Campaigns and activities

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EBU works to ensure an effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

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Current Campaings

EBU carries out ongoing campaigns at EU level on key issues to our community to ensure that EU law takes into account as fully as possible our rights and demands for an inclusive society with equal opportunities for all.

Accessibility of lifts

In relation to the accessibility of lifts, lack of awareness regarding the importance of measures that allow people with a visual impairment to use lifts autonomously is a big problem. While it is broadly understood and accepted that certain specific requirements such as access without steps, a minimum door width or enough space inside the lift car are necessary requirements, it is not yet widely accepted that, for example, the usability of control devices is just as necessary to ensure the accessibility of the whole lift. Therefore, people with visual impairment often experience serious difficulties in using lifts.

Current Activities

EBU carries out specific activities related to our strategic plan, and many of these thanks to financing from the EU, details of which can be found in the following section.

REC18

The EBU 2018 work programme (abbreviated to “REC18”) dispatches activities into four main categories: campaigning, reports, capacity-building and communication.

Other Activities

Finished Campaigns and activities

EBU has been involved in a number of projects, campaigns and activities, this has enabled us to develop considerable skill in project management at EU level, and recognised expertise in many fields related to blindness and partial sight.

The EBU 2017 work programme (shortened in “REC17”) dispatches activities into four main categories: campaigning, reports, capacity-building and communication.

Coming events

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