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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 the only European platform run by persons with disabilities and their families. We are the front runner for disability rights. We are the voice of persons with disabilities in Europe.


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EDF WELCOMES THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DISABILITY INTERGROUP

Brussels, 12 December 2014 | EDF welcomes the decision of the Conference of Presidents to re-establish the Disability intergroup for another legislature. Alive since 1979, the Disability Intergroup is one of most consensual and largest intergroups in the European Parliament with consistent cross-party support of around 100 Members. It is the only body which focuses on disability and allows for a regular dialogue with persons with disabilities and their representative organisations.

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ARE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES THE INVISIBLE WORKERS?

Brussels, 10 December 2014 | Within the framework of its involvement in the DISCIT project, on 10 December 2014, EDF organised a discussion with Eurostat and the main EU policy-makers to exchange information and data on this important topic and gather innovative ideas on the field. Entitled‘Persons with disabilities at work: the invisible workers?’, the meeting took place at the European Parliament hosted by MEP Jutta Steinruck, S&D Coordinator of the Employment Committee.

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PUBLICATION OF ISO/IEC GUIDE 71 AS A STEP TOWARDS MORE ACCESSIBILITY IN STANDARDS

5 December 2014 | On 2 December, the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released the new Guide 71 “Guide for addressing accessibility in standards”. This Guide is not a standard itself; it presents information to standards bodies and standards developers to assist them to include the needs of people with disabilities and older people when developing standards.

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