On 30.9. and 1.10.2019 in Kendros Hotel, Plovdiv, a two-day seminar was held with resource associates to the NRCB, under the subject “Basic rehabilitation of visually impaired people” within the “Expanding the activity of VIP Center to the NRCB – Plovdiv Project. More than 30 participants from the whole country took part in it – resource associates to the NRCB. Among the presented topics were the NRCB services of Orientation and mobility, Everyday skills, Braille, Information technologies, Visual rehabilitation, Vocational training and Training in proactive behavior at the labor market. The attendants listened attentively to the presented subjects and took an active part in the follow-up discussion with the Center’s experts.

A training workshop for museum and gallery workers on the subject of Access to historical and cultural heritage for visually impaired people was held on 26.9.2019 from 10:30 to 14:00 at the Archaeological underpass in Plovdiv. The event was hosted by NRCB and Trakart Gallery.

It is part of the project BG05М9ОР001-2.011-0001 - "Expanding the Center for Mutual Assistance, Integration and Support” of the National Rehabilitation Center for the Blind - Plovdiv" Project, funded by the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development, “Equal Chances” procedure.

On 17.9.2019 in the art-gallery under the "Expanding the Center for Mutual Assistance, Integration and Support” of the National Rehabilitation Center for the Blind - Plovdiv" Project, was held the social experiment “A cup of coffee in the darkness” with a great interest by the visitors. The guests of the gallery had the opportunity to put on black eyeglasses, which absolutely limited their eyesight, thus engulfing their selves in the world of the visually impaired. After that, accompanied by an assistant, they had a cup of coffee and some sweets, while discussing the problems of the visually impaired people and the challenges in their every-day life. The participants expressed their feeling and impressions in an album and the prevailing feeling among them was a surprise by the overwhelming and powerful feeling of helplessness, which they felt.

корица духът е воляThe academic university press “Talent” to the University of Agribusiness and Rural Development, Plovdiv, invites the citizens and guests of the city to the official presentation of the book “The spirit is willpower” by Radka Dimitrova, part of the “Personal encyclopedia” series. The author, led by the desire to break the stereotypes, accompanying the attitude towards disabled people, presents 88 stories of people with special needs and proves that the obstacles we overcome give us the most valuable life lessons.

The presentation of the book will take place on 26 September, 2019 at 17:00 pm at the auditorium 7 of the UARD – 78 Dunav Boulevard, Plovdiv.

A training seminar for museum and gallery workers on the subject of Access to historical and cultural heritage for visually impaired people will be held on 26.9.2019 from 10:30 to 14:00 at the NRCB, Plovdiv.

Among the discussed topics will be the attitude of visually impaired people to works of art, historical and cultural heritage; eye diseases, which impede the overall impression of works of art; creating an adapted environment for visually impaired people in the museums; the ways to facilitate the understanding of works of art by visually impaired people; production of relief and 3D images and adapted representation of works of art for the visually impaired.