LOW VISION Services, a global right
setting the standards in Europe
This year, in Slovenia (June 14th - 17th) for the very first time EBU will host a conference with a specific focus on "low vision". The aim at this event is to bring together stakeholders with a particular interest in low vision, and dedicated low vision services, either through their work in rehabilitation/ophthalmology or related fields, or by having lived experience of low vision.
PURPOSE OF THE EVENT
EBU intends to use the collective wisdom of participants and presenters to mobilise a European wide commitment to put low vision and dedicated services on the policy map. Our intention is:
- To have the EBU standards for low vision services implemented throughout Europe,
- To enlist people with low vision and professionals in this ‘movement’ so that national networks of persons with low vision are formed or strengthened,
- To ensure that as a right, people with low vision can live in a world that is open and ultimately accessible to them where full participation in citizenship and community, family and personal life becomes the norm.
You can now donwload the draft programme of the conference.
It is anticipated that each EBU member organisation will ensure participation by at least one person who lives with low vision and at least another who has a particular interest in this area of work.
Participants do not need to be members of your organisation but for funding purposes their completed registration forms must be sent from a national EBU member organisation. More than two participants are welcome to attend but a fee may apply for third and subsequent national representatives. We hope to have a balance of professionals and persons with low vision and we need your help with this.
Only EBU member organisations can register participants at this stage. If you are interested in this event, please contact the EBU member in your country so that they register you.
To secure your places, please register as soon as possible. Registration will close on Monday April 23rd when hotel.
Should you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Romain Ferretti, EBU Project officer, at email@example.com.