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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See also the EBU Focus newsletter on this topic http://www.euroblind.org/newsletter/ebu-focus-english/2021/june/en
06/09/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Discussion on the future of the Disability Card: What kind of Card to we want?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

See also the EBU Focus newsletter on this topic http://www.euroblind.org/newsletter/ebu-focus-english/2021/june/en

This event will be organised jointly by EDF and our Slovenian members, NSIOS. Slovenia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU and has shown a strong commitment on the Disability Card, being one of the first Member States to participate in the pilot project. Now that we have the new Disabi...

From our member in Belgium:
01/09/2021

From our member in Belgium:

💻📟🖲️ Les inscriptions pour le BrailleTech 2021 sont ouvertes ! Venez découvrir les aides techniques destinées aux personnes aveugles et malvoyantes dans les locaux de la Ligue Braille à Bruxelles, ou via toute une série de vidéoconférences sur Zoom. Nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir... en live et en digital !

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30/08/2021
WeThe15

EBU supports the #Wethe15 campaign.

The paralympic games programme accessible version (French) from our friends at #AssociationValentinHauy
25/08/2021
Jeux paralympiques: le programme des épreuves en version accessible

The paralympic games programme accessible version (French) from our friends at #AssociationValentinHauy

Du 24 août au 5 septembre, plus de 4000 sportifs handisport des quatre coins de la planète seront réunis pour participer au Jeux Paralympiques de Tokyo. Durant 12 jours, ces athlètes exceptionnels se disputeront dans 22 sports pour décrocher pas moins de 539 médailles d’or !

A new awareness-raising video on the right to personal mobility for blind and partially sighted persons, according to Ar...
23/08/2021
Right to Personal Mobility

A new awareness-raising video on the right to personal mobility for blind and partially sighted persons, according to Article 20 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), is now available. It’s the third video in the series of ten.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrYwYb4TKQ0

Awareness-raising video about European Blind Union (EBU)’s requirements for Right to Personal Mobility, according to UN Convention on the Rights of Persons w...

23/08/2021

From The International Disability Alliance (IDA): Nothing about us without us? Are commitments to involve organisations of persons with disabilities in decision-making realised? Share YOUR experience of participation, what works, what does not, what should be improved. Fill out the 2nd #IDAGlobalSurvey at https://idata.tools/survey/-MU8bAznBuV-HwlwRxUw/welcome

Welcome to the 32nd number of the EBU Access Cast – our podcast about assistive technology for blind and partially sight...
23/08/2021
EBU Access Cast: EBU Access Cast 32

Welcome to the 32nd number of the EBU Access Cast – our podcast about assistive technology for blind and partially sighted people.
https://ebuaccesscast.libsyn.com/ebu-access-cast-32

Welcome back to EBU Access Cast - podcast about assistive technology for blind and partially sighted people. This is . Some of us got the EU Covid certificate and we shared our experiences of showing the digital version on the mobile phone as blind persons. We found out that not all PDF viewers on m...

05/07/2021
www.euroblind.org

With the financial support of the European Commission EBU has produced its Annual Report 2020.

The report details a complicated period for EBU which remained active despite the limitations and difficulties created by the pandemic, and provides information on our activities, campaigns and achievements for 2020, a busy year for us, discovering new resources in the face of adversity.

We hope you will enjoy reading this document which provides a full picture of the wide range of work carried out by EBU, with much help of course, from its members.
http://www.euroblind.org/sites/default/files/documents/annualreport2020-final.pdf

Good work from our members!
30/06/2021
Instagram-Kampagne zum GEAR-Projekt – BSVH

Good work from our members!

Die Leitungsgremien der EBU (European Blind Union) sind historisch von Männern dominiert. Gleiches gilt für viele Blindenverbände in Europa. Das Projekt GEAR (Gender Equality Awareness Raising) zielt auf die Bewusstseinsbildung zur Geschlechtergerechtigkeit ab, um diese Situation zu verbessern.

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!
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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.

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