"Facciamoci vedere" Conference

In Genoa took place the 3rd edition of an exhibition promoted by UICI and showcasing high-tech devices, training and inclusive projects.
Pier Michele Borra

On February 20th to the 22nd, the 3rd edition of the exhibition Facciamoci Vedere, dall'intuizione all'inclusion (Let's been seen, from intuition to inclusion) was held in Genoa. A journey which began almost a century ago. The initiative stems from the will of UICI's National Directorate to share the best practices put in place by the excellence of individual territories and by the associated national or territorial bodies. The aim was to showcase the best ideas, initiatives and projects led by the Union's regional chapters on the territory which could be integrated at the national level to improve services for people living with vision loss.

Leading initiatives and significant innovations were shown by the UICI's regional councils and from national institutions such as the Regina Margherita National Library of Monza, the Federation of Pro-Blind Institutions, the IRI.FOr Institute for Research Rehabilitation and Training, the Regional Braille Printing of Catania, the Institute of the Blind in Milan, the Institute of the Blind David Chiossone of Genoa, the Sant'Alessio-Margherita di Savoia Regional Centre for the Blind in Rome, the Rittmeyer Institute in Trieste. The exhibition ranged from the presentation of high-tech devices which, if they were marketed at reasonable prices, could represent significant steps towards achieving an ever greater and more complete autonomy for people living with vision loss. Presentations were given on new training projects for the blind and visually impaired and professionals who support inclusion in schools, in the workplace and in society as a whole. Were also shown a wide range of smaller aids, which, when used appropriately, facilitate learning processes and help overcome many small obstacles on a day-to-day basis.

Poster of the event

Our Institute participated with its own stand and video presentation, overhead projector and examples of the materials used in a visual-tactile lab for multisensory stimulation of visually impaired and blind children.


We also showed the three-dimensional translation into prospective bas-relief of the masterpiece by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. Cupid is depicted taking off his blindfold, with the poster of the event as an explicit reference to the knowledge that reveals and elevates, according to the neoplatonic theories of the time (and that blindfold being removed suggests how knowledge and culture can help overcome the difficulties and limitations that blindness and important visual impairment entail, but which can and must be tackled). Visitors were invited to explore the tactile representation to discover its aesthetic and iconographic qualities.


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