All the news from our ongoing campaigns including Creative Europe Media, the Marrakesh Treaty, accessible lifts and other standards, reform of EU electoral law, and miscellaneous news and events.
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.
News from EBU members
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.
From 14 to 20 October, Brailleliga/Ligue Braille organizes its yearly BrailleTech fair. NEW : we will organize both a ‘Live BrailleTech’ and a ‘Digital BrailleTech’.
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.
A series of portraits and instruction videos about playing sports with a visual disability, made in the Netherlands and provided with English subtitles and voice-over, will be presented online.
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.
The Royal National College for the Blind has been granted a probationary sponsorship licence from the Home Office.