The Biggest International Event of its kind in the Middle East and the RegionRead more
Meet around 200 civil society organisations from across the EU and discuss key fundamental rights issues with the FRA. This year the meeting will focus on equality, and explore how civil society organisations can contribute to improving EU anti-discrimination policies.Read more
The theme for the 29th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity—Being in Community—embraces the ideals of all people living together harmoniously and happily in a barrier-free world without fear of exclusion from social, economic or political life. ‘Being in community' means living inter-dependently, ensuring that basic needs are met, that policies and laws are accessible and fair to all.Read more
Registrations are now open for the fifth VISION 2020 UK Annual Vision Strategy conference, Vision UK 2013, which will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, UK, on Tuesday 11 June.
Vision UK 2013 is the leading eye health and sight loss sector conference. The theme for the 2013 conference is ‘'Progress through partnership'' and will feature the launch of the refreshed UK Vision Strategy. The one-day conference will include a series of workshops where delegates will have the opportunity to contribute to implementation plans for the refreshed strategy, and hear from experts in the public health and eye care sectors.Read more
Building an Inclusive Europe through Supported EmploymentRead more
Danish National Library for Persons with Print Disabilities is organizing an international conference “Future Publishing and Accessibility” in cooperation with The Ministry of Culture of Denmark and The DAISY Consortium.
The screening will take place on 25.06.2013 in Flagey (Place Sainte Croix, Ixelles)
15:30-17:15 Screening of La Petite Venise (FR), adapted for visually impaired.
17:15-18:00 Debate with Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Rachid Madrane, State Secretary for the Brussels-Capital region.
This Prize was established in 2002 thanks to the generous support of the State of Kuwait.
Every two years, the Prize is awarded to two individuals, organizations, or centers that have contributed to the promotion of inclusive quality education for persons with intellectual disabilities.
The Prize consists of a certificate and a monetary stipend of US$ 20,000 to each awarded recipient.Read more
The Cities for Active Inclusion (CfAI) partnership invites you to join us for our final conference that will take place in the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 25 September. CfAI is a dynamic partnership, coordinated by EUROCITIES, of nine European cities– Barcelona, Birmingham, Bologna, Brno, Copenhagen, Lille Métropole-Roubaix, Rotterdam, Sofia and Stockholm – who share information, promote mutual learning and carry out research on the implementation of active inclusion strategies at local level.Read more
'Hear our voices' is the name of the European conference for self-advocates.
This year our theme is "Citizens First!".
This conference is taking place in Zagreb, Croatia on 4-6 October 2013.
The conference is for self-advocates from all over Europe,
but also from outside Europe.
The European Network for Intergenerational Learning 3rd Conference
16-18 October 2013 Cuenca Spain
ENIL's third thematic conference presents the benefits of intergenerational learning to different aspects of life in a city: from social cohesion to employment.
Thailand Association of the Blind (TAB) is going to organize The 2nd Thailand International Blind Music Festival, please be informed the details as follows:
Event date: 14-15 and 21-22 December 2013 Event theme: "Breathing in the dark"
Place: Bangkok and Chiang Mai
Show Time: 6.00-9.00 p.m.
Open for audition: now until 31 July 2013 Announcement for the selectedmusicians: by 31 August 2013 Read more
Registration is now open for the Equinet high-level legal seminar that will take place on 19 February 2014 in central Brussels (venue to be confirmed).
The seminar is aimed at legal experts and practitioners involved in anti-discrimination law, including senior legal staff from national equality bodies, the European institutions, agencies and other international organisations, from national and European NGOs, the academic world and social partners active in the field of non-discrimination and equal treatment law.
The conference, a joint initiative of ONCE Foundation, Aequitas Foundation and the EFC Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disability, will focus on the reflections and discussions around one of the key articles of UN CRPD, Article 12, and more specifically, on its real and effective implementation. A second roundtable will be devoted to accessibility issues related to access to justice (articles 9 and 13).Read more
The 2014 European e-Accessibility Forum aims to address the following themes:
Assistive technologies and interaction techniques used by people with disabilities
User tests: methods, recruitment, training
Involvement of users in the development process and continuous improvement of products and services
Users as consumers and drivers of innovation
Examples of communities serving users with disabilities
Accessibility and user-generated content
This unique two day event seeks to explore the potential of the UN CRPD as a facilitator of substantive change. The first day of the conference will concentrate on the Convention itself and its advanced provisions. The second day of the conference will delve into the prospective impact of the UN CRPD on EU disability law and policy. This conference seeks to bring together scholars from the disciplines of both international and EU law and to ensure constructive dialogue between both groups. Renowned experts in the relevant fields will be contributing to this conference and it promises to be a very interesting event.Read more
Funka Nu Accessibility Days is northern Europe's largest conference on accessible ICT. We are proud to welcome some of the world´s leading experts on web accessibility to the beautiful city of Stockholm.Read more
The seventh Conference of States Parties to the CRPD will be held on 10-12 June 2014 during which the elections will take place for nine of the eighteen seats of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.Read more
Vision UK 2014, the leading eye health and sight loss sector conference, will be held on Thursday 12 June, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in London. Building on the launch of the refreshed UK Vision Strategy in 2013, next year's conference will review the progress that has been made in implementing the Strategy across the UK.Read more
This conference aims at focusing on the measures taken at European level to step up active inclusion and social investment.Read more
Audience: representatives of old age organisations, including political representatives; NGOs, especially other blind people's organisations; researchers; former VISAL-participants; etc.Read more
This event is free for you to attend online!
