World Braille Day 04 January 2019

3 January 2019
Source: World Blind Union

Vision UK is very pleased to note and support the World Blind Union’s statement that the UN General Assembly affirms World Braille Day for the 4th January 2019. The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a World Blind Union’s Resolution affirming World Braille Day, January 4. The purpose of the World Braille Day is to raise awareness of the importance

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Independent: UN denounces British government for failing to protect disabled peoples’ rights

4 September 2017
Source: The Independent

The Government has been criticised by the United Nations for failing to uphold the rights of disabled people through a string of austerity policies. An inquiry into the UK’s progress in fulfilling its commitments to a major UN convention found ministers have failed people with disabilities through a catalogue of policies in recent years, affecting a range of areas from

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IDF: Statement on World Cities Day ‘Urbanisation and Diabetes: A Road to Disaster’

31 October 2016
Source: IDF

Today on World Cities Day, IDF Europe joins the United Nations to promote a better urban future in which access to healthy lifestyles will be favoured. Health should be at the heart of every political decision and IDF Europe calls for strong regulation at the national and international level to facilitate the development of healthier and more liveable cities as

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Proposed European Accessibility Act

14 December 2015
Source: European Commission

We are forwarding the European Commission’s regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services. This explanatory memorandum presents in further detail the proposal for a new Directive aiming at the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements of products and services.

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