Although they represent an increasing part of the population, visually impaired (VI) seniors are one of the most marginalised communities in terms of lifelong learning. This is a clear obstacle to their active involvement in society. This is why British and Dutch experts on visual impairment and older age developped a VISAL training course tailor-made to both the age- and disability-related specific learning needs of elderly VI persons.
eVADER is a European project, funded through the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, to address the road safety concerns that pedestrians, in particular the visually impaired ones, will have to face with the future marketing of electrical vehicles in Europe. More concretely, the project will identify the standards data future AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alert System) should be based on.Read more
The EBU Access to Culture (ATC) Project aims to improve access to culture for blind and partially sighted people in Europe, as stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability (UNCRPD), article 30Read more
For those encountering barriers to entry in the labour market, the solution is often to consider starting their own business or becoming self-employed. Action for Blind People (Action), in partnership with Business Link for London, has developed tailored business support services for this group with funding from the London Development Agency (LDA).The aim of the Vision in Enterprise project is to take the innovatory programme of support services developed in the LDA funded Enterprise in Sight (EIS) project and build on the innovation achieved. Read more
Bringing blind people and people with low vision of different ages and walks of life together.Read more
The EBU 2015-2017 action plan submitted in the framework of the Rights Equality and Citizenship Programme has been accepted by the European Commission.Read more
The BASIC project (Blind and partially-sighted Acting for Social Inclusion and Citizenship) that EBU implemented in 2014 aimed to voice and mainstream the needs and expectations of the 30 million blind and partially sighted European citizens to obtain their full social inclusion and citizenship.Read more