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.
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Film about blindness competing for the Palm d’Or at Cannes
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A way for those with visual impairments to rediscover monuments
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