World Braille Day 2018

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

World Blind Union Statement for World Braille Day, January 4, 2018 As we celebrate this year’s World Braille Day, January 4, it is important that we agree how to give braille a new lease of life…  By Kevin Carey, Chair of the WBU, World Braille Council 2018 will be one of the most exciting years…

WBU statement for White Cane Safety

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

October 15 marks White Cane Safety Day, a day to raise public awareness about safety and independence for persons living with blindness and partial sight. The white cane is the most common mobility aid used by blind and partially sighted people in the world. It is recognized world wide as a symbol of freedom, independence, and…

WBU CEO Position: Apply Now

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

  The World Blind Union is inviting applications for a new WBU CEO. Current WBU CEO Dr. Penny Hartin, announced that she plans to retire from her position prior to the next General Assembly. In order to ensure that a new CEO has sufficient time to learn about the World Blind Union, its operations and…

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…

WBU attends 7th Conference of States Parties to the UNCRPD

CEO
Organisation: World Blind Union

The WBU was represented at the 7th COSP to the CRPD by WBU President Arnt Holte, 1st Vice President Fredric Schroeder, Immediate Past President Maryanne Diamond and CEO Penny Hartin. Maryanne Diamond was officially part of the International Disability Alliance delegation as IDA Vice Chair and incoming Chair, effective July 2014. The COSP was preceded…