EBU action for children and youths
Although EBU recognises that blind and partially sighted children and youths have specific and different problems that they have to face, there is sufficient permeability and enough links between them for us to combine the information on the same page for ease of consultation.
Following the first phase and publication of the report into 'Erasmus+ Mobility of Students with Disability', just below, the second phase has now concluded with two supplementary reports;
- Erasmus+ Mobility of Students with visual impairment
Pilot Survey among Erasmus+ and Disability Coordinators, in pdf and docx format
The main objective of this report is to describe the situation in and access to mobility of students with visual impairment in different higher education institutions which accept Erasmus students with disabilities.
- Erasmus+ Mobility of Students with Visual Impairment
Accessible Universities for Erasmus+ Students with Visual Impairment, in pdf and docx format
This document reports on the outcomes of the activities of the common project in its 2nd phase. The activities were aimed at investigating the opinions, experiences and suggestions of Erasmus+ mobility participants, and employees of universities involved in arranging international mobility programmes for students with visual impairment.
- 1st Phase - A report 'Erasmus+ Mobility of Students with Disability'
A State-of-the-art report on the accessibility of exchange programs for students with visual impairments jointly produced with ICEVI Europe which intends to obtain a clear picture of the possibilities and barriers of exchange programs for university students with visual impairments. Available in doc and pdf formats.
EBU can now make available it's manual for inexperienced job seekers with a visual impairment in .docx and pdf formats. This detailed manual includes an analysis of skill and competences, writing a c.v. and cover letter, going for interviews, and a section on body language and presentational skills. This document is also available in French, .docx and .pdf formats and German .docx and pdf formats.
EBU is an associated partner in the V.I.S.I.ON project
which aims at creating of a method for "teaching self awareness and consciousness of the space around" with visually impaired young people through expressions of theatre and interactivity with the stage, music, nature and the city. The project deliverables are available on the dedicated page.
In 2015 EBU produced an Action Sheet on a key issue for blind and partially sighted children :
Children and youth with a visual impairment: what is needed to obtain successful inclusion? (pdf document)
Blind and partially sighted children should be heard in the organisations representing them and in society at large as future active citizens that contribute to an inclusive society.
Read the 2009 report on equal access to the standard national curriculum (.doc 200ko) by Ion Podosu, Coordinator of the Education working group of the EBU Culture & Education Commission.
EBU national youth coordinators
The European Blind Union wishes to strengthen the position of youth with visual impairments both as a part of the community of the visually impaired, and as a part of the general public.
That is why the EBU Youth Working Group would like to establish good contacts with all EBU National Members, to include the views and opinions of young people from every country and spread relevant information about youth exchanges and other projects that directly concern youth.
Please provide information on the national member and youth worker for your organisation. Whether this is an employee, a volunteer or another institution is not important. What is important is that every member organisation in the EBU takes the time to appoint someone who has a special responsibility to spread information on a national level, and convey information from the national organisation to the European community of visually impaired youth send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.