March 2019

Table of Contents

  • News from our campaigns
  • The 9th EBU Access Cast
  • Belgium - Week of the Brailleliga 2019
  • Germany - DBSV Celebrates Audiodescription
  • Montenegro - international conference on Marrakesh Treaty
  • France - « Marius » of audio description 2019
  • EBU GEAR conference on gender equality

Our campaigns

News from our campaigns

Current updates on our ongoing campaigns.


Accessibility

The 9th EBU Access Cast

Welcome to the EBU Access Cast 09. As you will see March was a very busy month for many updates in the assistive tech industry, as well as in the European Union which are very important for visually impaired community. Jakob, Mario and Tanja this time prepared news, demos and the first guest interview for our podcast, so let's jump straight into the action and check what do we have in store for you this time.


News from EBU members

Belgium - Week of the Brailleliga 2019

"Brailleliga by your side for life."

On March 18 the Brailleliga launches its annual campaign "Week of the Brailleliga". This year's theme is: “The Brailleliga accompanies blind and visually impaired people for free throughout their lives.” The campaign focuses on four key moments in the life of a blind or visually impaired person where tailor-made guidance is crucial.

Germany - DBSV Celebrates Audiodescription

On 19 March, DBSV organised the 17th edition of its annual film festival for audio description with over 500 attendees from politics, the film industry and the community of blind and partially sighted people in Europe.

Montenegro - international conference on Marrakesh Treaty

The Union of the Blind of Montenegro organised an international conference " Marrakesh Treaty and its benefits for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled“", which was held in Podgorica, on Thursday 28th February.

France - « Marius » of audio description 2019

For the second successive year, the CFPSAA (French member of EBU) celebrated audio description and film making.

As was initiated last year, a jury composed by blind people selected the best audio description from amongst seven movies.


EBU activities

EBU GEAR conference on gender equality

You can now register for the GEAR conference on Gender Equality to be held from 14 to 16 June 2019 in Clarion Quality Hotel, Hyllie Stationstorg 29, 215 32 Malmö, Sweden.