Anniversary of the Istanbul Convention

Today marks the anniversary of opening for signature of the Istanbul Convention. The Istanbul Convention is an international treaty to help tackle violence against women and girls. It is very important for women and girls with disabilities as, on average, they are 2 to 5 times more likely to face violence than other women and girls. The Convention recognises the [...]

2022-05-14T12:11:32+01:00May 14th, 2022|Categories: News|

A proposal for a Deafblindness ICF Core Set development

EDbN presents the proposal for an ICF Core Sets for Deafblindness English version of the ICF proposal Deafblind International and EDbN are currently working on the second phase of the ICF project (Qualitative Study) with organizations from 6 WHO regions. This would help researchers detecting meaningful concepts for future planning and monitoring [...]

2022-11-21T10:22:58+01:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: News|

Alternative Chinese medicine to prevent or treat etiologies that can lead to deafblindness

Etiologies that can lead to deafblindness could be prevented and treated thanks to Chinese alternative medicine: A comparison to orphan drugs (Study by Han Yang)  Orphan drugs are those used to prevent, treat and diagnose rare diseases. Some of these diseases cause such things as auditory and visual problems that can lead to deafblindness. Developing [...]

2022-05-09T15:38:06+01:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

In development an international project about deafblindness

International universities and non-profit organizations are carrying out a broad study that will develop a specific ICF Core Sets for deafblindness Deafblind International is carrying out an international study, led by the European Deafblind Network, that wants to provide a standardized description of functioning for the wide range of combinations of hearing and sight loss [...]

2021-03-16T10:41:25+01:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

Platform meeting in Brussels with special guest Mher Hakobyan EDF officer

On the last 30th of October, the whole Platform got together to discuss some very important things that were not solved at the last meeting in March. The meeting took place in the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union in Brussels. On one hand, the agenda of the meeting covered the [...]

2019-11-14T18:58:24+01:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

EDbN in the ITU Evaluation Committee for an Accessible Europe

The last 24 and 25 of October there was the Regional Competition for an Accessible Europe on the ITU building in Geneva with the collaboration of Agenzija Sapport and Zero Project. A group of IT and sensory loss experts got together in the meeting as the Evaluation Committee of said competition that was supported by [...]

2021-03-15T11:59:37+01:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |


OPEN LETTER TO THE EU INSTITUTIONS: WE DEMAND ACCESSIBLE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2019 The European Deafblind Network (EDbN), we call on the EU political leaders to ensure that persons with disabilities can meaningfully enjoy their right to vote and to stand for election. Voting is not an option, it is a right. If you want to [...]

2019-11-07T10:42:55+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

European Deafblind Day

April 1st, the day the European Parliament settled as the most remarkable date for the European Deafblind Community 2004 was an unprecedented great year for the European Deafblind Community. On April 1st, the European Parliament formally adopted a historic written Declaration on the rights of deafblind people. The document also lists the rights to which [...]

2019-11-07T11:04:03+01:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

Conference at European Parliament about deafblindness “Alone we can do so little, toghether we can do so much”

Conference at European Parliament about deafblindness “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” Sanja Tarczay, President of the EDBU and Ricard López, President d’Apsocecat The Conference/Deafblind Awareness Day “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”, which will take place on June 5th 2018 [...]

2019-11-07T11:04:27+01:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: News|

CHARGE Congress 2018

CHARGE Congress 2018 The CHARGE Association, the CRESAM, the NECKER’s Hospital medical experts, the CESSA and the ANPSA propose this to families and information and exchange conference professionals, in order to help all those who surround the CHARGE children to better meet their needs. These conferences are aimed at improving the daily lives of children [...]

2019-11-07T11:04:43+01:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: News|
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