International Day of persons with disabilities – 3 December 2020


The theme of this year’s day is ‘Building back better, toward a disability inclusive, accessible and sustainable post Covid-19 world’

To mark the International Day of persons with disabilities 2020, EBU supports and endorses the WBU statement, also available in French and Spanish. EBU also takes this opportunity to remind readers of our own position paper, ‘'Making the 'new normal' inclusive for all. Some key lessons to be learned from the crisis, the perspective of blind and partially sighted people', and our Covid resources page.

Also, a French organisation, the GIAA apiDV, supported by our French member, the CFPSAA, published a statement, in English, ‘Making sure that the digital environment and innovative practices benefit the visually impaired’, (a French translation is also available) with 12 key measures aimed at ensuring that the visually impaired can gain better access to employment and culture.

This is of course even more relevant in the context of the current ongoing health crisis, where digital solutions and substitutions for physical events have become extremely prevalent.

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