may-june 2014

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The EBU Newsletter is published every two months in English, French, German and Spanish. It is produced and translated thanks to the financial support of the European Commission DG Justice. We hope you enjoy reading it, and we welcome your comments and feedback.

EU update

Directive on Accessible Websites

Following a successful vote in European Parliament last February, Member States made no progress on this dossier during the Greek Presidency. In May EBU members contacted their Ministers to ask for work on the Directive to be prioritised during the Italian Presidency.


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summer camps and other activities will take place in the Nordic


This is the title of the new book published by Philippe CHAZAL, President of the 'Confédération Française pour la Promotion Sociale des Aveugles et Amblyopes' (CFPSAA) by the publisher Cherche Midi. This 312 page book has testimonials from around 80 visually impaired people who carry out an extremely wide range of jobs in 12 countries from all over the world

National news

Portugal - ACAPO develops accessible brochure on EU elections

On the occasion of the elections to the European Parliament, which in Portugal took place on May 25, ACAPO – The Portuguese Blind and Partially Sighted Association - in partnership with other public bodies and social institutions, developed a leaflet in simple language concerning this act of citizenship.

Albania - A vision for employment - Towards a sustainable approach for the inclusion of people with disabilities and sight impairments in Albania's labour market

The Albanian National Center on Blind Rehabilitation is currently implementing the project “A vision for employment - Towards a sustainable approach for the inclusion of people with disabilities and sight impairments in Albania’s labour market”, with the support of EIDHR Programme of the EU


Technologies for all, solutions for you

TIFLOINNOVA 2014 will be held at the ONCE "Sports and Cultural Centre" in Madrid (Paseo de la Habana, 208) - on 21, 22 and 23 November 2014 - and it will be open to the professionals and the public in general (free admission for all visitors)


Inclusive Education in Italy

The Commission on Education of the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted, EBU's Italian member, has recently drawn up a document on inclusive education in Italy, in the form of a series of questions and answers which will be useful for other countries.