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At a hearing yesterday in the European Parliament´s Legal Affairs Committee the European Commission, European Union President and libraries spokesperson all took strong positions against the weakening of the Marrakesh Treaty legislation by introducing compensation, commercial availability or authorized entity registration clauses into the Regulation and Directive now being considered.
In May 2016, in Tirrenia, Italy, the European Blind Union (EBU) organized a course on job-seeking skills and employment of young visually impaired people with all the challenges and possibilities. We were the two participants from Finland, Susanna Halme and Anniina Latikka, and we found our four days in Italy very useful so we started to make plans about how to spread the word in Finland. The idea of Let’s work! events was the result!
This article reflects on the impacts of the increase of silent motor vehicles for the daily lives of blind and partially sighted European pedestrians. The growing number of electric vehicle (EV) and electric-hybrid vehicles (EHV) is a fundamental concern to our target group.