These days marked the tragic anniversary of one year after the Russian invasion in Ukraine. As you could read in this newsletter throughout the year, EBU has undertaken a number of actions since the beginning of the war, thanks to the generous support provided by some of you! While we all recognise that all our best efforts can only be a drop in the ocean, our help brought some relief to blind and partially sighted people from Ukraine. Information on our actions and direct news from where the work is being done are related in the article.
All the latest news from our ongoing campaigns.
News from EBU members
The regional branch of the Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted – Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland – established an academy course for future mobility and orientation trainers.
Hello everybody! It is my honour to have joined the European Blind Union as Project Officer. I became a part of the team earlier this month and have since been growing into the role.
In December, EBU started a collaboration with Julius Kratky, a journalist from Austrian Broadcaster ORF Connect, called #ViewsOfLife. In this initiative, Julius interviews different people from our national members so he can give the audience a good overview of the situation of blind and partially sighted people across Europe.
Alongside other DPOs, EBU was invited to an exchange on accessibility at Apple on February 3. EBU was represented by Bart Simons, one of our accessibility experts, from Belgium.
The Jan Deyl Conservatory of music in cooperation with Czech Blind United (SONS) announces the International Competition for Blind Composers 2023