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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: , |

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: , , , , , , , , |

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.

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.