All the latest news from our ongoing campaigns.
As part of EBU’s traditional way to introduce new staff members, we would like to introduce you to Amandine Guillemois, our new European Project Officer who will help us to conceptualize proposals, submit them to the European Commission and ensure the smooth realization of accepted projects.
In an era marked by digital and technological advances, Braille must remain an essential tool to build a more accessible and inclusive society for blind and partially sighted persons. Going deeper with that assessment, Braille also plays a key role in the acquisition of skills and personal development of people with visual impairment. As part of our commitment to encourage its promotion, our organization has been very active in this area during the last month.
Register soon! This is a reminder that all EBU member organisations should have received, by email, the invitation to the General Assembly.
The 2023 edition of ICC (International Camp on Communication and Computers) took place from 17 to 23 August in the small town of Telč in the Czech Republic, with the participation of thirteen European Union countries, to which a note of internationality was added by the presence of Japan. ICC is an international camp characterized by the variety of training and recreational opportunities. Among the activities scheduled in this edition there were 28 workshops and 12 free time activities.
InEvo 2023, a partnership Building Event, took place from 16 to 17 September 2023 in Ohrid, North Macedonia, bringing together possible suitable partners in the European network to establish new partnerships, networking and ways of collaboration. The EBU representative at the event was one of the members of the EBU Working Group on Youth, Ines Hlevnjak, representing on that occasion also Croatian Blind Union.
News from EBU members
In Ireland the National Council for the Blind (NCBI) ran its’ annual Clear Our Paths campaign from 21st -25th August. The aim was to remind and urge the public and businesses to play their part in ensuring people who are blind or vision impaired can navigate safely and confidently on footpaths.
The Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (SFB) sounds the alarm - digital accessibility now!
In Switzerland, there are still many hurdles for visually impaired people to benefit from the opportunities digitalization could offer them. Be it devices with touch screens, ticket machines or inaccessible online stores, affected people are often stuck in everyday life.
In the summer season ending, the CBU delegation, together with very hot weather, visited SONS headquarters in Prague. Namely, after CBU hosted SONS in July, the second part of country visits between two EBU member organisations took place from 11th to 14th September 2023.