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Thursday, December 9, 2021

October 15: White Cane Celebration Day

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The Lighthouse of the Blind of Greece and the Museum of Touch celebrate for 2021, as every year, the International White Cane Day, with actions dedicated to the major issue of accessibility of visually impaired people and the need to establish good practices and equal opportunities in this direction.

Today and on the day of the celebration (Saturday, October 16), the Museum will have its gates open to the general public from 09.00 to 16.00 and from 9.00 to 15.00 respectively, with free informative - educational activities of experiential character. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested, of any age, to get acquainted with the unique Touch Museum and to understand the importance of its contribution to the equal and universal accessibility of those who do not see the richness of our cultural heritage.

 

Visitors have the opportunity to attend guided tours based on different exhibits which will tell a unique history of ancient Athens, the theme dedicated to "200 years since the Revolution - Greece 1821-2021" and try the MANDO Blind Autonomous Navigation application, the which was created in the framework of the Operational Program "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" NSRF 2014-2020. For tour planning, you can contact the Secretariat at 210 9415222.

On the occasion of the International White Cane Day, a symbol of independent movement of people with visual impairments, but also to raise public awareness worldwide, the Lighthouse of the Blind of Greece organizes an online event, on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6.00 pm. The aim of the event is to highlight the issues of accessibility to Museums - places of culture and the independent-autonomous movement of people with visual impairments.

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