EBU activity in the framework of the
Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS)
With financial support of the European Commission under the Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS), EBU conducted in 2008 a programme of activity : "Partnership for the social inclusion of people with a visual impairment".The programme focuses on five key areas : the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities, Employment, Access to Technology, Education and Capacity Building, and Communication.
Activities include :
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities :
Development of a legislative database to support the effective implementation of the Convention in areas that are relevant to visually impaired people’s rights. Visit the Database Web Page
- Employment :
Fact finding visits to survey the situation of visually impaired people’s access to the open labour market and the supported employment sector in EBU member countries.
- Access to Technology :
Study on the accessibility of household appliances.
Survey on the education and vocational training of visually impaired women. Visit the Questionnaire Web Page