The new edition of the “Equal Readers” project, conceived by editions la meridiana to promote accessible reading, is now in full swing. In fact, next Monday the traveling library will start, one of the most important actions of the project, which will involve children, teachers, school groups, educators and parents. During the first edition of the project, editions la meridiana equipped itself with a qualified “library” of accessible books: books in Braille, audio books, books in Lis, Silent books, Caa books and in symbols. Now it makes them available, with a real tour of Puglia dedicated to promoting accessible reading and socio-cultural inclusion of people with physical and mental disabilities or with language or learning difficulties.
We start from Brindisi, on Monday 28, with the week-long program which will be based at the “GB Perasso” Primary School (Corso Roma 89). During the week of stay in Brindisi – sponsored and supported by the Municipality – it will be possible to freely visit the Itinerant Library, participate in workshops for children and animated readings, take part in meetings for primary and secondary school teachers. The complete program will be presented in the opening initiative, which will take place on Monday 28 November at 5 pm in the Auditorium of the Perasso primary school (Corso Roma 89), in the presence of the head teacher, Maria Luisa Pastorelli, the mayor of Brindisi Riccardo Rossi , the prefect of Brindisi, Carolina Bellantoni and the director of editions la meridiana, Elvira Zaccagnino.
During the initiative, Ilaria Bortone of Imt Lab Exprivia will give a speech on the theme “Technologies to promote social (and digital) equality”, while the Councilor for School and Welfare of the Municipality of Brindisi, Isabella Lettori, and the president of the Zorba social cooperative, Annamaria Ricciotti, will discuss the relationship between access to reading and social and cultural inclusion and the importance of promoting accessible reading, especially among children and teenagers. The initiative will end with the animated reading of accessible books by Anna Pia De Sario. On the editions la meridiana website it is possible to consult the complete calendar of initiatives: meetings with teachers and school groups, presentations of accessible books and much more.
The activities will continue until Sunday 4 December. The traveling library “Lettori alla Pari” will be open to visits by school groups, by reservation. The library of “Lettori alla Pari” will continue its journey in various cities of Puglia in the coming weeks. The municipalities that have already joined the project are Terlizzi, Ruvo di Puglia, Corato, Andria, Trani, Fasano, Foggia and Cavallino.