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Challenge for Visibility: The Way of Saint James

The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) is a spiritual journey that pilgrims of all backgrounds have traversed for over a thousand years. Pilgrims walk the Way for various reasons: some to seed penance, others enlightenment, others for a sense of adventure. Several deafblind people will take up this challenge next September, a week-challenge that calls for visibility of the deafblind.

2019-11-07T11:08:25+01:00March 2nd, 2015|Categories: 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.

2019-11-07T11:09:28+01:00February 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Sanja Tarczay, president of EDbU, awarded with The Order of the Croatian Star

The President of the Republic of Croatia annually honours meritorious individuals, Croatian and foreign nationals, organizations and legal entities with decorations and awards for their outstanding achievements, extraordinary contributions and true excellence in one's career accomplishments.

2019-11-07T11:09:37+01:00February 13th, 2015|Categories: News|

Meeting with Vicepresident of the Committee of Employment and Social Affairs

On the 20th of January a meeting was held in the European Parliament with with Vicepresident of the Committee of Employment and Social Affairs. We explained the current situation of deafblind people in Europe and the lacks this community has.

2019-11-07T11:16:54+01:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: News|

EDbN accredited to have access rights to the European Parliament

The European Deafblind Network (EDbN) has recently received the confirmation of the access rights to the European Parliament premises. This condition will provide the necessary steps to explain the requirements and needs of Deafblindness to all the members of the European institutions.

2019-11-07T11:09:44+01:00August 27th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

European Conference on Deafblindness in Barcelona

After two years working on the European Deafblind Project, for Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, the project is getting to an end. The last meeting will be held in Barcelona and offering an open day conference next 20th June. It is expected the attendance of European and Spanish authorities, as well as professionals working on disabilities, from the social services and bound to deafblindness.

2019-11-07T11:09:56+01:00April 12th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The European Parliament endorses EDF Manifesto’s Key Priorities

On 11 February 2014, EDF presented its manifesto on the EU elections 2014 at the European Parliament. The event was organised in cooperation with the European Parliament Disability Intergroup and gathered a lot of MEPs; all of them expressed their full endorsement to the key priorities of EDF manifesto.

2019-11-07T11:10:11+01:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

European Commission announces Access City Award Winner 2014 – GOTHENBURG!

On the occasion of the European Day for people with disabilities (3 December) the European Commission announced that Gothenburg is the winner of the Access City Award 2014. Gothenburg’s commitment to increasing accessibility to transport, housing, work and employment is a good example that other European cities could follow in the future. Priority is given to people with disabilities when accessible homes become available.

2019-11-07T11:10:20+01:00December 17th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

European Union real-time sign language application by Adam Kósa MEP and Werner Kuhn MEP

This pilot project established by Ádám Kósa MEP and Werner Kuhn MEP aimed at easing the lives of one million deaf sign language users in Europe. The goal of this project is to develop a service concept and later a technology platform and service that can be used by any deaf or hard of hearing citizen within the European Union to assist them with real-time live sign language interpretation by a certified sign language interpreter or/and a real- time captioning service in order to enable independent communication with the institutions of the European Union, such as the European Parliament or the European Commission.

2019-11-07T11:10:27+01:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |