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FINNISH PROFESSIONALS VISIT CATALONIA TO OBSERVE HIGH-QUALITY SERVICES

The local organization working on the deafblindness field APSOCECAT hosted the exchange program concerning good practice in the world of disability May 8, 2015 Representatives of Finnish disability agencies visited Catalonia with the objective of getting to know the work method of different centres known for their high quality and excellence. The visitors represented the [...]

May 8th, 2015|News-|

WE CAN BE CONNECTED – The European Deafblind Equipment Distribution Program

Communication is essential for staying healthy, holding a job, managing a household and participating in the community March 3, 2015 Modern technology has vastly expanded the way most people communicate through voice, data and video services. But for people who have combined vision and hearing loss, special equipment may be necessary to make a phone [...]

March 27th, 2015|News-|

EDF WILL PRESENT THE PRIORITIES OF THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT TO THE UN COMMITTEE

This Thursday 2 April, the disability movement will be at Geneva to meet the UN Committee and discuss its concerns on how the EU implements the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The EU has ratified the UN Convention in 2010 making it the 1st international human rights treaty that [...]

March 24th, 2015|News-|

TIME FOR DISABILITY INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT !

Commissioner Mimica commits to support disability-inclusive development within the EU March 9,  2015 Representa­tives of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and of the International Disability and Develop­ment Consortium (IDDC) met in Brussels with European Com­mi­ssioner for Internatio­nal Cooperation and De­ve­lopment Mimica to discuss European deve­lopment cooperation and the rights of persons with disabilities. IDDC and EDF reflected on [...]

March 9th, 2015|News-|

80 MILLION PERSONS CALL FOR ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

As a member of the EDF Board, the EDbN representative, Ricard López, actively attended the meeting representing almost 3 million persons with Deafblindness February 23, 2015 The disability movement in Europe gathered this weekend in Jurmala, Latvia for EDF’s Board meeting. Before the meeting, a European conference on information and communication technologies for persons with [...]

February 23rd, 2015|News-|