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Envision member, Alba de Toro Nozal met with North West MEP, Afzal Khan in Manchester on 19 June to talk about accessible apps and everyday goods.
Electric and hybrid cars present a real risk to blind and partially sighted people. That's why we're working with the UN to ensure that their global regulation on these silent vehicles meet our concerns.
We all know how frustrating it is to come across what sounds like a great app, website, or online service, only to find out that it’s inaccessible. Well now we can really do something about it. The European Commission is determined to make Europe ‘go digital’ and plans to increase and improve online services - let's make sure nobody is left behind.
If you use a smart phone, or tablet, you’ll no doubt use apps. Unfortunately we all know how frustrating it is to come across what sounds like a great app, only to find out that it’s inaccessible that's why we're working to strengthen EU law in this area.
In Marrakech on 28 June 2013, a long standing campaign RNIB had been coordinating came to a successful end. Well, sort of... the UN adopted a landmark copyright treaty to enhance access to books for millions of blind or partially sighted people. However, for the UK to be able to use the Treaty, the EU must ratify it. But 18 months after the Treaty was agreed, this has still not happened.