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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|

The Alliance for the World Universal Accessibility Day has been created

The FC Barcelona, ​​FCB Foundation, La Caixa” Social Welfare Projects, Mapp4all Universal Accessibility and the city council of Barcelona came together to make a request to the United Nations on the establishment of a global sensitizing day about the universal accessibility. This coalition presented last week the agreement on setting up an alliance at the Auditorium 1899 in The Camp Nou.

INFO DAY European Training Certification in Culture, Media, and ICT Accessibility

The ERASMUS+ project, ACT and ADLAB PRO organized a Info Day in Brussels on April 28th.

The aim of this event was to inform their responsibles in regards to the implementation of accessibility in the Media Directive AVMSD and the European Accessibility Law.

2017-10-25T12:30:04+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Workshop on Accessibility of Products and Services at European Commission

The objective of this workshop was to present the concrete aspects of accessibility and the business case for providing accessible products and services.

The workshop reflected the state of the art of accessibility legislation, policies and products and services in the areas covered by the current proposal for a European Accessibility Act.

2017-10-25T12:31:35+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Finnish Professionals visit Catalonia to observe High-Quality Services

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 Municipal Federation of Vaalijala and the Foundation for Intellectually Disabled People in the region of Savo (SAVAS).

EDbN present at the International Conference of Deafblindness in Moscow

Challenges of the deaf-blind: experience, objectives, perspectives”, the International Conference held a meeting of the most, distinctive, important representatives of the deafblind. The aim of the conference was to bring together the best practices of work with the deafblind, to identify the ways for future studies and develop specific policy recommendations.

WE CAN BE CONNECTED The European Deafblind Equipment Distribution Program

WE CAN BE CONNECTED is a project whose initial objective is to apply for funding to the European Commission in order to acquire and distribute the necessary equipment which will provide and guarantee accessibility to communication and information amongst deafblind people with a low level of income across Europe.

2017-10-25T13:03:04+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

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.

2017-10-25T13:03:36+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |