All the latest news from our ongoing campaigns.
During the last month delegations from the EBU Secretariat visited the offices of NCBI, our member in Ireland, and Ligue Braille, our Belgian member. This is part of an ongoing plan to enable the Secretariat and EBU members to learn more about each other and foster a closer working relationship.
On May 23rd, our Executive Director, Lars Bosselmann, as well as some of our board members and people from our national members attended the 5th edition of the European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities in Brussels. Hosted by the European Parliament and European Disability Forum, the event gathered over 700 disability advocates from all EU countries.
EBU successfully enlarges its cooperation with new stakeholders in the construction of a more inclusive Europe. This is what happened last 18 April, when Francesca Sbianchi, Leader of the EBU Working Group on 2022-2025 youth activities, met the young participants of the AccessiblEU project coordinated by Jeunes Européens – France. The aim of the project is to raise awareness about European citizenship among young people in different countries and in particular what is required to shape an inclusive Europe that better takes into consideration the specific need of persons with disabilities.
News from EBU members
The UK’s Royal National Institute of Blind People calls for Improvements in Healthcare Communications
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) launched the #MyInfoMyWay campaign on 16 May which calls on NHS England to provide accessible information so that more than one million vision impaired people in the UK can receive their healthcare information the way they want to.
In Switzerland, the collection of signatures for the political initiative for greater inclusion of people with disabilities was launched on 27 April 2023.
On the Global Accessibility Awareness Day 18 May 2023, the 7th edition of Accessibility Days, the main Italian event on digital accessibility and inclusiveness, took place at the premises of the “Sapienza” Rome university. For 2 days, participants could explore numerous aspects of digital accessibility in more than 60 parallel sessions and workshops, led by sighted and visually impaired national experts, researchers, representatives of national institutions and disability self-representative associations as well as a number of leading enterprises that have digital accessibility as their core business.
RNIB Scotland to host Inclusive Design for Sustainability Conference at Glasgow Science Centre on June 21-22
RNIB Scotland are pleased to announce the upcoming conference "Inclusive Design For Sustainability" to be held at Glasgow Science Centre on June 21-22. This conference will bring together experts to discuss and showcase the latest advancements in accessible and sustainable design and technology, within the context of sight loss and low vision.