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Marica Branchesi: Abbiamo scoperto come ascoltare l’Universo

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Per il ciclo di dirette Facebook Color InSight nel mese di Agosto tratteremo il tema dell’Astronomia.
In un precedente articolo (Astronomia Tattile: In viaggio tra le stelle su una navicella arancione.) abbiamo rpesentato i primi due ospiti che interverranno, Andrea Alimenti, Presidente dell’Associazione Pontina di Astronomia APA-lan e responsabile del Gruppo Divulgazione Inclusiva Unione Astrofili Italiani, e Andrea Miccoli, responsabile della didattica per disabili visivi.

Malerweg, walking to conquer the picturesque.

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If it is called the Painters’ Path it will be because it is picturesque.
The definitions of “picturesque” are many.
“Everything that lends itself to a pictorial representation has certain qualities: variety and a pleasant disorder.”
More simply “what arouses interest or evokes aesthetic, or in any case visual, emotions due to the presence of unusual elements”

Arcobalegno (Rainbowood) or #EverythingWillBeBetter

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I wish to share this work of art with friends and followers of NoisyVision.
It might seem born from the connection between the themes addressed in the last two Facebook LIVE of Yellow Happy Hour.
We talked about Accessible Art and DescriVedendo with Rosa Garofalo and about colors and rainbows with Marta Telatin.
Arcobalegno (Rainbowood) is a colorful and accessible work of art, as it can be easily imagined by the blind, it can be touched and, as Marta says, with a particular sensitivity one can perceive the different vibrations of the colors.

I am rare. Actually unique. Rare Disease Day

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“When I found out I was stunned. It was clear that it was #rare but I didn’t think so rare. After a while I began to realize that you are rare, but there are also many rare diseases. The cool thing is that at a certain point you start to feel you #sexy, in the American sense of the term. Doctors look at you curiously, the specialists can’t wait to explore under your eye. You laugh, a smile for every time you cried. I have a big karmic debt in smiles. At the moment I have cried more than I smiled. I think I will smile today today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow. I hope I will not stop. #ifeelsexy ”

When touching is forbidden,

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When I was 18 years I was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome and it took me another eighteen years to understand which were the consequences of this disease and realize that it is one of the main causes of deaf blindness.
The level of hearing loss and low vision still allows me to have a quite normal communication despite when I don’t succeed in reading lips or when the volume of the telecomunication devices is not adequate.
I have already written about the difficulties that hearing impaired can have nowadays during this pandemic caused by Coronavirus.
Today, in this article, I want to talk about the sense of touch.
This sense is very important for deaf blind people because it allows them to communicate.
If you have never seen how it is possible to communicate with the tactile sign language you can watch this video
As far as the actual social restrictions of quarantine are concerned, it’s obvious that some actions and facilities should be granted to deaf blind people otherwise they wouldn’t be able to live and survive.
Perhaps they would use gloves or they would wash their hands carefully.