Creating Conditions for Decent Life of People with Disabilities

The Czech Radio Endowment Fund fulfils its mission through its long-term projects Světluška and Ježíškova vnoučata and one-off humanitarian collections.

Blind Fan

Blind Fan makes entertainment accessible (2022) by Jakub ŘíkovskýCzech Radio

Blind Fan makes entertainment accessible

Blind Fan, a joint project of the Czech Radio Endowment Fund and Radiožurnál, is a service that makes sports and cultural events accessible to the visually impaired through live audio commentary. 

The live audio commentary notices details (2022) by Jakub ŘíkovskýCzech Radio

The live audio commentary notices details

Radiožurnál Sport commentators pay much more attention to the visual context of the event, i.e. the description of the environment, the playing field, the stands, the players or actors and their non-verbal expressions.

Guide in your headphones (2021) by Milan VobeckýCzech Radio

Guide in your headphones

Live audio commentary is delivered to fans with visual impairments through headphones using basic interpreting technology. The special commentary is based on a classic radio coverage, but is more specific.

Blind Fan notices barriers (2021) by Jan BrychtaCzech Radio

Blind Fan notices barriers 

During events, in addition to live audio description, we also focus on making the venue itself and other services needed in a given situation accessible so that the experience is as authentic as possible.

Sports and theatre experiences (2021) by Milan VobeckýCzech Radio

Sports and theatre experiences

Blind fans have already enjoyed with us, for example, the football derby between Sparta and Slavia, a match of the national ice hockey team, the World Cup in water slalom and biathlon, or the Great Pardubice Cup and the theatre performance The Leaning Church.

Fanhood without barriers (2023) by Blind Fan FoundationCzech Radio

Fanhood without barriers

Being a fan means being part of a community. Being a fan means enjoying the atmosphere of a sporting or other event live. Blind Fan allows you to share emotions with the fan community live and without barriers 🙂

Blind people cheering for the blind (2022) by Blind Fan FoundationCzech Radio

Blind people cheering for the blind

The cheering was all the greater during the qualifying round of the Super European Goalball League, when blind and partially sighted fans enjoyed a sport exclusively for people with visual impairment for the first time. After the matches, the commentators themselves got to experience the game.

Firefly

We glow in the dark (2022) by Martina ŠtěpánkováCzech Radio

We glow in the dark

Firefly is a long-term project of the Czech Radio Endowment Fund that helps people with severe visual impairment of all ages.

Those who see the world through different lens (2022) by Firefly FoundationCzech Radio

Those who see the world through different lens

Whether it is Ivo the sportsman, Žany the creative, Nicole the lawyer or Marie the journalist, we help all people with visual impairment to balance their living conditions and live a full and dignified life.

Living an independent life of your own choice (2021) by Markéta ZavůrkováCzech Radio

Living an independent life of your own choice

Just like us, the visually impaired are trying to live to the fullest, to develop and move closer to the idea of an independent life. Thanks to the support of our donors, we give them a helping hand on this journey and help them cope with the obstacles they have to face because of their disability.

Cafe POTMĚ: All year in the company of our donors (2021) by Jiří ŠedaCzech Radio

All year in the company of our donors: Café POTMĚ

Since 2003, we have been trying to make people happy twice, both by providing continuous financial assistance to the visually impaired and by organising educational and experiential activities for all donors.

Concert Light for the Firefly (2022) by Jiří ŠedaCzech Radio

Donating as a unique experience: Concert Light for the Firefly

We meet our donors regularly at the Night Runs for Firefly, in the Café In the Dark or during the traditional benefit concert Light for Firefly.

Santa's grandchildren

From Vysočina to the whole Czech Republic (2021) by Khalil BaalbakiCzech Radio

From Vysočina to the whole Czech Republic

Santa's Grandchildren is a year-long project of the Czech Radio Endowment Fund, the main highlight of which is the pre-Christmas collection.

Santa's Grandchildren fulfill Christmas wishes of seniors (2021) by Khalil BaalbakiCzech Radio

Santa's Grandchildren fulfill Christmas wishes of seniors

On the website jeziskovavnoucata.cz, people can choose from thousands of wishes of seniors, which are added to the website by the caring staff of homes and residential care homes.

A gift is often just the beginning (2022) by Markéta ZávůrkováCzech Radio

A gift is often just the beginning

As part of the collection, kind donors fulfill Christmas wishes to lonely seniors. And the gift is often just the beginning, because the donors give themselves, their interest and attention in addition to the gift.

Shared experience (2022) by Markéta ZávůrkováCzech Radio

Shared experience

Among the most common wishes of the elderly are practical things for everyday use. But more and more often there are also adventure wishes, which are often only the first step towards long-term friendships and time spent together.

Joy in homes for the elderly (2020) by Khalil BaalbakiCzech Radio

Joy in homes for the elderly

Santa's grandchildren are symbolically opening the doors of the homes to more volunteers and people ready to give their time, care and interest to the lonely elderly.

Czech Radio is Santa's grandchild (2018) by Jiří ŠedaCzech Radio

Czech Radio is Santa's grandchild

Czech Radio also plays an admirable role every year, not only by supporting Santa's grandchildren in broadcasting, but also by personal visits to seniors, concerts, talks or inviting seniors to a live broadcast in the Czech Radio building.

There is no time to waste (2021) by Czech RadioCzech Radio

There is no time to waste

There is no time to waste. It's important not to stop believing in the power of relationships. Whether it's family, friends, neighbors, students, or the relationship between a caregiver and a senior.

Santa's grandchildren create new families (2021) by Khalil BaalbakiCzech Radio

Santa's grandchildren create new families

It is the kind relationships that help overcome the feeling of loneliness of the elderly, as this is twice as true in the homes where they spend their days.

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