2021 is behind us and it is now time to share recent news dealing with the many activities implemented by EBU and its members. A more comprehensive overview of our work last year will be available in our annual report.
The EBU Working Group on Braille put together a list of national Braille authorities in European countries as well as a statement, which will serve as a solid basis for our position paper in 2023. WG members also worked on the synopsis of an awareness-raising video to be produced in 2022. Finally, the www.livingbraille.eu web forum is being finalised and will enable braille experts to exchange and discuss braille use, teaching, literacy in the 21st century.
Culture is not forgotten! Following last year’s call, a publication compiling good practices on access to museums and cultural heritage sites was produced. A video on access to culture and sports is also available and important work on audiodescription will be formalised in 2022.
New Low Vision Focus Group Meetings (LVFGM) were held in Hungary, Ireland and Sweden. Attended by 51 partially sighted persons, they highlighted both external and internal awareness raising on low vision as the most pressing actions. The 2021 LVFGM report is available upon request.
Finally, the following EBU materials are available in an increasing number of languages:
- The UNCRPD - A New Look At Our Human Rights – 13 languages
- Gender Equality Toolkit “The Future We Want” – 7 languages
- How to memo on Twitter – 17 languages (upon request)
New activities will be initiated in 2022. They will again benefit from financial support from the European Commission, in particular under its new CERV programme (Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values). Activity leaders will start their work very soon, so watch your mailboxes!
For more information on EBU activities, please contact Romain FERRETTI, EBU Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.