2023 (EN)

The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT celebrated "National Braille Day": an anniversary established by Law No. 126 of 3 August 2007. It is celebrated annually on 21 February, as a moment to raise public awareness of blind people, coinciding with the World Day for the Defence of Linguistic Identity promoted by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). In fact, this system allows blind people to access the written cultural heritage of humanity.
As part of this day, the Foundation with the Museum of Peace - one of the most important in the world for adaptation to the blind and with innovative tactile maps and works - promotes suitable awareness-raising and solidarity initiatives, as well as studies, conferences, meetings and debates at schools and in the mainstream media, to draw attention and information to the importance of the Braille system in the lives of visually impaired people and of all those directly or indirectly involved in their affairs, in order to develop public policies and private behaviour that broaden the possibilities for real social inclusion and access to culture and information for all those with visual impairments.