SHAPES Project and WFDB

Background information In 2019 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared 2020-2030 the decade of Healthy Ageing. SHAPES (Smart and Health Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems) is an Innovation Action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme involving a total of 14 European countries. It aims at creating…

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COVID-19 and Deafblindness

Recommendations on inclusive policies from the global deafblind community In these times of turmoil, with the whole world severely affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, combined with other critical incidents like the recent earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, we must ensure that those who are the most left behind, neglected, vulnerable and exposed to double isolation in any crisis, persons with deafblindness, are also equally protected according to Article 11 of the UN Convention of the…

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Interview with Klas Nelfelt, vice-president of the WFDB

The recently elected vice-president of the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB), Klas Nelfelt, was interviewed during the WFDB General Assembly and the Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC), in Benidorm, 19-27 June 2018. The events were hosted and co-organised by FASOCIDE – Federación de Asociaciones de Personas Sordociegas de España (Spanish Federation of Associations of…

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