Listen to the new Rights-Reporting podcast and its second episode, "Right to equal access to culture"!
Read the podcast episode transcript.
This episode focuses on the importance of equal access to culture for blind and partially sighted people - both as cultural workers and consumers. We will hear about existing barriers and discuss solutions, involving the inclusion of blind and partially sighted people in all processes from the beginning.
You will meet Rafael Arias Fernandez from Spain who is a blind artist painter. He will tell a story about the barriers he has met mainly due to negative attitudes. You will also meet Dr Tamara Ingels, who is an art historian, independent heritage consultant and also teacher at a training program for guides.
In addition, we will talk to Caroline Daemon, who is visually impaired, an experienced museum guide and teacher at a training program for guides specialized in verbal description. Caroline will describe the challenges she has met and the solutions that she and Tamara have worked out. Furthermore, Birgitta Blockland who is an artist and an art culture inclusion consultant with visual impairment, will talk about why there are barriers and what can be done to remove them.
The podcast is hosted by Neven Milivojevic from the Swedish Association for Visually Impaired. Neven, with a background of more than 30 years in advocacy, has worked as a Director of Advocacy at SRF, a teacher at Uppsala University and within Swedish politics for many years. He has also been responsible for SIDA-funded International Training Programmes aiming to support global ratification and implementation of the UNCRPD, and is currently an independent consultant.
This podcast is part of the European PARVIS project led by European Blind Union (EBU), Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF) and The Eye Association Netherlands (Oogvereniging). The project is supported by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme of the European Union.