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PEGGY FREEMAN one of the great ‘trooper’ from the early days of Deafblindness passed away

Peggy Freeman, MBE - 1918 – 2012

Co-founder of Sense

“Above all my thanks go to Bunty and all deafblind people. To serve them has given a purpose to my life.”

2017-10-19T09:48:02+00:00 September 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mind the Data Gap! Brussels 15 november 2012. 1st. Joint Conference of the European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness.

Mind the Data Gap!
Lack of statistics for an effective EU inclusion strategy?!
Save the Date – 15 November 2012, 14:00 - 17:30 CET

The European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness is pleased to announce its 1st joint conference on the lack of detailed statistical data related to Deafness, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblindness.

2017-10-20T12:25:11+00:00 September 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constituted the EU Platform for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. Copenhagen, May 26th 2012

PRESS NOTE

Today, May 26th 2012, the “European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness” has been created in Copenhagen during the General Assembly of the European Disability Forum EDF.

1 Million Signatures Campaign

The campaign “One million for Disability” runs from 23 January to 3 October 2007

EDF has just launched a campaign to collect 1 million signatures to combat discrimination in all aspects of the lives of disabled citizens in Europe. It is important for EDbN members to support this campaign as disability specific legislation at a European level would encourage national governments to bring in disability specific legislation in countries where there is none or it is inadequate at the moment.

2017-10-25T11:52:55+00:00 January 5th, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

2006 Listen to me 3. Family Event – Salou, Catalonia (ES)

The V European Family Conference took place in Salou (close Barcelona), Catalonia – Spain, in October 2006 since the 1st until the 6th. The previous family conference was hold in Slovakia, The Netherlands, Italy and Denmark. From Italy these events receive the name of “Listen to me” so the Salou event will be called “Listen to me 3”.

2017-10-23T12:21:33+00:00 August 18th, 2006|Categories: News|

2004 Listen to me 2. A personal experience: Letter of Peter Fasung of Slovakia.

A personal experience: Letter of Peter Fasung of Slovakia. When we got the wind of the information that also in year 2004 we will participate on second family conference "Listen to me 2", we were more than happy. Our pleasure was really great because also our younger and healthy daughter Zuzka could participate.

2017-10-23T10:58:48+00:00 August 5th, 2004|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

2004 Listen to me 2. Family Event – Slettestrand, Northern Jutland (DK)

20th – 26th June 2004 SLETTESTRAND, NORTHERN JUTLAND (DK).

2017-10-23T11:50:59+00:00 April 5th, 2004|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Europe recognises deafblindness as a distinct disability

A historic Written Declaration on the rights of deafblind people was formally adopted by the European Parliament on 1 st April, 2004. This was the culmination of a long campaign by deafblind people, families and professionals in Europe. The Written Declaration is a 200 word statement about the fact that deafblindness is a distinct disability. It lists the rights to which deafblind people should be entitled.

LONDON meeting. EDbN Reconstitution. March 2003.

EDbN was originally set up to access funding from Europe for deafblindness projects. One of its principles was to involve a parent or family representative, deafblind person and professional from each country.

This strong wish for continuing EDbN was strongly expressed again at the family conference last October in Puglia, Italy, where many families came together and explained their need for a platform.

2002 Listen to me. A personal experience: Letter of Arleta Kubicka of POLAND

A personal experience: Letter of Arleta Kubicka of Poland. On 20-27 of October 2002, I participated in the Family Event "Listen to me" held in Bisceglie, Italy. It was a great honour to be chosen as a representative by the Association for the Welfare of the Deaf-blind People. It was the first international event I took part in. I was accompanied by the blind interpreter, Anna Rozborska. I was going there with a tremendous potential of energy. I wanted to learn, see and hear as much as possible In order to be able to share that with other parents from the Section of Parents of Deafblind Children at the Association.

2017-10-23T11:08:38+00:00 November 5th, 2002|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |