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Thursday, 1 April 2004 - Strasbourg Final edition
Rights of deafblind people
P5_TA(2004)0277

Declaration of the European Parliament on the rights of deafblind people

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to Article 13 of the EC Treaty and the principle of human dignity,

A.   whereas deafblindness is a distinct disability that is a combination of both sight and hearing impairments, which results in difficulties having access to information, communication and mobility,

B.   whereas there are about 150 000 people in the European Union who are deafblind,

C.   whereas some of these people are completely deaf and blind, but most have some remaining use of one or both senses,

D.   whereas, having a distinct disability, deafblind people need specific support provided by people with specialist knowledge,

1.  Calls on the institutions of the European Union and the Member States to recognise and implement the rights of people who are deafblind;

2.  Declares that deafblind people should have the same rights as are enjoyed by all EU citizens; these should be enforced by appropriate legislation in each Member State and should include:

   - the right to participate in the democratic life of the European Union;
   - the right to work and access training, with appropriate lighting, contrast and adaptations;
   - the right to person-centred health and social care;
   - the right to lifelong learning;
   - the right to receive one-to-one support where appropriate from communicator-guides, deafblind interpreters and/or intervenors;

3.  Instructs its President to forward this declaration and the list of its signatories to the Council, the Commission and the governments of the Member States.

Signatories

Aaltonen, Ahern, Ainardi, Andersen, Andersson, André-Léonard, Andreasen, Andrews, Andria, Aparicio Sánchez, Attwooll, Avilés Perea, Ayuso González, Balfe, Banotti, Barón Crespo, Bastos, Beazley, Bébéar, Berenguer Fuster, van den Berg, Berger, Bernié, Beysen, Bigliardo, Blak, Bodrato, Bonde, Boogerd-Quaak, Bordes, Borghezio, Boumediene-Thiery, Bowe, Bowis, Bremmer, Breyer, Brie, Brok, Bullmann, van den Burg, Bushill-Matthews, Busk, Callanan, Calò, Camisón Asensio, Camre, Cappato, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Caudron, Caullery, Cauquil,Celli, Cercas, Cerdeira Morterero, Chichester, Clegg, Coelho, Colom i Naval, Corbett, Corbey, Corrie, Cossutta, Crowley, Darras, Daul, Davies, Dehousse, De Clercq, De Keyser, Dell'Alba, Della Vedova, Dell'Utri, Deprez, De Rossa, De Sarnez, Descamps, Désir, Deva, De Veyrac, Dhaene, Di Lello Finuoli, Di Pietro, Doorn, Dover, Doyle, Duff, Dybkjær, Ebner, Echerer, El Khadraoui, Esclopé, Ettl, Evans Jillian, Evans Jonathan, Evans R., Färm, Fatuzzo, Ferrández Lezaun, Ferreira, Ferrer, Figueiredo, Fiori, Fitzsimons, Flesch, Ford, Formentini, Foster, Frahm, Gahler, Garot, Garriga Polledo, Gawronski, Gemelli, Ghilardotti, Gill, Gillig, Gil-Robles Gil-Delgado, Glante, Gobbo, Goepel, Görlach, Gollnisch, Goodwill, Gorostiaga Atxalandabaso, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Harbour, Haug, Heaton-Harris, Hedkvist Petersen, Helmer, Hermange, Hernández Mollar, Herranz García, Herzog, Honeyball, Hortefeux, Howitt, Hughes, Huhne, van Hulten, Hyland, Imbeni, Inglewood, Isler Béguin, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen, Jonckheer, Karamanou, Karlsson, Kastler, Katiforis, Kaufmann, Kauppi, Keßler, Khanbhai, Kinnock, Koch, Korhola, Koukiadis, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kronberger, Kuhne, Laguiller, Lalumière, Lambert, Lange, de La Perriere, Liese, Linkohr, Lisi, Lucas, Lulling, Lund, Lynne, Maat, McAvan, McCarthy, MacCormick, McKenna, McNally, Maes, Malliori, Malmström, Manders, Mantovani, Marchiani ,Marinos, Marques, Martens, Martin D., Martin H., Martinez, Martínez Martínez, Mastorakis, Mauro, Meijer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendiluce Pereiro, Menéndez del Valle, Miguélez Ramos, Miller, Miranda De Lage, Modrow, Montfort, Moraes, Morgan, Morgantini, Mulder, Murphy, Muscardini, Mussa, Myller, Naranjo Escobar, Newton Dunn, Nicholson, Nicholson of Winterbourne, Nisticò, Nordmann, Obiols i Germà, Ojeda Sanz, Olsson, Onesta, Oomen-Ruijten, Oreja Arburúa, Ortiz Rivas, O'Toole, Paciotti, Parish, Pasqua, Pastorelli, Patrie, Paulsen, Pérez Álvarez, Perry, Piecyk, Pohjamo, Pomés Ruiz, Prets, Pronk, Puerta, Purvis, Read, Ribeiro e Castro, Riis-Jørgensen, Rod, de Roo, Roth-Behrendt, Rousseaux, Rovsing, Rühle, Sacrédeus, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Sandberg-Fries, Sandbæk, Sanders-ten Holte, Santer, Santini, Sauquillo Pérez del Arco, Savary, Sbarbati, Scallon, Scheele, Schmid G., Schmidt, Schörling, Schröder I., Schröder J., Sichrovsky, Simpson, Skinner, Smet, Sörensen, Sornosa Martínez, Souladakis, Staes, Stenzel, Sterckx, Stevenson, Stihler, Sturdy, Sudre, Swiebel, Swoboda, Tajani, Tannock, Terrón i Cusí, Theorin, Thomas-Mauro, Thorning-Schmidt, Thors, Thyssen, Titley, Trakatellis, Trentin, Turchi, Turco, Turmes, Twinn, Väyrynen, Vairinhos, Valdivielso de Cué, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Vallvé, Van Hecke, Van Lancker, Van Orden, Vatanen, Vinci, Vlasto, Volcic, Watts, Weiler, Whitehead, Wijkman, Wuori, Wyn, Wynn, Zabell, Zrihen

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