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It is a widely-recognized fact that people with disabilities are less likely to have a job than non-disabled people. Increasing participation in work would reduce the incidence of poverty and isolation and would open doors to wider participation in society. Helping blind and partially sighted people overcome this difficulty by starting their own business is one of the key aims of the Vision in Enterprise project
An exceptional festival, “Chopin in classical and modern way”, will take place from October 13th to October 17th in Warsaw. Chopin’s works will be performed on various instruments and in various arrangements by blind musicians.
Interacting with the environment by means of tactile paths for the blind with the support of information technology, which has been an objective for persons with a visual impairment for a long time, is now getting closer to its fulfilment.
The EBU Commission for Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and Employment has among others been assigned the task to work out recommendations concerning self-employed work of blind people in Europe. A survey has been conducted among the national member organisations to establish a base for the development of this recommendation. This has helped to collect some basic data and information on the subject in general.