Donato Di Pierro is the founder and editor of the blog STARGARDT… e dintorni
Donato is suffering from a variant of Stargardt disease, juvenile macular degeneration that affects the central part of the retina, the one that has the function to make us see the details.
Non-profit tour operators, for 21 years “with” and “for” the territory. Lovers of their land, living breathe it every day.
Retina Italia Onlus is the National Association for the fight against inherited retinal dystrophies. On of the main purpose is the promotion and development of scientific research for the identification of the causes, treatment and prevention of retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, inherited retinal dystrophies and other diseases that cause low vision and blindness.
The Usher Syndrome Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness and accelerate research for the most common genetic cause of combined deafness and blindness.
Do you remember the story of Lizzy?
She is the little girl from Ohio with Usher Syndrome that in 2016 was all over the news because she was able to meet Pope Francis, as one of her Bucket List wishes.
Movimento Lento is a Social Promotion Association that promotes “slow travel” as a lifestyle.
Since 2011 they have been working throughout Italy to rediscover ancient routes and trace new routes.
The association La Girobussola, born in Bologna in october 2013, promote mobility of people with visual disability, intended as an opportunity to live a complete experience of travel, meeting, dialogue and exchange with a community, outside of the mainstream tourist networks and organized “all inclusive” tours.
The vEyes project was born on June 20th, 2012 in order to initially create an open hardware / software platform, on which to integrate “building blocks”, that are solutions based on wearable technologies that can support people with visual impairment in daily actions (reading a text on paper, moving about avoiding obstacles, accessing drug information leaflets or label information on food products, integrating and making accessible biomedical devices such as glucometers or sphygmomanometers, etc.).
The aim of Artemisia is to create a network of Italian parents with disabled children, so that they can support each other and share personal experiences and useful information.