In the second week of September, Brailleliga will focus on employment during a Campaign week. Last summer we conducted a survey about the employment of visually impaired people among our members. The study showed that this group is still too often confronted with mobility problems, prejudices, insufficient knowledge of the disability and a non-adapted working environment.
As we all know, e-scooters and bikes are tripping hazards for blind and partially sighted people – which is why the Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland started it’s first campaign to raise awareness for this issue on a highly frequented square in Vienna.
Of the 24,000 legally blind in Israel 22,000 have the democratic right to vote in Israel’s national elections in addition to thousands more with visual impairment. However, until this year their votes have not been secret as they needed someone to accompany them in the election booth in order to identify and place the small voting slip with their chosen party’s name in the envelope prior to placing it in the ballot box.