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.
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.
The Head of EBU Campaigning will pro-actively coordinate EBU’s campaigning activity - mostly at the EU level - and will lead a number of specific campaigns to be determined.