June 2018

Table of Contents

  • EBU Access Cast - How to navigate through the page and listen to the podcast
  • UNCRPD Questionnaire for EBU Members
  • Information session on UNCRPD in Lithuania
  • Portugal - ACAPO discusses implementation of the CRPD in Brussels
  • 2018 Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest - deadline 7 July
  • e-workshop “Getting to know EBU”
  • UK - Give Us Back Our Pavements campaign
  • Results of the EBU 2018 Award on Employment Best Practices
  • EBU Annual Report 2017
  • Belgium - BrailleTech 2018: the number one event in visual aids!

Accessibility

EBU Access Cast - How to navigate through the page and listen to the podcast

In this article we will explain how to navigate through our web page, and which methods you can use to follow us and how you can subscribe to the podcast.


EBU activities

UNCRPD Questionnaire for EBU Members

As part of our ongoing work on the UNCRPD we have created a new questionnaire on article 33, National Implementation and Monitoring.


News from EBU members

Information session on UNCRPD in Lithuania

In May 2018, in Vilnius, the Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually Handicapped (LASS) organized an information session on the UNCRPD. The session was based on the EBU publication "The UNCRPD – a new look at our human rights".

Portugal - ACAPO discusses implementation of the CRPD in Brussels

As a member of the National Mechanism for Monitoring the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Me-CDPD), Tomé Coelho, President of ACAPO’s National Board, participated in the Work Forum on 29 May in Brussels on the implementation of the UN Convention.


EBU activities

2018 Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest - deadline 7 July

The deadline of 7 July to send your country’s essays for the 2018 Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest is fast approaching. So far, unfortunately, we received very few texts, which is worrying!

e-workshop “Getting to know EBU”

You can now register for the first e-workshop “Getting to know EBU” to be held on Thursday 5 July from 10 to 11.30 UTC+2, in English.


News from EBU members

UK - Give Us Back Our Pavements campaign

With 100 people going blind every day in the UK, and knowing that these numbers will increase over the next 20 years, we need everyone to work to improve the state of our pavements.


Employment

Results of the EBU 2018 Award on Employment Best Practices

13 countries entered the competition organised by EBU in order to share best practices in terms of employment of visually impaired people in Europe.


EBU activities

EBU Annual Report 2017

With the financial support of the European Commission EBU has produced its Annual Report 2017.


News from EBU members

Belgium - BrailleTech 2018: the number one event in visual aids!

The BrailleTech organized by the Ligue Braille will be held in Brussels from 18 to 20 October 2018. It brings together all Belgian distributors of adapted equipment for the blind and partially sighted.