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Encounter with the President of the European Parliament

Encounter with the President of the European Parliament

The President of the European Deafblind Network (EdbN), Ricard Lopez, met with the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, in the context of the European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (EPPD)  to help raise awareness of the rights of people...

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Representing deafblindness in Brussels

Representing deafblindness in Brussels

The president of the European Deafblind Network, Ricard López, has travelled to Brussels to attend the Annual General Assembly of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the 5th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (EPPD). Two major disability events are...

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Networking for european EDbN projects on deafblindness

Networking for european EDbN projects on deafblindness

The European Deafblind Network is reactivating its efforts to campaign for the rights of deafblind persons. We are currently developing relationships with numerous European Parliament members and working on new projects that incorporate deafblindness within the...

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WAI-Coop open meeting 7 march 2023

WAI-Coop open meeting 7 march 2023

Online from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. CET (Brussels time). Zoom On March 7, the Web Accessibility Initiative Communities of Practice (WAI-CooP) initiative will host a new open meeting.This event will concentrate on the Web Accessibility Directive's feedback mechanism and...

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Anniversary Of the Istanbul Conventions

Anniversary Of the Istanbul Conventions

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Istanbul Convention's openness to signing. The Istanbul Convention is a global commitment aiming to reduce violence against women and girls. It is especially important for women and girls with disabilities, who are two to...

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A proposal for a Deafblindness ICF Core Set development

A proposal for a Deafblindness ICF Core Set development

Deafblind International Together with organizations from six WHO regions, and EDbN, are presently working on the second stage of the ICF project (qualitative study). This would aid in the discovery of pertinent concepts for future planning and the tracking of the...

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In development an international project about defblindness

In development an international project about defblindness

A thorough investigation is being conducted by non-profit groups and international institutions in order to create specialized ICF Core Sets for deafblindness.Deafblind Internation  is conducting an international study under the direction of the European Deafblind...

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EDbN in the ITU Evaluation Committee for an Accessible Europe

EDbN in the ITU Evaluation Committee for an Accessible Europe

The Regional Competition for an Accessible Europe took place on the ITU building in Geneva on October 24 and 25, with the help of Agenzija Sapport and Zero Project. As the Competition's Evaluation Committee, a panel of IT and sensory loss professionals met at the...

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We demand accesible european elections 2019

We demand accesible european elections 2019

Open letter to the EU institutions According to the European Deafblind Network (EDbN), political decision-makers in the EU should make sure that people with disabilities can meaningfully use their right to vote and to run for office. Voting is not an option, it is a...

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European Deafblind Day

European Deafblind Day

April 1st, the day the European Parliament settled as the most remarkable date for the European Deafblind Community2004 was an unprecedented great year for the European Deafblind Community. On April 1st, the European Parliament formally adopted a historic written...

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CHARGE Congress 2018

CHARGE Congress 2018

In order to better serve the requirements of those who surround the CHARGE children, the CHARGE Association, the CRESAM, the medical professionals from NECKER's Hospital, the CESSA, and the ANPSA propose this to families and information and exchange conference...

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MOU between EDBN and EDBU

MOU between EDBN and EDBU

Mabel Asensi, a deafblind person, Sonja Tarczay, EDbU chair and Ricard López, EDbN chairDuring the 9th DbI European conference on deafblindness, the EDBN chair, Ricard López, scheduled numerous network meetings, all of which were a great success. The head of the...

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EDBN meets northern countries parents associations

EDBN meets northern countries parents associations

Ricard Lopez, the chair of the EDBN, has made the most of his time at the conference in Aalborg. In the course of the conference's four days, he has organized three extremely fruitful networking events. At the initial meeting, Mr. Lopez met with some Nordic parents of...

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Touch of Closeness – Maintaining Social Connectedness

Touch of Closeness – Maintaining Social Connectedness

500 people with a connection to deafblindness actively participated in speeches, workshops, and networking events over the course of the conference's four days in Aalborg, Denmark, which hosted the 9th Deafblind International European Conference on Deafblindness. Many...

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Time for Disability Development!

Time for Disability Development!

Commissar Mimica commits to support EU development that is disability-inclusive Representatives of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) met with Mimica, the European Commissioner for International...

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MEPs supporting Deafblindness

MEPs supporting Deafblindness

After the 'European Deafblind Indicators' project was finished, EDbN gave presentations on its findings and goals to each MEP who had previously served on the Disability Intergroup in the European Parliament. We had a backup of 20 of them from the beginning, and that...

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European Deafblind Indicators Project Results

European Deafblind Indicators Project Results

The "European Deafblind Indicators project website" was developed by nine deafblind organizations from eight EU member states between September 2012 and September 2014. The European Deafblind Network (EDbN), which comprises each individual project group member, was...

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Red and White Campaign

Red and White Campaign

Our current project, the red and white cane, is focused on deafblind transportation and movement in public areas, streets, and crossings. This 100mm white cane with 100mm red stripes. The deafblind individuals are carrying white sticks, which is a sign of blindness....

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Challenge for Visibility: The Way of Saint James

Challenge for Visibility: The Way of Saint James

The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago), a spiritual route, has been walked by pilgrims from all walks of life for more than a thousand years. The Way is traveled by pilgrims for a variety of reasons, including enlightenment, adventure, penance, and more. Several...

