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On March 22nd the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament adopted a strong report on EU implementation of the right-to-read Marrakesh Treaty. A vast majority of European Parliamentarians agreed with the European Blind Union´s position that rules out both compensation for rights-holders and commercial availability in EU legislation to assure the efficacy and sustainability of broad access to reading material for visually-impaired persons in Europe and around the world.
Are you planning a city trip to Amsterdam this summer? Don't miss the Van Gogh Museum. You can now ‘see' Vincent van Gogh's artworks through touch: the museum has a special programme for blind and partially sighted visitors called Feeling Van Gogh.
The Gratitude Day of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia has been the most well-attended meeting of the blind and partially sighted for the past seven years, drawing each year around 300 participants from across Slovenia
The All Russia Association of the Blind (VOS) was founded in 1925 and unites over 209,000 visually impaired citizens of the Russian Federation and their legitimate representatives. VOS was established to lobby the interests and protect the rights of visually impaired people, provide social support, rehabilitation, help them integrate into society and create equal opportunities for them.