The representative organisation of persons with disabilities in Europe
European disability Forum NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US
This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013)

The European Disability Forum

The European Disability Forum is an independent NGO that represents the interests of 80 million Europeans with disabilities. EDF is a unique platform which brings together representative organisation of persons with disabilities from across Europe. EDF is run by persons with disabilities and their families. We are a front runner for disability rights. We are a strong, united voice of persons with disabilities in Europe.


» More details


Flux RSS What's new

EDF SUPPORTS THE NEW U.S. PROPOSED RULE ON E-ACCESSIBILITY

In February, the U.S. Access Board released for public comment a proposed rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technologies (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rule also would jointly update guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act. The Board is updating these requirements so that they adequately address accessibility and keep pace with the ever-changing nature of the technologies covered.

» More detail

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Brussels, 21 May 2015 | Yesterday the European Parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority of 7 political parties, a resolution in which it expresses its strong support to the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

» More detail

PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES WITH THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION

Brussels, 14 May 2015 | On Tuesday 12 May 2015, the European Parliament organised a public hearing with representatives from the European disability movement and from EU institutions. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the state of play of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPPD) by the EU, the challenges ahead and the remarks formulated by the UN CRPD Committee on the work that the EU has done.

» More detail