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Low vision, struggle for visibility

We tell you the story of a project carried out by different professionals in the town of Villa Maria. An inclusion project for people with low vision.

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 Because, in this world and in this society, it is necessary to fight for more and more.  These young people from Villa Maria know this and decide to make visible a section of the population that  is often excluded because of his condition . It's about people with low vision. A complicated diagnosis, which is little known and  often minimized. 

The task of this group of  professionals is  to disseminate information and create  awareness campaigns  about the importance of caring for this sector. In addition, it generates containment and training facilities  for people with this disability. For example, tutorials for activating functions in electronic devices, broadcasting applications with audio description such as Teilu. Or, simply,  the availability of  texts read    by   people who join the campaigns.

I have low vision is the name they gave to the organization. This is a group of  low vision communication professionals,  which seeks to  inform about the needs and rights  of people suffering from this diagnosis.Once the goal was set, they started to generate content on  social networks and through a blog. 

What do we do if we see less?

 “ We approach Visual Disability from the perspective of new socio-cultural paradigms, which consider people with disabilities as full and legal subjects”,  describe these professionals in their networks. In this regard, it is important to stress that the work they do is extremely important, since it is linked to the struggle for  human rights. 

 “ We are not talking about integration or inclusion, but about contributing to the formation of a society so that people with and without disabilities can live together in equality, equity and with a deep respect for differences.”  The creation of new paradigms is linked to communication, and they know it. Therefore, they try to disseminate content to generate new conceptions around different topics. Because “disabilities” are conditions generated by physical spaces and  the capacitista culture itself, which excludes these sectors of the population. Therefore, the struggle for visibility of different realities,  the construction of new discourses  on different disabilities and training in this area are very important in this area. conjuncture.

Among all

Its platforms have  all the options  to  make it easier to read and listen to content.  Like increasing the size of the font, or audiovisual content that is understandable through different channels.In addition, they work with people who have similar initiatives, disseminating their work.For example, the broadcast of the channel  “Leemos para vos”,  by  a blind Mendoza , reaches the entire  population with visual impairment in Cordoba, through “  Tengo Baja Visión”.  Thus,  networks of containment  and union are created for the fight  for the rights  of this community.

On the part of people who have their visual capacity at 100%, it is important that there is an interest to contact these non-profit enterprises and contribute a bit of sand.  Because we can  be the voice of those who have no vision.  We can show and learn about other ways to get to know the world.  That is why we need to be ready to  listen to the suggestions and requests of the visually impaired . Because  an equitable society cannot be built by only a few.  A community in which there is justice must be thought and activated together. Taking into account the  different perspectives and working as a team  to carry out several alternatives.

Publication Date: 22/08/2020

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