There is an exciting international programme with 23 different presentations and papers from across the world.
Online participants may attend all the sessions or just those that are of most interest to them.
The VISAL conference is designed for researchers, health, social care and education professionals that have an interest in disability and aging. The project has a particular focus on sight loss and older people.
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is running a week-long study session at the Council of Europe Youth Centre. The aim of the study session is to empower young disabled people to tackle multiple discrimination and to develop a video campaign to highlight this issue and promote tolerance and understanding.Read more
The "Call for Contribution" to the 14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP - http://www.icchp.org) is open!Read more
This is a unique event in Italy and Europe, thanks to which the visually impaired astronomy enthusiasts can approach closer to this science and realize a dream wrongly believed to be impossible .
The seminar is conducted by experienced amateur astronomy having deep knowledge of the sky and gained considerable teaching experience in similar previous events.
The objective of this conference is to explore the 3-dimensional impact of eBooks :
six separate competitions for persons with deafblindness,as part of the Second European Festival of the Specific Capabilities of the Deafblind Read more
"VISAL – living actively with age related sight loss"
Location: Theatre hall „Vidra“, Draškovićeva 80, Zagreb, Croatia
Audience: former VISAL-participants and older persons with and without visual impairments, representatives of NGOs and organizations relevant in the field of older age and visual impairments, retirement homes, health and social work experts, psychologists, professors and researchers from the University of Zagreb, political representatives etc.
In 2014, the Belgian low vision rehabilitation centres celebrate the 10th anniversary of the convention with the government (recognition protocol).
The Rehabilitation Centre “De Markgrave”, located in Antwerpen, will organise a national conference, with international speakers, for ophthalmologists and professionals in the field. The congress will take place on October 9th and 10th, 2014 in Antwerpen.The themes will be low vision today and in the future, and the compensation techniques that people with low vision can acquire by training. Read more
A new edition of this key meeting point, open to the advances in assistive technology, showcasing practical and accessible solutions for the daily life: digital and braille formats, optical and electronic low vision aids, mobility technologies and apps. And also household appliances, orientation, education, leisure and culture devices, usability and accessibility for goods and services... Every solution aimed at helping blind and visually impaired people to become more independent, self-reliant and free.Read more
Following the first edition of the International Congress of University and Disability held in 2012, the ONCE Foundation want to continue with the work started on promoting access and participation of persons with disabilities in university studies, as well as promoting actions and policies that have an impact on greater inclusion in university systems.Read more
The EPR public affairs event will explore the European strategies and best practices for promoting the employment of persons who are further from the labour market, with perspectives from European policy and research experts.Read more
25 years of polish transformations. Great technological leap of the blind- from isolation to integration.Read more
25 of the 28 EU Member States and the European Union itself are among the 150 ratifiers of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The three remaining Member States have already signed it.
This Annual Conference will explore the key principles and concepts of the UNCRPD in relation to legal capacity.
The Institutional Development Program of the World Blind Union in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the South African National Council for the Blind are pleased to announce the 2015 Senior Management Institute (SMI), a management course on disability and social development.Read more
The TransMedia Catalonia Research Group (Department of Translation and Interpreting/CAIAC, UAB) and the EU project HBB4ALL are organizing the 5th Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description (ARSAD), to be held in Barcelona on 19th (all day) and 20th (morning) March 2015. Information about the current call for papers and past seminars is available below.Read more
The European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) and the Portuguese
Association on Supported Employment (APEA) organize the 12th European Conference on Supported Employment, an event to be held in Lisbon, next year, 2015, on May 27th, 28th and 29th at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.Read more
We are happy to inform you that registration is now open for the 9th European e-Accessibility Forum.
The conference will be held on 8 June 2015 at the Cité des Sciences in Paris in conjunction with the 2015 Daisy Consortium Board Meeting. The theme of this year's conference is e-Accessible Knowledge.Read more
The conference organised jointly by the city of Lisbon, the city of Berlin and EUROCITIES will:
• Explore the range of roles city authorities can play in implementing accessibility measures and combating exclusion.
• Bring together stakeholders from the EU, national, regional and local levels to discuss how to steer the accessibility agenda together.
The meeting will feature both political debates and technical workshops.
The aim of this conference is to analyse recent developments in the field of fundamental rights protection in the European Union. It will address the challenges legal practitioners face when dealing with fundamental rights issues, shed light on the current state of the EU system of fundamental rights protection and provide tools regarding its effective implementation.Read more
EBU held its first e-workshop entitled “Accessibility of lifts – current status and next steps in relation to usability for persons with visual impairment” on Friday 25 June from 2 to 5 p.m.
