European Blind Union: A New Chapter Begins EU finally adopts European Accessibility Act

12 April 2019
Source: European Blind Union

After over three years of legislative work, the European Accessibility Act (EAA) passed its last hurdle. Today, the Council of the European Union approved the agreement of last November on this landmark EU legislation on accessibility of goods and services. The European Parliament had already done so on 13 March. What is in fact a directive now needs to be

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VISION 2020 UK response to the European Accessibility Act (11/04/16)

15 August 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

Executive Summary   1 The EU and most of the Member States have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). As such they have committed to create a legislative framework for accessibility in line with Article 9 of the Convention. Accessibility is considered as a wide concept that includes the prevention and elimination of

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VISION 2020 UK Response To The European Accessibility Act (11.04.16)

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ECV: European Commission consultation on investment in innovative digital solutions for Active & Healthy Ageing

30 March 2017
Source: European Coalition for Vision

The European Coalition for Vision, via their new link into the European Commission via the EIP AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing) inform us that the European Commission has launched a consultation on investment in innovative digital solutions for Active & Healthy Ageing. The consultation is open to all organisations regardless of whether or not you are

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ECJ rules the EU can ratify the Marrakesh Treaty

14 February 2017
Source: European Coalition for Vision

The European Court of Justice has today ruled that the European Union has the competence to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty on behalf of all member states. This is an excellent outcome for blind and partially sighted Europeans as it will provide access to the same standard and range of works in alternative formats throughout the EU. We hope and will

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ECJ Press Release Marrakesh Treaty 14
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David Hewlett representing the ECV addresses the European Parliament MEPs in a speech entitled “Preventing sight loss in an ageing population”

18 November 2016
Source: Primary Health Net

Summary of the speech. David thanked Marian Harkin and MEP Becker for co-hosting a Parliamentary event to raise the profile of eye health issues with MEPs and others who are in a position to do something about them. The human population is ageing. This is a world- wide phenomenon and one which – together with access to resources and climate

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