A new law was passed by the Austrian National Council at the end of last year, providing the ground for accessible television and radio broadcasting. Implementing the EU directive on audiovisual media services, the law will force providers of such services to broaden their accessible content. According to the planned time frame, the content of the Austrian national broadcasting company ORF has to be fully accessible by the year 2030.
They have come together to explore how they can enjoy the same video-games as their sighted peers, and press developers to make gaming software more accessible.
Set up by national sight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), members of the group are taking part on a weekly online call, sharing their own experiences of gaming and which games they've found most accessible.
The International Blind Football Foundation is pleased to announce a new support scheme to provide equipment for new interested organizations.
“The International Blind Football Foundation Let´s Play! Grant Programme” aims to provide organizations involved in blind football or wishing to start practicing it with the equipment they need to play the sport. IBF Foundation will donate balls, non-official eyemasks and IBSA-approved eyemasks to organizations whose proposals are accepted, at no cost of buying and shipping to them. Projects focusing on youth development (male and female, under 23) and women’s blind football are particularly welcome.