Global Events Archive

For Immediate Release: World Blind Union and City Space Architecture launch a special issue of the Journal of Public Space

Thursday June 30th, 2022
Katowice, Poland At the 11th World Urban Forum – taking place in Katowice, Poland – the World Blind Union (WBU) and City Space Architecture have launched “Universally Accessible Public Spaces for All”, a special issue of the Journal of Public Space. The launch of this issue is the realization of a commitment WBU and City... View Article

Marc Workman, World Blind Union CEO kicks off our participation at World Forum 11 on Urban Development

Monday June 27th, 2022
Marc Workman, the CEO of the World Blind Union and the team are currently attending the World Urban Forum 11 in Katowice Poland. World Urban Forum 11 is the global Premier conference on Urban Development. WBU is part of a delegation of people with disabilities and we’re there to participate in high-level conversations, to advocate,... View Article

Global Disability Summit 2022: WBU Side Event on Disability-Inclusive Climate Resilient Cities – 17th Feb 2022, 12-1pm CET

Friday February 11th, 2022
Inclusive & Resilient Futures: Disability-Inclusive Climate Resilient Cities: Join Global Disability Innovation Hub, World Blind Union and an expert panel to explore the role of inclusive design as a sustainable solution to create more inclusive, accessible and resilient cities. Captioning and International Sign Language will be available at this event

Online Meta Event – Life in Virtual: Hacking Accessibility – December 2 – RSVP

Friday November 26th, 2021
A virtual event will be hosted in two halves by colleagues at Meta (Formerly Facebook). This event is aimed primarily at people with disabilities as well as allies of the community who are passionate about the topics we are covering & keen to be part of the discussion.

WBU Statement 13th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Thursday December 3rd, 2020
Mr. Jose Viera, Chief Executive Officer, WBU item 5 (b) (iii) Round Table 3: Promoting Inclusive environments for the full implementation of the CRPD With 10 years left to realise the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and uphold its promise of leaving no-one behind, accessibility is the foundation to building a more inclusive, equitable world... View Article

Announcement: WBU-ICEVI General Assemblies, 28 – 30 June 2021

Thursday November 5th, 2020
Dear Members, The World Blind Union (WBU), the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI), and the Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE) are pleased to announce the new dates of the joint WBU and ICEVI general assemblies. The WBU-ICEVI General Assembly (GA) will be fully conducted online from 28 to 30 June 2021. The... View Article

World Braille Day 4 January 2021

Friday October 2nd, 2020
The World Blind Union will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Braille Day on 4 January 2021, the third year since it was officially designated by the UN General Assembly as a day to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the... View Article

General Assembly 21 – 26 May 2021

Monday March 30th, 2020
The World Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) will be holding their third Joint General Assemblies in Madrid, Spain on 21-26 May 2021. The host organisation of the 2021 General Assemblies is ONCE, the National Organisation of the Blind in Spain. ONCE is a well-respected partner... View Article

World Sight Day 2020

Monday March 30th, 2020
World Sight Day is to be held on Thursday 8th October 2020. This annual event, which is held every second Thursday of October. The objective is to create awareness about blindness and visual impairment. WBU urges members worldwide to organise various awareness events on this day to promote the rights of blind and partially sighted... View Article
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