Participation to the Enviter program
The Italian Union of the blind and partially sighted Onlus is the partner of the Enviter program. Indeed, the association
is a legally recognised charitable entity for the representation and the safeguarding of the moral and material interests of Italian blind people, whether they are members or not, when dealing the public administration.
The Union purpose is the integration of the visually impaired into society and their unification under one legal body.
The Italian Union for the blind and partially sighted represents all those who don’t see at all or who have average and serious visual impairments. We deal with helping and supporting all our members with the purpose to get from the state, from our region and from local institutions the economic assistance and the technological tools which allow them to improve the quality of their life.
In order to pursue our goal;
We organise conventions, meetings and seminaries with institutions, teachers and school directors.
We organise several aggregative meetings and social journeys.
We offer pick-up service with our own means of the Civil Service or isc volunteers. These volunteers work both in the association and directly with each person. In the first case , the volunteers deal mostly with pick-up service and secretarial works. instead In the second case , which is ruled by the ex article 40, the volunteer is at disposals of the blind or partially sighted person in everyday activities such as.
We organise leisure and recreational courses such as theater and music.
We have got a center of braille and large print transcription whos director is MR Mirco Fava. It is composed by 20 employees and it cooperates with all Italian regions. The large print books are adapted according to the features and visual needs of students through a tyflological assessment. The center provides a technical sheet that is drawn up by the parent or by the school and then sent to the local site of reference and to the Italian library for the blind Regina Margherita in Monza, which is the national institution for the transcription of books for people with visual impairments. It analyses the request and gets an estimate that will be forwarded to the families or to the sections of reference and in turn even to the local authorities for information.
For two years, the institution has taken charge of all the expenses of transcription for the first two classes without the previous authorisation of the authority. After the acceptation of the estimate, the technical sheet and the original books are sent to the Transcription Center that , thanks to the authorisations of the publishing houses, scans the texts, processes them with an ocr program and produces a text file. Then, itscanns the images with a graphic program and forwards it to the transcriber who in turn corrects the whole text file modifies the images and puts them together resetting the book according to the features of the user. The work is received by the transcriber , checked again by the experts and edited into braille or large print, bookbinds it and delivers it to the user.
For books in braille, the text is corrected and edited with specific codes used for its layout. Moreover, if needed, the center can decode the images which will be transposed in relief.
As for braille texts, even books in large print require the correction of the file and a reproduction as faithfull as possible to the original ones and to the technical sheet. The images are analysed and modified in order to provide the user the best comprehension. Smetimes, these images are divided into different sections in order to allow the user to grasp the smallest details. Because of the visual impairment, some exercices are forcely modified compared to the original text to permit their accomplishment which would otherwise be difficult. At the end of the process, the files are tested and, if they pass this last check, they can be printed, bookbinded and delivered to the user. On demand of the families, the center produces also customized notebooks with large lines, more spaces and with a bigger layout and orientation of the pages to help him to study.
Moreover, our organisation supports young blind people in their study activities in public and local institutions schools. In these schools the members of our association perform many advice activities for teachers and school directors and take part in the assessment of didactic training plans.
The experts of tyflopedagogy, personal independence , computer for blind people, motor and sports activities follow blind members even in their non didactic ones and provide advice to their families and to the assistants who help them to study at home.
Finally, in order to promote educational and leisure activities in the free time, during the whole year our association organises further meetings with sighted guys and volunteers, called thematic week ends, and school summer camps.
In order to coordinate all these activities in an effective way , our organisation has created the equipe group: it is about a project which comprises experts which, in addition to propose the activities, they carry out a periodic follow up to analyse the results over time.
This group deals also with guys who, besides visual problems, they have got additional minorities . For these children , less lucky than the others, the organisation promotes , through the equipe group , the activities of basal stimulation and in the particular care of motor ones in the water. The families of all guys , in particular those of these latest, receive a careful counseling and orientation activity addressed to these guys and their families to help them to choose the training paths towards the most suitable employments for people with visual impairments and, in order to do this, it makes use of useful contacts with the psychopedagogical equips of the national health service present in our area.
To conclude, our organisation carries out a meticulous activity
Public Phone: 0736250133
Address: Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impair Via Copernico 8, 63100, Ascoli Piceno AP