My experience working for a charity for the deafblind

Fundraising and Partnerships Manager
Organisation: IAPB

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, John Trevelyan, IAPB’s Fundraising and Partnerships Manager writes about his own experience working for a charity for the deafblind and how access and communication is so important. Before joining IAPB, I worked for a number of years for “Sense”, a national and international charity for people who are deafblind.  Working…

Ending the book famine : The Marrakesh Treaty

Project Coordinator - Marrakesh Treaty Ratification and Implementation Campaign
Organisation: World Blind Union

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Caitlin Reid, Project Coordinator – Marrakesh Treaty Ratification and Implementation Campaign, World Blind Union writes about the importance of “The Marrakesh Treaty”. On September 30th, 2016, a major battle was won in the name of accessibility as the “miracle of Marrakesh” finally became possible. We live in a world that…

Training guide dogs

Director International Development Cooperation
Organisation: NABP

A guide dog with its user/ Photo credit: Thomas Barstad Eckhoff On the occasion of International Guide Dog Day, Terje Iversen, Director International Development and Cooperation, of the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted, an IAPB member, discusses about their school for training guide dogs and the challenges they face with Saloni Nagpaul. Of the 285…

An Accessible GAP document

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The WHO Global Action Plan document (“Universal Eye Health: a Global Action Plan 2014-19”), approved in 2013, is now the most important strategic document in eye health. One of its core principles is the idea of universal eye health, which includes rehabilitative health services as well. The WHO, many member states and almost all eye…