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News > Accessibility of info on COVID-19 in various EU Member States EUD has collected info from the National Associations of the Deaf in the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and the UK on the ease of access of info in nationwide indication languages connecting to the COVID-19 and its containment efforts.
EUD worries that federal governments on all levels, national and European, are dedicated under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Peoples with Disabilities (UN CRPD) to guarantee total access to information for all under the UN CRPD Articles 9 and 21.
You can now see that the governments of the Member States in the EU along with in other nations, do appreciate the dedications under the UN CRPD and put substantial effort in making sure that the information on COVID-19 containment efforts is offered in nationwide indication languages.EUD highlights
that the European Commission should follow the fine example of the nationwide federal governments and ensure the extremely same level of availability of details offered on the European level on the COVID-10 emergency situation in International Indication.
Just by understanding in nationwide indication languages on the nationwide level, and in International Indication on the European level, deaf Europeans can have equivalent, complete and meaningful access to info throughout this difficult time.