The Prefect of Bologna

The Prefect of Bologna at the Istituto Cavazza.

Wednesday, January 28th, the Prefect of Bologna, Dr. Angelo Tranfaglia visited our Institute.
Accompanied by Cavazza's President Pier Michele Borra, its Director Mario Barbuto and Counsellor Ernesto Dini, the Prefect primarily visited the Anteros Museum where blind and visually impaired persons with an art and aesthetic background reproduce numerous ancient and modern masterpieces in tridimensional format. The group then made a stop at the Educational Counselling Service formed with experts in education, special eds, computer science, mobility, etc. who focus on school integration of children and youth living with vision loss in relationship with their families, schools and social health services. The visit continued on to the Low Vision Centre where are tested special devices, for example the CCTVs used to enlarge images for people with residual vision.
Finally, the Prefect visited the Technology Help Centre

responsible for the development and maintenance of computer and multimedia aids necessary to allow blind people the access to information, communication and culture through the use of computers and many high tech products.
The Prefect had a talk with workers, collaborators, and the staff of the various services to whom he heartily expressed praises for the initiatives and work done with such passion and competence.
The visit concluded with a meeting in the boardroom of the Institute during which the Prefect manifested a particular interest for the Institute's activities ensuring his own availability

Picture - The Prefect of Bologna Doctor Angelo Tranfaglia

to rapidly return on a second visit on the occasion of the graduation ceremony for young blind people who have completed the course of switchboard operators and will be receiving their diplomas.

Picture - From left, Dr. Dini, the Prefect of Bologna Angelo Tranfaglia and Pier Michele Borra