From June to September, by purchasing Schesir’s products, you too will help us achieve new goals for many deaf-blind children.
For deaf-blind children supported by the Lega del Filo d’Oro, every small step towards autonomy is a truly remarkable achievement.
Not being able to see, hear and speak. These are the premises of a state of absolute isolation. Yet, even for those living with this condition, there is a place for them to connect with others and overcome the communication barrier that separates them.
Since 1964, the Lega del Filo d’Oro has been aiming to provide deaf-blind and psychosensory multidisabled individuals with assistance, education, rehabilitation and reintegration into their family and society.
NEW NATIONAL CENTRE ACCOMMODATION FOR SCHOOL-AGED GUESTS.
The Lega del Filo d’Oro is currently working on building the new National Centre in Osimo (in the province of Ancona), a state-of-the-art facility in Europe that will double services for
deaf-blind people and their families.
The activities of the school-aged children that are now staying at the Rehabilitation Centre in Osimo will also be transferred to the new National Centre. Children staying at the Centre for continuous periods will have access to apartments specially designed for them.
In fact, all furnishing elements must be designed to make them easier for children to use, so as to favour their autonomy in compliance with general safety standards.
For example, wall units and wardrobes will have coloured edges contrasting with the surface, so that they can be better distinguished by those who have residual vision; the doors will have a sliding mechanism that makes them easier to open, with an ergonomic rubber handle.
In addition, to ensure greater safety, any stairs, steps, height differences and possible protruding objects will be either eliminated or marked. All these measures are also essential to allow our guests to make the most of their residual senses.
Schesir has contributed to creating the furniture for the bedrooms of the new Centre.
In these rooms, built and furnished to measure for those who cannot see and hear, all children will be able to further improve their ability to perform small but important everyday gestures on their own, such as opening and closing a drawer, picking up a glass or holding a spoon in their hands, getting dressed and ready in the morning to go to the school classrooms.
For the children staying at the Centre, the normality of daily life thus becomes a continuous opportunity to improve their self-esteem and self-confidence, so that they can grow up in a more serene way, respecting their own habits and listening to their needs.