All that is new in our various ongoing campaigns, including Creative Europe Media, the Marrakesh Treaty, Accessible Voting, Equality in Employment, the implementation of the European Accessibility Act, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
On the occasion of the 2021 International Women’s Day, EBU wishes to announce the launching of the 2021 – 2023 Gender Equality Committee Action Plan. The main purpose of informing you and sharing this Action Plan with all our national members is to show how EBU continues to comply with its commitment to promote gender equality in all aspects of its work.
We are happy to let you know that the PARVIS project started in January. The consortium is now looking for at least 8 EBU members to engage with the PARVIS team in this global awareness-raising campaign.
The French Federation of the Blind recently elected Anne Renoud, its first female president, an activist who has worked in the public employment service. Former President of FAF-APRIDEV Rhône-Alpes, Anne Renoud is originally from Ardèche and now lives near Bourg-en-Bresse. Blind since the age of 30, she has never stopped fighting to advance the cause of visually impaired people.
Finally! An easy way to create and publish online videos with audio description. Dutch initiative scribit.pro has created an affordable online tool with which you can create audio descriptions, captions and a video’s transcript for any online video.
The Erasmus+ project entitled “Promoting effective communication for Individuals with a Vision Impairment and Multiple Disabilities – PrECIVIM”, has integrated its actions. It is a project which aimed to support professionals in respect of their intervention programs towards communication and children’s communicative competencies. The current project acknowledged the need to train teachers regarding how to assess and teach communication skills to children with MDVI. On the other hand, assessing communicative skills in children with MDVI is a big challenge because communication is a complex domain with many sensory and cognitive sectors which need to be assessed.
Several years ago, Facebook introduced innovative new technology for screen reader users called AAT that can generate text-based descriptions for photographs that are missing them. They have continued to improve this technology and it is now taking a big leap forward.