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Due to the current global health crisis, this year’s EBU conference focusing on acoustic systems for information and navigation purposes will be held in the form of 3 online events.
At the initiative of the Union of the Blind of the Republic of Srpska, in July 2017, the ratification process of the Marrakesh Treaty began.
News from EBU members
In September 2020, the Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union started an international project titled From Education to Inclusion (EDI) funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.
When you are blind or partially sighted, it can be difficult to keep the 1,5m distance. Often other people don’t take your visual impairment seriously. In March 2020, several blind and partially sighted who worried about keeping the distance of 1,5 meters phoned the Dutch Eye Association (Oogvereniging).
The municipality of Saint-Gilles (Brussels) decided that a hitherto anonymous square will take the name of the two founders of the association: Élisa Michiels and Lambertine Bonjean.
On Dec. 2-3, Sight Tech Global will be hosting a free, virtual conference in partnership with TechCrunch dedicated to bringing together the tech pioneers who are applying the latest advances to accessibility tech for the visually impaired.