CAMPAIGNING FOR ACCESSIBILITY

EFHOH carries out ongoing campaigns for accessibility with the most important topics being:

-Access to captioning (speech to text) and training development.

-Access to audiovisual media with subtitling.

-Access to hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, and quality hearing care.

Our Board members work together with the European Disability Forum (EDF) and other partners to influence support and to raise awareness of accessibility needs for hard of hearing people.

Recently EFHOH has supported EDF with its campaign for a strong Accessibility Act. The European Accessibility Act aims to improve the functioning of the internal market for accessible products and services. The Act should provide a minimum level of accessibility for all Europeans. The act covers products and services like computers, ATMs, ticketing machines, smartphones, TV equipment and services related to air, bus, rail, and waterborne passenger transport.

Additionally, EDF has published a manual on how to make election campaigns accessible for persons with disabilities and the general public. The manual also includes guidelines on how to make campaigns and events more accessible for the hard of hearing. You can view or download the manual here.