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European Conference on Deafblindness in Barcelona

European Conference on Deafblindness in Barcelona

On June 20, an open day meeting will mark the conclusion of the European Deafblind Indicators Project.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...

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FESOCE new Deafblind Campaign

FESOCE new Deafblind Campaign

Federacion Española de Sordoceguera (Deafblind Spanish Federation) launched today its brand new fund raising campaign in Barcelona, Spain. This campaign aims to increase public awareness of deafblindness as a distinct impairment, to push for appropriate facilities...

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European Platform Meeting

European Platform Meeting

The European Platform on Deafness, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblindness decided to hold a discussion about the Board's recent advancements at the European Disability Forum on June 19, 2013. The primary goal of the meeting, excluding the EDF election, was to discuss the...

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Deafblind International Board Meeting

Deafblind International Board Meeting

The secretariat: Bronte and Elvira, and President: Gill Morbey The DbI Board got together the day before the 8th Deafblind European Conference to talk about a range of issues pertaining to its internal governance and ongoing initiatives. In her presentation to the...

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EDbn 2013 General Assembly

EDbn 2013 General Assembly

On the 24th of August EDbN was able to explain its 2012-2014 working plan at the recent 8th Deafblind European Conference meeting at Lille, France, where it was finally approved. Its proposal for the rest of 2013 and the first half of the following year consist of...

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Deafblind International Lille´s Summit

Deafblind International Lille´s Summit

The past 24th until the 28th of August, Deafblind International organized a conference at Lille, France, which served congenital deafblindness and acquired deafblindness, scientists and other participants to discuss several subjects, share experiences and participated...

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Deafblind Summer Camp 2013 at Cambrils

Deafblind Summer Camp 2013 at Cambrils

EDbn took active part in the latest Deafblind Summer Camp for persons who have a significant hearing and vision loss, celebrated in Cambrils, Catalonia, and organized by Deafblind Spanish Federation (FESOCE).  The camp was held on the first days of September and the...

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European Indicators for Deafblind Project Meeting

European Indicators for Deafblind Project Meeting

The celebration of the European Deafblind Conference last 24th of August in Lille, France, was the ideal setting to present the European Indicators for Deafblind Project. With the attendance of 21 members of 7 different countries (France and Slovakia were not...

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2013 Deafblind Awareness International Week

2013 Deafblind Awareness International Week

Once again FESOCE celebrated the Deafblind Awarness International Week simultaneously with the Helen Keller Foundation Deafblind Awareness Week. Former American President Ronald Reagan recognized Deafblindness as a handicap in June 1984. Since that time, the Heller...

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EDbN General Assembly Meeting

EDbN General Assembly Meeting

In order to explain to all of our members the goals we seek, our working methods, and to share perspectives, EDbN will host its first General Assembly in more than ten years at the forthcoming Deafblind Conference, which will be held in Lille, France. The EDbN's...

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8th European International Deafblind Conference

8th European International Deafblind Conference

The primary difficulties that deafblind people, their families, and the professionals who work with them encounter throughout their lives will be discussed at the Deafblind International Conference, with the theme "Identities and changes - Commonalities across...

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Deafblindness and the loss of autonomy

Deafblindness and the loss of autonomy

Recent information about the euthanasia of two brothers in Belgium has shocked the international media.According to information available, the Verbessem twins, deaf since birth, were diagnosed with a degenerative ocular disease that would deprive them of their sight...

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1 Million Signatures Campaign

1 Million Signatures Campaign

EDbN is a member of EDF (European Disability Forum) which is a European level organisation campaigning for the rights of all disabled people in the European Union. EDF has just launched a campaign to collect 1 million signatures to combat discrimination in all aspects...

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2006 Listen to me 3. Family Event – Salou, Catalonia (ES)

2006 Listen to me 3. Family Event – Salou, Catalonia (ES)

The V European Family Conference took place in Salou (close Barcelona), Catalonia – Spain, in October 2006 since the 1st until the 6th. The previous family conference was hold in Slovakia, The Netherlands, Italy and Denmark. From Italy these events receive the name of...

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Europe recognises deafblindness as a distinct disability

Europe recognises deafblindness as a distinct disability

Lucy Drescher reports on her work joining friends and colleagues across Europe that led to this ground-breaking decision! 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...

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LONDON meeting. EDbN Reconstitution. March 2003.

LONDON meeting. EDbN Reconstitution. March 2003.

EDbN was originally set up to access funding from Europe for deafblindness projects. One of its principles was to involve a parent or family representative, deafblind person and professional from each country. Equal importance was attached to the three groups. At one...

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2002 Listen to me. Family Event – Ruvo di Puglia (BA, Italy)

2002 Listen to me. Family Event – Ruvo di Puglia (BA, Italy)

For the young guests activities as: “Beyond the words” artistic activities. For parents: Life and choice by Frank Ullmer Growing up together by Ursula Heinemann Quality of life for family members, Patrizia Ceccarini Presentation of Apascide, the spanish organization...

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1997. The Netherlands. Parents Conference

1997. The Netherlands. Parents Conference

18TH - 21TH OF SEPTEMBER 1997 There were approximately 80 persons from all over Europe. Also from Africa and Canada. The programme was quite full. We had lectures about the big variety of deafblindness. Video films were shown. There was a programme for deafblind...

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