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On 27th and 28th June 2016 Barrier-free city for all, a working group of Eurocities, held its 14th meeting in Prague, this time focused on accessibility of visually impaired people. The agenda was tight and following three topics were given a prominence: the Czech System of Environment Adaptations, European Accessibility Act (EAA) and Shared Spaces.
From Thursday the 13th until Saturday the 15th of October, Brailleliga/Ligue Braille organises BrailleTech. Join the exhibition and discover a huge range of technical aids that make life easier for visually impaired people.
On 24 May 2016 during the 69 World Health Assembly along with other distinguished delegates, H.E. Saira Afzal Tarar and H.E. Margarita Guevara, Health Ministers from Pakistan and Ecuador respectively, launched the WHO Priority Assistive Products List.
Blind and partially sighted people watch television and use a range of audiovisual media services, just like anyone else. However, in order to be able to do so, they need, amongst other things, for these services to have audio description available. What is audio description, you may well ask?