March 2018

Table of Contents

  • The Future of Accessibility in Europe – Negotiations on the European Accessibility Act
  • A new award in France: the "Marius" of audio description
  • Switzerland - Take part in professional life
  • News from ICEVI-Europe
  • World Blind Union awarded for Marrakesh Treaty campaign
  • European Guide Dog Federation (EGDF) members help prepare European standard for assistance dogs
  • EasyConverter Express APP
  • Nature for All, connecting people who are visually impaired or have other disabilities with outdoor opportunities.

Our campaigns

The Future of Accessibility in Europe – Negotiations on the European Accessibility Act

“Booking a vacation online, taking the train to work or reading a book for school often pose unsurmountable challenges for us”, states Wolfgang Angermann, EBU President. The European Accessibility Act (EAA) has the potential to change this to the better. It is one of the priority policy projects currently developed in Brussels, aiming to harmonise the requirements for accessibility of goods and services across the EU. Since 2015, EBU has accompanied its development. Now, EBU rolled out the last stage of its campaign for a comprehensive and meaningful EAA.


News from EBU members

A new award in France: the "Marius" of audio description

The Confédération Française pour la Promotion Sociale des Aveugles et Amblyopes (CFPSAA), French member of EBU, has just created an audio description quality award for movies.

Switzerland - Take part in professional life

Swiss “Clin d'œil” member magazine: March edition dedicated to professional integration.


Education

News from ICEVI-Europe

The Board of ICEVI-Europe shortly plans to meet in Birmingham, UK on April 14-16, 2018 for a Board and Program Committee Meeting. Many interesting and important items will be discussed during these meetings. The members of the board will give shape and content to the initiatives planned for the years to come.


Announcements

World Blind Union awarded for Marrakesh Treaty campaign

The World Blind Union has received an award for "Marrakesh Treaty Ratification and Implementation Campaign” as an innovative policy on accessibility.


Accessibility

European Guide Dog Federation (EGDF) members help prepare European standard for assistance dogs

A new standard will improve access for disabled people and stop the spread of fake assistance animals.

EasyConverter Express APP

The World Blind Union (WBU) is thrilled to share the news about a new app which has been developed to enable blind and partially sighted people to access information in braille, large print and audio formats.


Health

Nature for All, connecting people who are visually impaired or have other disabilities with outdoor opportunities.

Nature for All is an organization dedicated to connecting people who are visually impaired or have other disabilities with outdoor opportunities and promoting the development of inclusive and sustainable cities worldwide.