Press Releases

EBU Press Releases

2018

  • 11 November 2018, Setting the bar too low - disappointing agreement reached on European Accessibility Act.
    Press release in English available in pdf and docx versions.
     
  • 08 November 2018, Audio-visual media services on the spot; broadcasters now obliged to cast a wider net to include persons with visual or hearing disabilities
    Press release in English available in pdf and docx versions.
     
  • 01 October 2018, Access to accessible format books: EU and EBU on the same page.
    Press release in English available in pdf and docx versions.
     
  • 27 September 2018, Accessibility act: no more sitting on the fence
    Press release in English available in pdf and docx versions.
     
  • 04 July 2018, EBU Urges Austrian Presidency to Engage in Constructive Negotiations on Flagship European Accessibility Act
    Press release in English available in pdf and docx versions.
     
  • 28 May 2018, Joint EBU - FEP Press Release, The European Blind Union and the Federation of European Publishers met in Brussels on May 23, 2018. They released a joint press release in English available in pdf and docx format also available in Italian (pdf), Italian (doc)
     
  • 08 March 2018, In a world where an estimated two-thirds of blind people are women, EBU is commemorating this year's International Women's Day on March 8 with the release of a new video. - Press Release in English, pdf version, doc version
     
  • 28 February 2018, How Accessible will the Europe of the Future be for the Blind and Partially Sighted? The European Blind Union releases a new Position Paper on the “European Accessibility Act” - Press Release in English, pdf version, doc version
     
  • 17 January 2018, The European Parliament is discussing and voting , the 17th and 18th of January 2018, its recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Marrakesh Treaty. - Press Release in English, pdf version, .doc version

2017

2016 (all the following documents are word)

2015

2014

  • 18 December 2014, Launch of the new EBU brochure 'Minimum standards for low vision services in Europe'.

    Press release in English

  • 25 November 2014, International Day for the elimination of violence against women

    'The right to live without violence' Press release in English

  • 11 November 2014, European Blind Union publishes ‘Access denied' report

    Press release in English and Italian

  • 01 October 2014, EBU announces the winners of the Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest 2014

    Press release in English

  • 10 July 2014, VISAL - a toolkit to help with age-related sight loss

    Press release in English

  • 29 April 2014, EU signature of the Marrakesh treaty! Next step ratification?

    Press release in English

  • 26 March 2014, Europe's Cities - Not so friendly for the elderly visually impaired

    Press release in English (joint press relase with AGE Platform Europe and the European Guide Dog Federation)

  • 27 February 2014,‘92% of MEPs want accessible websites, now Council must act' says EBU!
    Press release in English

See also the EBU Newsletter