Cavazza: From Past to
by Pier Michele Borra
Celebrating the Institute's 130th anniversary and the 90th year of the National Federation of Institutions for the Blind.
In June 2011, two events took place to celebrate the
130th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute for the Blind
Francesco Cavazza of Bologna and the 90th anniversary of the foundation of
the National Federation of Institutions for the Blind.
For many years, he also was a voice within the Italian
Blind Union and the National Federation of Institutions for the Blind on
the limits and gaps of the process of full integration of people living
with vision loss in schools and in society.
|the Federation and Union intend to continue developing even in this complex and delicate period we are living in. During his lecture, Andrea Canevaro spoke of the important outcomes achieved in the past years relating to the inclusion and integration of persons with disabilities, and particularly expressed the importance to continue the efforts|
|research and updating services and activities contributing to the full access of all to education, work and society. The event was broadcasted directly on Radio Oltre, the Institute's Web radio. To all participants in the event, we wish to express our appreciation for their attention and contribution, particular thanks to Professor Canevaro,|
|and our profound consideration for their determination to continue working together to build opportunities for learning and growth for all those who are earnestly involved and who strongly believe in the possibility and necessity for a complete and full social and cultural integration of blind and visually impaired people.|