Campaigns and activities
Persons with disabilities have the right to participate in elections on an equal basis. Nonetheless, visually impaired citizens cannot vote independently and secretly in most European countries. The EBU’s AVA Project (“Accessible Voting Awareness-Raising”) aims to solve this problem.
With this Statement, we call on political leaders to pay attention to the demands of blind and partially sighted persons in Europe in the campaign for the European elections of 2019, and during the following five years.
EBU promotes braille and braille literacy as essential tools for the autonomy of blind and partially sighted individuals. In 2019, we produced a Focus newsletter on the importance of Braille. We also carried out an activity to collect good practice in the area of Braille teaching as well as evidence of the importance of Braille literacy.