Davide Valacchi, a 28-year-old man from Bologna, Italy, has been blind since the age of 9. Yet, with the help of his friends Michele Giuliano, a 37-year-old professional chef, and Samuele Spriano, a 25-year-old martial arts student and trainee, he was able to plan and implement an intercontinental awareness-raising sport challenge called “I to eye”: a tandem journey across thirteen countries and two continents, from Rome to Beijing.
The World Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) will be holding their third Joint General Assemblies in Madrid, Spain on 19-24 June 2020. The Joint General Assemblies conducted in Bangkok (2012) and Orlando (2016) highlighted the synergy between WBU and ICEVI and we are together again, this time with ONCE, promoting the rights of persons with visual impairment.
The aim of the Conference is to present and share up-to-date pedagogical, technological and social venues to enhance education, rehabilitation and social inclusion of people with Visual Impairments, by modifying environment and improving technology.