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Eurovision 2019: Broadcaster wins award for accessibility project

The Israeli broadcaster KAN wins an award for their accessibility project at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. They win the award for broadcasting the shows in sign language and with audio descriptions

It is time to overview what the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 brought to the table and, eventually, give it some recognition with titles and awards.

After Portugal's broadcaster, RTP, won multiple awards for hosting Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon, it is time that the Israeli broadcaster, KAN, follows the lead. And the first one has already arrived.

The broadcaster has been recognized with a Booster Award, which recognizes successful technology and ideas, for their accessibility project at Eurovision 2019:

Given by the Israeli Marketing Association, the inclusion of sign language interpretation and audio description at this year's Eurovision Song Contest made an impression and made KAN deserving of the title.

This project is a blessing. It turns this entire event from an event for some of the population to an event for the entire populationMember of KAN

The broadcaster celebrated the news on their social media and even uploaded a behind the scenes video with the challenges, inspirations and evolution of this unique project:

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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