Publications and resources
We have seen the range of work carried out by EBU to try and improve the employment situation for visually impaired people. Following on from this we are currently initiating a project called ADVISE - Aiding Young Visually Impaired Seeking Employment. This activity is led by ONCE, our Spanish member and is already under way; experts from Spain and Finland met in Madrid in September. Following this meeting a trainers’ manual has been developed and the above-mentioned Young job-seekers manual has been complemented with a new chapter on social media. An instruction session for future trainers from 4 pilot countries was held in Paris on 13 December and they will organise two ADVISE training courses aimed at young BPS job-seekers in 2019 and a third one in 2020, with a fine-tuning phase in-between. 4 new pilot countries will run TCs in 2021.
There is still much to be done and EBU will continue in its efforts to make a difference. As you will have seen, improving employment prospects is a job in itself!