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ACAPO - The Portuguese
Association of Blind and Partially Sighted - promotes, in 2013, the 2nd edition of the
Braille Olympics, a contest nationwide addressed to all connoisseurs of this
reading and writing system.
Gaining insight!“ is the motto of this year's Week of Sight which will be held from October 8 to 15, 2013. Ophthalmologists, self-help organizations and international relief organizations will be addressing this issue nationwide to raise awareness for the importance of good vision and the situation of blind and partially sighted people in Germany and in the poorest countries of the world.
On the 18th of May 2013, at the residence of the Polish Association of the Visually Impaired, the Night of Museums took place for the second time. On the warm Sunday night we hosted almost a thousand visitors curious about our world in the dark.
EBU is pleased and proud to announce that Lord Colin Low, EBU president for 8 years until 2011, has been chosen as recipient of the Arne Husveg Award. The EBU Arne Husveg Award is given to former EBU officers who have rendered outstanding service to our Organisation.
Our feature this month shines a welcome spotlight on the often neglected issue of women with disabilities. It includes a report by Barbara Krejči Piry on her presentation at the EBU Youth-VIEWS seminar recently held in Berlin, a piece on Ana Peláez Narváez’s address to the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, an article which goes into detail about the digital divide faced by women with disabilities, and last but not least a presentation of, and invitation to join, the EBU women’s network, by Maria Kyriacou from Cyprus, coordinator of the network.