August 2020


Our campaigns

Latest updates from our ongoing campaigns

News on the Marrakesh Treaty, accessible lifts, Creative Media, and new EBU responses to consultations.


Accessibility

The 24th EBU Access Cast is now online!

Welcome to the August number of the EBU Access Cast.


EBU activities

The EBU guidelines for UNCRPD Alternative Reporting

EBU can now make available this guidance document which sets out to provide practical information to support civil society in participating in the review process by submitting an Alternative Report in relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).


News from EBU members

Hungary - Why TÁVSZEM? – TÁVSZEM vs. Be my Eyes

Although there has been an app very much like TAVSZEM (Remote Eye) widely available for years, called Be My Eyes, we found there was a great need for a more professional service. The point either in Be Me Eyes or in TÁVSZEM is the same, namely to provide assistance to a visually impaired person in cases simple to overcome for a Sighted, while unsolvable for a Blind.


Announcements

UNESCO’s newly launched project titled "Story for Development"

We are pleased to share with you UNESCO’s newly launched project titled "Story for Development" which invites persons with disabilities from all over the world to tell and share their stories in order to identify and to explore the enabling factors and facilitators for persons with disabilities around the world to be empowered and what supported them in their efforts.

The 18th edition of the International Conference REHA FOR THE BLIND IN POLAND (REHA).

The Chance for the Blind Foundation would like to invite you to the world meeting of the blind, partially sighted, their families and friends organized within the 18th edition of the International Conference REHA FOR THE BLIND IN POLAND (REHA).

Survey - accessibility of insulin pumps for people who are living with diabetes and sight loss

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) advocacy team is conducting research about the accessibility of insulin pumps for people who are living with diabetes and sight loss.