PARVIS updates, August 2021

PARVIS activities are back in full swing at the start of the autumn season. A new awareness-raising video on the Right to personal mobility, supporting UNCRPD Article 20, has just been launched in English, and the video will be available in French, Swedish, Lithuanian, German, Slovak, Montenegrin, Portuguese and Spanish on September 3rd on the PARVIS YouTube Channel.

An e-workshop providing tips and sharing experiences on how to raise visually impaired citizens awareness and how to advocate with decision makers about this right, will be held on September 6. If you wish to attend, kindly email to by September 2.

On September 6, EBU and 9 other partner organisations will launch a 5-day awareness-raising Twitter campaign on #AccessToCulture, which is connected to UNCRPD Article 30 on the Right to participation in cultural life and EBU's ongoing Creative Europe/MEDIA campaign, looking at EU funding to the film industry. The Twitter campaign advocates for visually impaired citizen’s right to culture, by demanding more funding (public or private) for audio description and audio subtitling, and that all films, TV programmes and streaming services should be made accessible to blind and partially sighted people. In order to support our cause, those of you present on Twitter, please like and retweet in support of our asks through following the account @euroblind and the hashtags #AccessToCulture and #AudioDescription.

In September, we will also start planning for the PARVIS ‘Rights-reporting’ podcast, which will be aired every two months from November 2021 onward. The podcast centers on visually impaired citizens’ rights linked to the UNCRPD, while discussing about events where such right has been denied through interviews. If you have any examples of such cases or wished to contribute to the podcast, kindly email to