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Como, museum "Paolo Giovio" is accessible to people with visual impairment

People with visual impairment (blind and visually impaired) can also visit the exhibition path of the "Paolo Giovio" Archaeological Museum in Como. Inside the exhibit spaces of the museum will be installed Braille room cards created by the National Library for the Blind "Regina Margherita" of Monza in collaboration with the "Unione Italiana Ciechi Ipovedenti" of Como. The panels will be placed inside each room and will contain information on exposed materials and objects belonging to the Protostoric and Roman era. In this way - through touch - even people with visual impairment can immerse themselves in the story of history and know the past of the city.

A first step towards an ever-increasing inclusion path. The next goal is to equip the "Paolo Giovio" museum of individual information panels associated with all the works that can be taped, in order to further expand the sensory experience of those who can not admire the museum with the eyes. But thanks to these tools you can know the finds through the touch.

For the Mayor of Como, Mario Lucini, this initiative "makes our city more and more accessible to everyone, giving Como added value". It also highlights the importance of the work done in synergy between different associations: the local Uici section together with the Italian Women's Center and Agora, cultural meetings in Albania.

"It allows us to visit the museum autonomously," said Claudio La Corte, Como's blind and visually impaired union president - and everything that goes in the direction of autonomy and inclusion is positive, we have been working for years in this regard; For us In fact, it is crucial to be able to touch and discover using tact, hands allow us to see, replace the view. "

The "Paolo Giovio" is not the only coma museum that in these years is equipped with tools to encourage the inclusion of people with visual disabilities. From 2012, even the painters of the Como Pinacoteca have braille captions throughout the medieval area: "That is why we thank the UICI who has taught us so much in these years", concludes the assessor Luigi Cavadini.