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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.


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EDF’S ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2015: PROGRESSING RIGHTS IN EUROPE

Brussels, 1 June 2015 | On 30-31 May 2015, the EDF Annual General Assembly in Warsaw gathered representatives from the disability movement from all over Europe together with representatives of European institutions, including the European Commission, the European Ombudsman, and the Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Polish authorities. The AGA hosted an active debate on the implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities in Europe and its member states. EDF and its members also adopted a resolution calling for the establishment of a Directorate for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the EU, and a resolution calling on the EU to ratify the Marrakesh treaty immediately.

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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.

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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).

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