February 2020


Our campaigns

Latest updates from our ongoing campaigns

Campaign news on the Marrakech Treaty, our meeting at the EU Commission, the EU Disability Strategy, and the composition of the European Parliament’s Disability Intergroup.


Accessibility

The 19th EBU Access Cast!

The 19th EBU Access Cast!

This number features information on the Focus 40 Blue 5th Gen refreshable braille display from Freedom Scientific, a new version of NVDA, Microsoft Edge updates, as well as many more technical updates. There is also an item on the Microsoft Accessibility Webinars.
Check out the new podcast for all this and much, much more!

TifloInnova 2020. Everybody’s look.

Organized by the Centre of Technology and Innovation (CTI) of ONCE every three years since 2005, TifloInnova 2020 is one of the leading international exhibitions of technology for blind or visually impaired people. It will take place between the 19-21 June.


Employment

“Vip-Tech-Job” project - socio-professional integration of the visually impaired by new technologies

In order to promote the socio-professional integration of visually impaired young people, several European associations have come together and launched the "Vip-Tech-Job" project. This project enabled the creation of an online training platform and a webapp allowing the consultation of job vacancies.


Culture

The 2nd Tactile Reading conference

The 2nd Tactile Reading conference will be held in Oslo in Norway on 29th and 30th of April 2021. It's now time for you to submit your abstract. Please use the submission form. The form will close on May 15th, 2020. We hope to receive many abstracts.


Education

Important information for International Exchange Students

The European University Association (EUA) published a study - for the European Commission - on the implementation of International Credit Mobility (ICM) for students belonging to disadvantaged groups. The study analyzes the ability of the Erasmus + program to address equity and inclusion, by facilitating access to participants from disadvantaged environments with fewer opportunities. Launched in 2015 under the Erasmus + program, ICM supports student and staff exchanges between the Erasmus + program and partner countries.


Announcements

The International & European Association Awards 2020

The award categories for the International & European Association Awards 2020 have now been published.

The International & European Association Awards 2020, now in its 6th year, is the only awards for European associations and the only awards for International associations.