!
03/02/2021
European Disability Forum and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship 2021

Good news from our friends at EDF!

Deadline: 31 March 2021 The European Disability Forum (EDF) and Oracle have launched the fifth edition of its scholarship for students with disabilities studying in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, User Experience, or related fields enrolled at a EU university for the academic ye...

Welcome to the first EBU Access Cast of 2021!The number includes comments and advice on the latest gadgets, including Pa...
02/02/2021
Welcome to the first EBU Access Cast of 2021! | European Blind Union

Welcome to the first EBU Access Cast of 2021!

The number includes comments and advice on the latest gadgets, including Pawel speaking about an unusual invention; a music pillow!
http://www.euroblind.org/welcome-first-ebu-access-cast-2021

Welcome to the first EBU Access Cast of 2021! The number includes comments and advice on the latest gadgets, including Pawel speaking about an unusual invention; a music pillow! Also mentioned are fixes, updates and new developments for various apps, and there is a discussion about facebook's new al...

The European Union ratified #CRPD 10 years ago. Over the last decade, we have seen new rights come into force for person...
25/01/2021
10th year anniversary of the CRPD in the EU and 10 reasons why we still need the Convention

The European Union ratified #CRPD 10 years ago. Over the last decade, we have seen new rights come into force for persons with disabilities at international, #EU & national level.

Ten years on from the coming into force of the CRPD at the EU we explore what kind of progress has bee made, and what remains to be done. 10 years ago the United Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) came into force at the European Union (EU) level. The EU is...

Take the International Disability Alliance (IDA) global Survey on COVID-19, launched before the holidays. The Survey is ...
20/01/2021
IDA Survey on Experience of Persons with Disabilities Adapting to COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Take the International Disability Alliance (IDA) global Survey on COVID-19, launched before the holidays. The Survey is now available in all languages planned including International Sign, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Serbian and Creole. All links and more information about the survey is available here:

https://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/covid19-survey

To hold governments accountable toward disability movement and with the support of the United Nations Partnership for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN PRPD), we have launched IDA survey on Experience of Persons with Disabilities Adapting to COVID-19 Global Pandemic, and invite all persons...

Subscribe to the EBU Focus newsletter!Our Focus newsletters, produced on a regular basis, take an in-depth look at a top...
13/01/2021
Subscription | European Blind Union

Subscribe to the EBU Focus newsletter!
Our Focus newsletters, produced on a regular basis, take an in-depth look at a topic of key interest to the blind and partially sighted community. Choose your preferred language version and sign up to receive EBU Focus!
http://www.euroblind.org/publications-and-resources/newsletter/signup

Please use this form to subscribe to the three-monthly EBU Focus newsletter. Your subscription will take effect from the next edition to be sent. We hope you enjoy reading EBU Focus.

04/01/2021

On #WorldBrailleDay, EBU and the World Blind Union
challenges countries worldwide to ratify the Marrakesh treaty to promote global #accessibility.

The last EBU Access cast of 2020 is now available, this edition includes a new participant, Hlynur Þór Agnarsson from Ic...
14/12/2020
The EBU Access Cast | European Blind Union

The last EBU Access cast of 2020 is now available, this edition includes a new participant, Hlynur Þór Agnarsson from Iceland.

The team looks at lots of new goodies, very useful for those thinking of Christmas presents!
They then move on to some technical innovations and updates, including Android Talkback, an important new device developed by our UK member, #RNIB, which allows blind women to take pregnancy tests in privacy, they also look at envision glasses, and much more, so tune in and check it out. EBU and the whole team wish you a happy Christmas and a much better 2021!
http://www.euroblind.org/publications-and-resources/ebu-access-cast

In 2018 EBU decided to create a regular monthly podcast on technological accessibility innovations and products. Stay tuned to this page for future episodes of the EBU Access Cast, your thoughts and ideas for contributions can be sent to [email protected]. Happy listening!

Winner of #AccessibleAirportAward 2020 announced by European Disability Forum Congratulation to #copenhagenairport!http:...
07/12/2020
Winner of Accessible Airport Award 2020 announced | European Disability Forum

Winner of #AccessibleAirportAward 2020 announced by European Disability Forum Congratulation to #copenhagenairport!
http://edf-feph.org/newsroom/news/winner-accessible-airport-award-2020-announced

**Winner of Accessible Airport Award 2020 announced** As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by [ACI Europe](https://www.aci-europe.org/media-room/289-aci-europe-best-airport-award-winners-for-2020-announced.html) and the European Disability Forum (EDF) in 2016, the Accessible Airport Award

Job opportunities at #WBU
01/12/2020
Careers : World Blind Union

Job opportunities at #WBU

Current Vacancies with the World Blind Union 1. WBU Human Rights and Development Program Officer Opportunity Position start date and duration: January 1, 2021 for 12 months with possibility of extension. This position is fulltime home based/remote working Closing date for receipt of applications: 20...

The 25th of November was the #UN International day for the elimination of violence against women. It marked the start of...
30/11/2020
UN International day for the elimination of violence against women and International Human Rights Day | European Blind Union

The 25th of November was the #UN International day for the elimination of violence against women. It marked the start of two weeks of activism, ending December 10 2020, International Human Rights Day. See the EBU website for documents and information on this important topic, to share and use. http://www.euroblind.org/un-international-day-elimination-violence-against-women-and-international-human-rights-day

The 25th of November was the UN International day for the elimination of violence against women. It marked the start of two weeks of activism, ending December 10 2020, International Human Rights Day, see the UNWomen site for more information.

News of the #WBU /  #ICEVI General Assembly in 2021. #WBUGeneralAssembly
26/11/2020
General Assembly : World Blind Union

News of the #WBU / #ICEVI General Assembly in 2021. #WBUGeneralAssembly

*Please visit this page regularly for latest updates Left to Right: Dr. Fred Schoeder, President, World Blind Union (WBU), Mr. Miguel Carballeda, President, Grupo Social ONCE and Dr.Frances Gentle, President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI). Dear Me...

We support our friends at #EDF.
25/11/2020
No more violence against women with disabilities! | European Disability Forum

We support our friends at #EDF.

**European Disability Forum statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.** Today, the 25th of November, recalling that, * The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in force in the European Union since 22nd January 2

As part of EBU's Gender Equality Awareness Raising (GEAR) activity, our Austrian member (BSVÖ) held four on-line session...
19/11/2020

As part of EBU's Gender Equality Awareness Raising (GEAR) activity, our Austrian member (BSVÖ) held four on-line sessions (covid obliged!) in late 2020.
Overall there were nine participants in the 4 sessions. Two of the sessions were on-line discussions on the themes
How to put gender equality on the agenda in our organization, and Gender equality within organizations and good practices.
There were also two on-line training sessions on Communication, rhetoric and self-confidence for women.
Similar sessions will be held in other EBU member organisations shortly.

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