December 2018

Table of Contents

  • News from Our Campaigns
  • Belgium - Too many obstacles to the labour market for visually impaired people
  • The World Blind Union and the American Council of the Blind announce results from the First Worldwide Survey of Audio Description Activity
  • The sixth EBU Accesscast
  • EBU GEAR conference on Gender Equality
  • Awareness-raising webinar on LHON

Our campaigns

News from Our Campaigns

Latest updates from our ongoing campaigns.


News from EBU members

Belgium - Too many obstacles to the labour market for visually impaired people

This summer Brailleliga conducted a survey about the employment of visually impaired people among its members. This study shows that the will and the ambition of the interviewed persons to have or maintain a quality job is great.


Culture

The World Blind Union and the American Council of the Blind announce results from the First Worldwide Survey of Audio Description Activity

A new international survey reveals that audio description (AD) is an important assistive technology worldwide providing access to people who are blind or have low vision to the arts and many other visually-rich events.


EBU activities

The sixth EBU Accesscast

Welcome to the 6th episode of the EBU Access Cast. As this is our last episode before we go on the short vacation, we would like to wish you all the best for the upcoming holidays, and that Mr Santa brings to you a bunch of the assistive tech devices and gadgets under the Christmas tree.

EBU GEAR conference on Gender Equality

Save the date for the GEAR conference on Gender Equality to be held from 14th to 16th June 2019 in Malmö, Sweden.


Announcements

Awareness-raising webinar on LHON

Vanessa FERREIRA, Head of Patient Advocacy Europe at Santhera Pharmaceuticals would like to invite you to the webinar on educating and raising awareness on Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). Entitled “Uniting efforts to support the LHON patient and family community”, it will be held in English on Thursday 24 January 2019, 10.00-11.30 CET.