The winners of the Paralympic games of literatureby Beatrice Credi - 2012.12.13
Vienna hosted the sixth edition of “Literaturpreis Ohrenschmaus” a literary prize for writers with intellectual disabilities. Prose and poetry reviewed by a jury of first floor which this year received 146 new works and gives a winners prizes which worth € 3000. A stimulating event which was attended by families and friends, including academics and publishers. A fantastic opportunity also to experience the so-called paradigm shift articulated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. According to which, through the development of appropriate tools, people with disabilities are citizens with full rights. For this reason the talented authors with disabilities must be able to be read like any other. However, it was pointed out during the ceremony, the literary talent can easily be hidden if you do not support the full inclusion in education of students with disabilities.
When welfare doesn’t help, think about Crowdfunding
An increasing number of disabled people in England are forced to turn towards crowdfunding online to obtain a wheelchair. The massive use of this form of collective funding comes from the rigid rules with which the health system in the UK decides who is eligible to receive financial help for Read More.
Video action games improve dyslexic children’s reading skills
A recent study published in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports reveals that these video games improve not only visual attention, but also verbal memory. The researchers have discovered that improvements in reading speed, following a few hours of playing a typical video action game is due to stimulation of specific Read More.
Parma gives taxi vouchers to the disabled and single women
The initiative started on Monday, July 17 and was organised by the Municipality of Parma to provide taxi vouchers to people with disabilities, single women and people over 65. The project was launched due to the reduced operating schedules of the public transport service during the Summer. The Municipality wants Read More.
With his photos he denounces the consequences of Monsanto
Ghost towns devastated by pollution and generations of children with disabilities. These are just some of the images by the Franco-Venezuelan photographer Mathieu Asselin that you can admire at the Rencontres d'Arles exhibition. A work, which we can undoubtedly define as a denunciation, lasted for five years. During which the Read More.
Many events throughout Italy for the next Dyslexia Week
To emphasize the potentiality of children and young people with Specific Learning Disorders (DSA) rather than their difficulties. Here is the goal of the 2nd edition of the National Dyslexia Week in Italy, organized by the Italian Dislexia Association (AID), which will be held from 2 to 8 October, as Read More.
In fashion world beautiful models don’t need two real legs
Stacy Paris is the first model to walk down the runway who is also a double amputee, having lost both her legs. The 31-year-old British woman had had a necrotizing fascitis in 2009 after a vacation in France that ended up costing her both her legs. But Miss Paris did Read More.