XV Day of Braille, Freedom and Human Rights Redemption Announced February 22, 2022

The Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Puglia, for over one hundred years, in synergy with the National UICI, has protected the moral and material interests of the visually impaired, also committed, by all means, to promote cultural emancipation and of the same, to make them the main protagonists of their existence.

Despite the great achievements in the field of education for the blind and visually impaired in schools, the integration process has not yet been completed, but has a long way to go: the school still does not guarantee equal opportunities for learning and access for young blind and visually impaired people. People, culture and information. For example, adapted school texts arrive late, home help is lacking, as well as counseling for parents and teachers who too often do not have specific training and do not know Braille, which for the blind is an essential condition for full autonomy and effective inclusion in social, pedagogical , Work and cultural fabric.

The Italian Parliament intends to become the illustrated inventor of the writing and reading code, which has been used by all blind people in the world since the middle of the 19th century, on 21 February with Law no. 126 of 03.08.2007, National Day of the Braille, both for not failing to unleash the extraordinary and irreplaceable method, the result of the brilliant intuition and lively intelligence of the young Louis Braille, and also to raise awareness among the citizens. Age and condition, in the consciousness of a system, as diverse as it is inclusive. The date was chosen because it was simultaneously promoted by UNESCO on World Day for the Defense of Linguistic Identity.

The Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Puglia, this year also in collaboration with that of Calabria, wants to increase your commitment to remembrance and awareness raising, on February 22, 2021 in an audio-video conference, at the Zoom Platform. The event is also broadcast live on the UICI Puglia Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UICIPUGLIA

The program is as follows:

Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired ONLUS APS – Regional Council of Puglia and Regional Council of Calabria



February 22, 2022

“DE BRAILLE: A story of points.


10:00 am: “Presentation of the initiative and opening of the works”; Prof Antonio Giampietro, Moderator, Teacher and Head of Communication and Information at UICI Puglia.

Greetings from the UICI Regional Presidents of Puglia and Calabria.

“Greetings from the UICI National President, the President of the National Federation of Pro-Blind Institutions, the UICI National Manager and the President of the Braille Club”.

“Gross of the regional political and educational authorities of Puglia and Calabria”.

10:30 a.m .: “Discovery of the Louis Braille Museum Collection by the Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano”; Projection of the film; Commentary and testimony by Prof. Giancarlo Abba, Teacher, Tiflopedagogista, and Prof. Franco Lisi, Scientific Director of the same institute.

10:50 a.m .: “The Braille Code: A Copernican Revolution in Steps with Information Technology”; Prof. Giuseppe Lapietra, Member of the UICI National Directorate, Former Director of Training and Refresher Courses, Organized by the NATIONAL I.Ri.Fo.R.

11:05 a.m.: “Services to support the scholastic inclusion of students with visual impairments, guaranteed by the Puglia region”; Avv Valentina Romano, Director of the Puglia Region Welfare Department.

11:20 a.m .: “The Word to the Students of Puglia and Calabria: Questions for the Experts”.

12:30 pm: “Conclusion of the works”.


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