Within the framework of the European Rehabilitation and Cultural Week of the Deafblind, in 2015 the participants will be hosted by the Russian capital – Moscow and the Moscow region. They will have a chance to learn more about the customs, traditions and culture of Russia from the ancient times until now. Particular attention will be drawn to the sites and places of interest related to the history of studies of the deafblindness in Russia.Read more
The IBSA Blind Football European Championships 2015 will be held at the Royal National College for the Blind, England from 22-29 August 2015, tickets are available on the website.Read more
Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Belgium
It is needless to justify the gap between women and men's representation in decision-making… Yet it is time to find solutions! This is why POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ invites you today to a European conference on the corporate and political tools to set up to support gender equality in businesses. Be there on 3 March!
'Touch to learn, touch to communicate'
On March 17th and 18th, 2016: in the wake of these first two conferences on Sensory Issues and Disability, INS HEA is organizing a new scientific and professional event focusing on the sense of Touch. Spurred by Dr Nathalie Lewi-Dumont, the international conference "Touch to learn, touch to communicate" will take place at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris.
Guide dog owners and professionals from across Europe will gather in Slovenia to exchange ideas, and hear speakers report on the latest developments.Read more
Inclusion Europe has partnered with its Portuguese national member Fenacerci to run an engaging event that will address Inclusive Education and the role of families in the promotion and implementation of an inclusive school.Read more
Accessibility professionals need to work together with ICT stakeholders, device manufactures, service providers, research institutes and universities to ensure that the needs of disabled users are integrated into the incremental development of the Internet of Things.Read more
The free webinar is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the intersection of inclusive education and internationalisation, particularly international relations officers, administrators, policy makers, Erasmus coordinators and diversity officers. It is also a great overview for all professional staff involved in managing international programmes and/or providing support to international students.Read more
The theme of the conference will be “Empowered by Dialogue,” centered on the Quality of Life Framework by Dr. Robert Schalock.Read more
HOST ORGANIZATION: National Association of the Deafblind in Bulgaria (NADbBg)
GENERAL PROGRAM: eight separate events for persons with deafblindness, as part of the First World Celebration of the Specific Capabilities of the Deafblind)
'PERSPECTIVES IN DIALOGUE'Read more
The WBU/ICEVI Joint Assembly, hosted by NFB of the USA, will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA from 18 - 25 August 2016 at the beautiful Rosen Centre Hotel.Read more
B·Debate –an initiative of Biocat and "la Caixa" Foundation to promote the scientific debate– and Barcelona Macula Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and LEITAT Foundation, will gather together at CaixaForum Barcelona international experts to explore the potential of new therapeutic approaches to combat retinal dystrophies.Read more
Conference topics comprise
1. “Work and retirement”, 2. “Work, age and health”, 3. “Life course approaches in retirement research”, 4. “Measuring change in longitudinal research” and 5. “Cross-national assessments – opportunities and challenges”.
The conference is aimed at researchers from all disciplines involved in the conference theme. It should also attract professionals and policy makers in the field.
EBU has participated in the PRO4VIP (Innovative PROcurement for Visual Impaired People) project which is now entering its final phase.Read more
EDF cooperates with the Academy of European Law (ERA) and the European Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disability (EFC) in the organisation of 6 seminars on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and EU disability law. EDF provides ERA with its expertise of speakers and topics on the UN CRPD and aims to involve our members both as participants and speakers.Read more
The Lithuanian Library for the Blind on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and to commemorate Library Year organises an international conference Libraries for an inclusive society on 24-25th of October, 2016 in Vilnius. The goal of the event is to encourage a dialogue about realising the full potential of disabled people to participate in social, cultural and economic life by developing inclusive library services both on the national level and across country borders.Read more
ONCE Foundation is set to host the 3rd International Congress on Universities and Disability under the theme “An inclusive university for an inclusive society”.Read more
The European Forum Against Blindness (EFAB), the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) and the European Alliance for Vision Research and Ophthalmology (EU-EYE) are delighted to invite you to a breakfast panel discussion on the role of screening and early diagnosis to prevent sight loss.Read more
As every year, the European Commission is celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum.Read more
An initiative by the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) to launch a ‘European Disability and Development Week – Together for inclusion'.Read more
As you may know from the recent Open Letter that EDF sent to the European Parliament together with ANEC and AGE Platform, the Accessibility Act is at risk. We don't want a watered down version of a law that we have been waiting for too long already!
A conference organized by the Research Association Social Rights and Social Politics (University of Kassel, University of Applied Sciences Fulda), in cooperation with the International Centre for Development and Decent Work (University of Kassel) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
Bringing together people working with children and youth with visual impairments and blindness, from all over the world, academics in various research areas, teachers, specialists, commercial companies, developers and innovators in the field of tactile reading are invited.
The conference is arranged by Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) and National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (SPSM).
The 11th European e-Accessibility Forum seeks to explore the role digital technologies can play in ensuring our cultural landscape is inclusive. How can digital access empower disabled audiences and enable them to become full participants in cultural life?Read more
Vision 2017, the 12th International Conference by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR) to be held from the 25th – 29th June 2017 in The Hague – The Netherlands.Read more