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See differently: RNIB share their current commitments in EBU’s first Members webinar

Family gatherings help us learn more from each other. So, on June 5th 2024, as coordinator of its National Members, EBU kicked off a series of webinars focused on the activities and campaigns of its member organisations. During the first session, representatives of various blindness and partial sight frameworks had the opportunity to find out more about our British member, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

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Luetus® Service: Making Reading Accessible in Finland

Luetus® service, specifically designed for the visually impaired, offers a wide range of accessible reading materials. In Finland, visually impaired users can enjoy dozens of newspapers, magazines, thousands of books, weekly listings of radio and TV programs, and various guides and catalogs. All content is adapted to be accessible.

Museum of the Visually Impaired in Helsinki

The Museum of the Visually Impaired is a special museum of the history of persons with disabilities. The museum was founded in 1990 and is maintained by Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired.


A completely (un)ordinary election day in Helsinki

(OSCE 'Organisation pour la sécurité et la coopération en Europe' Mission in Montenegro facilitated the visit) A gloomy, cloudy day. As I think about whether I need a coat, raindrops on the window make the choice easier. I go out, it's a completely ordinary day on the street, nothing says that there are elections, European elections. I'm thinking, it's raining, boring raining with wind, there won't even be people at the polling stations (PS), which we'll observe. Turnout will be low again.

Audio-descriptive commentary available for fans at every UEFA EURO 2024 match

An expanded audio-descriptive commentary service will be available throughout UEFA EURO 2024, bringing blind and partially sighted fans around the world closer to the action in Germany. Blind and partially sighted supporters across the globe will have access to a comprehensive audio-descriptive commentary (ADC) service for all 51 matches at UEFA EURO 2024. ADC has been in place during previous UEFA EURO tournaments, but this will be the first men’s edition with a remote service available through the official UEFA EURO 2024 app, allowing fans anywhere in the world with an internet connection to listen in.

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Ireland Celebrated MayFest 2024

The 43rd annual Mayfest was held in Dublin on May 25th and 26th. The event is Vision Sports Ireland’s festival of sport and physical activity weekend, the event proved a resounding success with over 371 attendees throughout the two days. All activities were aimed at providing sports and physical activities for people who are blind or vision impaired with their families and friends.