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MOU between EDBN and EDBU

During the 9th DbI European conference on deafblindness, the chair of the EDBN, Ricard López, called several network meetings that were really successful.

One of those meetings was with the chair of the European Deafblind Union (EDBU) Sanja Tarczay. The meeting was called with intent to start working together EDBN and EDBU. As a result of the meeting two projects were planned.

2017-10-25T11:31:20+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

EDBN meets northern countries parents associations

The chair of the EDBN, Ricard Lopez, has made the most of his time in the Aalborg conference. During the four days of the conference he has called three very successful networking meetings.

In the first meeting, Mr. Lopez, met with some parents of deafblind children from the Nordic countries. Those parents have never been involved before in the activities for families organized by EDBN and other European associations. They found out that there has been a lack of communication but both parts are really interested in cooperating from now on. The first common project will be a sixth “Listen to Me”.

2017-10-25T11:31:37+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

Touch of Closeness – Maintaining Social Connectedness

From the 5th until the 8th of September 2017 the 9th Deafblind International European conference on Deafblindness was held in Aalborg, Denmark. More than five hundred people related with deafblindness actively participated in talks, workshops and networking meetings during the 4 days of the conference.

2017-10-25T11:30:50+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

European Union real-time sign language application by Adam Kósa MEP and Werner Kuhn MEP

This pilot project established by Ádám Kósa MEP and Werner Kuhn MEP aimed at easing the lives of one million deaf sign language users in Europe. The goal of this project is to develop a service concept and later a technology platform and service that can be used by any deaf or hard of hearing citizen within the European Union to assist them with real-time live sign language interpretation by a certified sign language interpreter or/and a real- time captioning service in order to enable independent communication with the institutions of the European Union, such as the European Parliament or the European Commission.

2017-10-24T12:15:55+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

ISSUE #01

In this issue: What is deafblindness? EDF Action plan Budapest Accesible Catalonia Recognition in POLAND Making a difference in Europe Public consultation with a view to a European Accessibility Act EDbN Biannual working plan 2012-2014 World Confederation of Parents UK Landmark Supreme Court judgement clarifies social care law How many deafblind people are there? Deafblind Shape. Tactile Symbol of [...]

2002 May. Brussels seminar, The social inclusion for Deafblind people in the European Union

There are at least 150,000 deafblind citizens livings in the European Union. The personal testimony which forms the basis of this report, reveals a group of people who count as amongst the most socially excluded citizens in Europe. They face unique disadvantages in a world that is organised for the hearing and sighted.

2001 May. VIENNA (AUSTRIA) seminar, Deafblind people, family members and professionals working together

Austria is a country with a special geography. The country is divided in several regions. Each region has its own laws and structure. That is the reason why awareness raising and initiatives involving deafblind children and adults are done on a regional or local level. This EDbN conference in Vienna on the 19th and 20th of May this year was a good opportunity for the different local projects to get to know each other and share experiences with each other and with all the other participants from allover Europe.

2000 May. Ancona (Italy) seminar, Equal Opportunities and Access for Deafblind people

Our EDbN seminar on the 20th of May 2000 in Ancona, Italy was on all aspects of equal opportunity for deafblind people. We have started a new area, where policy starts from the point of view of deafblind people themselves. There is the anti discrimination clause in article 13 in the Amsterdam Treaty and in different countries new laws are being prepared to seek equal opportunities for disabled people. Disability is not only a social issue, it became a human rights issue towards full citizenship.

1999 Kosice. Slovakia. Family event 3rd European Family Conference

The Third European Family Conference was held in Slovakia one sunny weekend in September 1999 in the beautiful city of Kosice. There were over fifty people from sixteen European countries, mainly parents and other family members and a few professionals, with a large group from Central and Eastern Europe. We came from a wide variety of personal backgrounds and experiences, but these differences are irrelevant.

2017-10-25T11:50:00+00:00 September 23rd, 1999|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

1997 November. DUBLIN Seminar, Report back from the groups discussions: Deafblind people, professionals and parents.

Report back from the groups discussions:

1. The Deafblind group
2. Professionals
3. Parents

2017-10-25T11:51:52+00:00 November 12th, 1997|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |