Europe and worldwide news
Campaigning news from Europe and worldwide
RNIB staff, volunteers and members of our Envision network attended and took part in the European Blind Union (EBU) “blind date” event in the European Parliament over 11 and 12 November.
The European blind union are now on twitter! Follow the feed for the latest on how we're campaigning at European level for a more accessible EU
On 2 April 2014 the European Parliament adopted a new EU regulation to introduce an “Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System” for hybrid and pure electric vehicles, which will provide sound to signal the vehicle’s presence to pedestrians and other road users.
After lobbying for over five years, in mid-January we finally won a longstanding campaign in Europe. New EU rules will now require all public authorities which make large purchases (€100,000-750,000 depending on level of authority) of equipment to ensure that the goods are accessible for disabled people.