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.
Starting in June 2018 EBU produced the first episode of the EBU Access Cast, the official podcast from EBU which talks about assistive technology for blind and partially sighted people across Europe.
This podcast will become a regular monthly feature to keep you up to date on all the latest technological issues.
Listen to the podcast here.