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The Netherlands – Oogvereniging Migrants Day

The Eye Association organized this year's Migrant Day on Saturday 12th of November in the Hague. The topic of the meeting was "Work". There were 75 persons in total. This year, Ukrainian migrants joined, there were 7 of them. Migrants with eye diseases are already better-known about thanks to the Eye Association. The Eye Association's Migrant Support Center has more and more recognition and trust.

Scottish school students will get a chance to find out what it's like voting when you're blind

Pupils at Uddingston Grammar School in South Lanarkshire got a chance to find out what it's like trying to vote if you're blind or partially sighted. The school is home to a pioneering Vision Support Team to assist pupils with various degrees of sight loss integrate into mainstream education alongside their sighted peers in the classroom. Established in 1982, the team of specialist teachers offer individualised support to pupils from across Lanarkshire, and further afield.

EBU activities

Parvis project

Updates on the final stages of our awareness-rasing project.

EU update

EDF - Companies in the EU to be held more accountable for disability inclusion

The European Parliament approved the final text of the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) on the 10 November. This new Directive spells out how businesses must report their non-financial activities. During the negotiations, we strongly advocated that companies must report on how they include persons with disabilities and ensure disability issues are considered in their activities.


A new book by an EBU Board Member

Mehmet Emin Demirci is a blind author, who publishes books and articles about blindness. Almost 20 years went by since his idea of writing this book about the attitudes of people towards the blind. Thanks to his sighted team which included the English editors, Bogazici University Press and Perpetuity Publications, his book was able to reach the target readership worldwide.