January 2019

Table of Contents

  • News from our campaigns
  • Welcome to the 7th EBU Access Cast
  • Poland - Global Reading for All
  • A new sight loss data tool in the UK.
  • Portugal - “A true independent vote is an informed vote”
  • An Alliance to help youth international mobility
  • The European Disability Strategy 2020-2030: young persons with disabilities’ perspectives and expectations
  • Project Meeting on Accessible Voting

Our campaigns

News from our campaigns

Campaign updates including Marrakesh Treaty, European Accessibility Act, Silent Cars, Accessibility of Lifts and the perspective of the European Parliament elections.


Accessibility

Welcome to the 7th EBU Access Cast

Welcome to the 7th EBU Access Cast, the first episode for 2019. We decided to make some changes and refresh our team with new people. Therefore from now on we have a new person who will bring girl power into our team. We wish a warm welcome to Tanja Kleut who is an accessibility specialist at the European parliament, and who joined Mario and Jakob in this episode.


News from EBU members

Poland - Global Reading for All

Fairy tales have been passed along for centuries and have become part of our cultural heritage. In a way, we are united by the stories that we grew up with.

People from different countries have created an interesting publication, a collection of short fairy tales. This is an exciting new story that collects and highlights elements that are part of our world today and that are linked to the global challenges we face.

A new sight loss data tool in the UK.

EBU’s member in the UK, RNIB, has recently published a new version of the Sight Loss Data Tool with some new indicators and in a new format.

Portugal - “A true independent vote is an informed vote”

In 2019, Portugal will have three electoral acts, in two of which Portuguese citizens with visual impairment will, for the first time, be able to vote autonomously and secretly, thanks to the creation of a Braille voting stencil. However, ACAPO argues that "a true independent vote is an informed vote".


Youth

An Alliance to help youth international mobility

The idea of starting an alliance to increase the international mobility of students with disabilities in ERASMUS+ became a reality during a meeting at the European Parliament in connection with the 2017 European Day of Persons with Disabilities, in which the involved stakeholders agreed to bring it into existence.

The European Disability Strategy 2020-2030: young persons with disabilities’ perspectives and expectations

A speech presented by Francesca Sbianchi of UICI, EBU’s Italian member, on the occasion of the European Day of Persons with Disabilities.


EBU activities

Project Meeting on Accessible Voting

On 10 January, the EBU Project Group on accessible voting awareness (AVA) met for the third time.