EBU works towards an accessible and inclusive society with equal opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to fully participate in all aspects of social, economic, cultural and political life.
It was adopted on June 27, 2013 in Marrakesh. The treaty marks a breakthrough in enabling blind, partially sighted and other print-handicapped persons to access the printed word. EBU is campaigning for full ratification and implementation at European level.
Our vision is that of a Europe which supports and empowers blind and partially sighted people, in which we can be self-determining and which fully includes us within all aspects of society, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
It is one of the key texts providing a legal framework for the equality and inclusion of all people with disabilities. It is of course a cornerstone of much of EBU's ongoing work, and we actively promote, disseminate and encourage its use by all of our members.
As the international community finds itself in a situation of instability and turmoil, the European Blind Union (EBU) calls upon governments and authorities across the continent to design all necessary measures to stop the spread of the Corona virus in an inclusive and accessible manner.