Video sull’ipovisione dell’Unione Europea dei Ciechi

Informiamo che l’Unione Europea dei Ciechi (EBU) sta cercando persone interessate a inviare un proprio breve video sull’ipovisione. I contributi ricevuti verranno selezionati e una parte di loro sarà inserita nel video che verrà messo a punto dall’EBU stessa per una campagna di sensibilizzazione sui suoi standard nel settore dei servizi per l’ipovisione
( L’invito è rivolto a persone di qualsiasi età e con qualsiasi grado di ipovisione.  Gli interessati dovranno inviare all’EBU un filmato di cinque minuti in cui si presentano e spiegano qual è la loro esperienza di vita con l’ipovisione e quali sono per loro le questioni più importanti relative alla loro disabilità visiva. Il video dovrebbe essere girato preferibilmente in lingua inglese o almeno essere accompagnato da una traduzione in questa lingua.
Linee guida, istruzioni e scadenze più precise verranno inviate nell’ “info pack”  che  riceveranno le persone che si saranno iscritte nella lista di  coloro che invieranno il proprio video contattando in lingua inglese o francese Romain Ferretti, Responsabile dei progetti europei dell’EBU all’email:
Per ulteriori informazioni si prega di leggere l’annuncio dell’EBU in lingua inglese riportato di seguito

The voice of blind and partially sighted people in Europe
EBU awareness raising video project 2016 Second announcement and preliminary instructions

Paris, 29 June 2016
A week ago, EBU announced the launch of an exciting project in which you can play an important role:

A video with a focus on, in this occasion, low vision. The aim of the video is to raise awareness and to promote the implementation of the EBU standards for low vision services in Europe.

The video will contain small portraits made by partially sighted people in which they share their experience and priority issues in relation to low vision.
And, you can be one of them: EBU invites persons with different degrees of low vision, of all ages and both genders in the 44 member countries, to participate with a short video recording.
This is in short how it works:
If you have low vision, and are interested in taking part in this project, the first step is to register by sending an email to Romain Ferretti, EBU project officer at
Please do this as soon as possible, to ensure you will have ample time to work on your video portrait. Timely registration also provides us with an indication on how many participants to expect.
Within a week after registering, you´ll receive a pack with all the information and guidelines you need to plan, prepare, record and send in your five minute video.
You can use a smart-phone or tablet, or any other digital camera, with the highest possible resolution (more details in the info-pack)
The content of your recording would include: 1.What form of low vision you have, and what this means in practice. 2. Whether or not you had access to specific low vision services and support, and what this implies. 3. a call or message (more details in the info-pack).
You can access the EBU standards for low vision services in Europe by clicking on this link: EBU standards
Preferably, record in English, but if that is no possible option for you, then it may be done in your national language. Do keep in mind that in that case, an English translation should be sent together with your video (details in info-pack)

Your video portrait should reach EBU as soon as ready, if possible by August, but no later than 1 September, 2016. We will be sending regular reminders.
A selection from the contributions will then be edited into the final EBU low vision awareness raising video. The date for the official launch will be announced in October.

For further information and registration, you can contact Romain Ferretti at

Please share this info & call for contributions to the EBU awareness raising video project immediately, since holidays are fast approaching for most people.

We look very much forward to hearing from you!

Birgitta J. Blokland
Coordinator EBU LV awareness raising video project 2016