The 6th NewsBite is out! You can find more about the recent highlights here:
1. Update on European Accessibility Act (EAA)
On 13th March 2019, the European Parliament approved the final version of the European Accessibility Act (EAA). The EAA will soon be approved in the Council of the EU and published in all the EU languages in the Official Journal of the EU. Then, the transposition period of three years on the national level will start. The European Accessibility Act will establish common European accessibility requirements for many digital products and services but will exclude the obligations to make transport, buildings and household appliances more accessible for people with disabilities.
Read more on: https://www.eud.eu/news/european-accessibility-act-final-steps-european-level-first-steps-national-level/
2. Board Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus
On the 8th of March, the first EUD board meeting of 2019 took place in Nicosia Cyprus. During the 4-day-stay the EUD board had the opportunity to discuss in depth Huawei’s donation of 500,000 USD for the EUD. Moreover, EUD board members discussed the agenda for EUD’s General Assembly which will take place in Bucharest, Romania in May this year.
3. Seminar in Nicosia, Cyprus
On the 9th of March, the seminar took place in Nicosia, Cyprus during which the EUD board presented the work of EUD. Moreover, the members of the local deaf community of Cyprus were given the opportunity to interact with the EUD board members during the discussion about the employment and pensions. The event was well received with 100 persons attending.
4. Huawei's donation
We have just received news that Huawei is donating $500.000 for the EUD! The money will be dedicated to fund projects across the EU that will aim at increasing literacy of deaf children!