On September 20th 2021, Romain Ferretti, EBU Project Manager, and I participated in a pilot study on connected and autonomous buses in Luxembourg. The study was carried out by the project partner EBUS of the PAsCAL research project, co-funded by the European Commission. There were 6 blind and partially sighted participants from DBSV (Germany), including the chairperson of the commission for environment and mobility, Eberhard Tölke as well as some personal assistants.
The Union of the Blind of Montenegro, UBM and the Association of Blind of Canton Sarajevo, ABCS signed a Cooperation Agreement on Thursday, September 2, 2021.
The representatives of the ABCS were on a study visit to the UBM from July 14 to July 17, 2021. As a part of the study visit, the employees of the UBM presented the way of working and the development of activities and measures that contribute to a better standard of living for the visually impaired people.
Have you ever stopped to wonder who invented the tactile surfaces that are now almost universal at pedestrian crossings?
Well, almost 40 years ago the idea came to Jill Allen King, then a young blind woman living in Westcliff on Sea. Learning to navigate around her neighbourhood after losing her sight, Jill found a patch of “knobbly” pavement in a street near her home very helpful in alerting her to her location.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in online/digital inclusive employment initiatives and opportunities for people with disabilities, including online job fairs, working from home, and online training courses.
In this webinar, we will hear about new Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) (External link) research on how assistive technology is bridging the employment gap for people with disabilities in Bangladesh and Kenya.