January 2020


Our campaigns

Latest Campaign Updates

All the latest news from our ongoing campaigns, including the disability intergroup, the EU disability strategy post 2020, the EU Disability Card, and miscellaneous updates.


Accessibility

The 18th EBU Access Cast!

This month the news section includes, First Braille tablet shown at CES 2020, Hap2Phone Allows Users to Feel Objects in Photos on Their Touchscreens, OrCam Announces New AI Hearing Device and Handheld AI Reader at CES 2020, W3C Launches an Introduction to Web Accessibility Free Online Course in Cooperation with UNESCO IITE, How to make museums more accessible for disabled people? Ask them

This time we also prepared really cool news for visually impaired musicians:

Building Raspberry Pi Smart Guitar for Blind, Deaf and Mute Musicians

Avid and Berklee College of Music Team Up to Deliver Innovative Accessibility Features for Visually Impaired Music Creators... and more!

For all this and much more, listen to the new Accesscast!


News from EBU members

Montenegro and the Marrakesh Treaty

The Government of Montenegro reviewed and adopted the Information on the Accession of Montenegro to the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are visually impaired or otherwise print disabled at the Government session held on January 16, 2020.

The First Blind Government Plenipotentiary for Disabled People in Poland

On 7 January, 2020 Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appointed Paweł Wdówik, as a Government Plenipotentiary for Disabled People.


Accessibility

News from EDF - Apply: European Disability Forum and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship 2019-2020

EDF and Oracle have launched the fourth edition of their scholarship for students with disabilities studying in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, User Experience, or related fields enrolled at a EU university for the academic year 2019-2020.

Two members of the Design for All Foundation receive the Gold Award at the 2019 IAUD International Design Awards in Japan

A large number of participants from around the world attended the 2019 IAUD Awards. From all of them, a jury consisting in internationally recognized professionals selected 3 Grand Awards, 10 Gold Awards, 8 Silver Awards and 14 Bronze Awards.