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Visually impaired ‘actors’ shoot movie for sighted population

It can be hard for those who see perfectly to understand the life of the visually impaired, To address this, the Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union recently presented a short instruction movie in Trenčín. Its authenticity is ensured by the fact that the actors are both visually impaired people and the movie was shot in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

It can be hard for those who see perfectly to understand the life of the visually impaired, To address this, the Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union recently presented a short instruction movie in Trenčín. Its authenticity is ensured by the fact that the actors are both visually impaired people and the movie was shot in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

“The film points out that if those with perfect sight manage details and correct habits in their contacts with blind people their mutual interaction is more pleasant and agreeable for both sides. I appreciate very much the willingness of visually impaired actors to participate in the project and express with their own words how society perceives and handles those who are visually impaired,” project coordinator Silvia Ondrejičková told the TASR newswire.

She added that the movie shows six situations in the everyday life of visually impaired people: a ride on city transport; travel to a specific destination; having a meal in a restaurant; arranging administrative issues with a guide; meeting acquaintances in the street; and visiting a cultural event with a guide. The movie is more than 22 minutes long and will be distributed to all the regional centres of the union, to universities focused on social work, and will also be made available on the union’s website, unss.sk. The union has more than 4,700 members associated in 68 branches and its aim is to help and advise visually impaired people in each of Slovakia’s regions.

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