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The awareness-raising video on the right to accessible healthcare is now available in 10 languages on the PARVIS YouTube Channel.
News from EBU members
The new portal of the Government of Montenegro is fully accessible to visually impaired persons. The Union of the Blind is happy with the fact that creators and decision makers in the Government of Montenegro recognized the real needs of all citizens and that on this occasion they were guided by the principles of universal design.
In the project Gender Equality Awareness Raising (GEAR) of the EBU with support of the European Commission the German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (DBSV) is promoting the participation of women in its federation and society in general.
In these times activities are conducted virtually of course. So DBSV offered two workshops for women on presenting themselves – one to present themselves when they run for an office within the organization, such as a board member of an association and one for presenting a project.
News from EBU members
We will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the PZN in the following ways:
Due to the pandemic, the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the PZN this year must be adapted to the sanitary regime. We cannot organize a gala live concert or a large conference. We cannot ask the President to grant state decorations or union decorations. Mass events are prohibited. We will use our magazines, the Association’s website and Facebook to celebrate the anniversary.
Laura Diepstraten from Spain wins the first edition of the International Low Vision Song Contest (ILSC)
Laura Diepstraten did it. Her song 'Another vision', composed by herself to explain to the world how blind people see, prevailed in the votes in which 17 European countries participated in the first edition of the International Low Vision Song Contest, the Eurovision for blind artists. The young woman from Pulpí (Almería - Spain) conquered the hearts of all of Europe with the beauty of her voice and the soul of her song.
Welcome back to the 30th episode of the EBU Access Cast, the big THREE ZERO! In a great new development, the team has made it possible for all episodes to be accessible via a dedicated youtube channel!
In this episode, Hlynur makes his debut as a lead host, joined by the always charming Tanja, Mario and Pawel. We covered a lot of current issues... everything from binaural recordings of a volcano in Iceland to an audio version of an IKEA catalogue.
World Blindness Summit Madrid 2021 is a global meeting, with Madrid as the virtual epicentre and the whole planet as the leading character, which is organised by the ONCE Social Group and will include the General Assembly of the WBU (World Blind Union) and of the ICEVI (International Council of Educators of Partially sighted People).
The German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (DBSV) is organizing the haptiBOOK International Online Meeting 2021, which will be held on ZOOM on Saturday 12th June 2021.
The meeting aims to exchange experiences and good practices in the production of tactile books for blind, visually impaired and sighted children and to promote the production of this kind of books worldwide.
The IBF Foundation Blind Football Neighbouring Countries Challenge Series (NCCS), supported by Santen grant programme, invites national teams worldwide to apply for financial support to hold international friendly matches with neighbouring countries as they reinitiate activities after the global pandemic.