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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.