Publications and resources
Welcome to the latest episode of the EBU Access Cast, and as it happens the last one for the year 2019 and the teens of this century. As Christmas is drawing closer, we began this episode with some tech gadget Christmas gifts discussion. Mario bought a Fossil 5 Gen Wear OS smartwatch and shared his experience of setting it up for the first time. His brief demo of this device's possibilities can be found in the demo Time section of this show.
We kicked off the news section by mentioning the winner of this year's Accessible City Award of the European Commission the Polish capital Warsaw. This was an opportunity for Paweł to tell a little bit about various initiatives, projects and good practices applied in the city to make it friendly for its visually impaired inhabitants. Among the projects discussed there was the Invisible Exhibition which explains life with blindness to sighted visitors, the social campaign "Path of Accessibility: Share Your Space" which raises awareness of issues connecting to navigating the public space of Warsaw by persons with visual impairments and the in-door and outdoor beacon-based orientation system Totupoint.
As far as EBU's work is concerned, there is an interview with our Head of Campaigns, Antoine Fobe, on the Marrakech treaty campaign.
Also featured in the Access Cast, updates for music lovers, attempts to solve the problems of inaccessible touchscreen-based payment terminals, and BeMyEyes offers advice for art and museum fans… but there is much more, so don’t hesitate to listen to the full EBU Access Cast!