WelCom May 2023
Tactile maps and illustrative panels in braille are planned to be installed in several churches in Rome, for which short videos translated into LIS (Italian Sign Language) will also be available. The objective of the protocol of agreement, signed in April, is to enable interactive access of Deaf and blind people to some churches in Rome’s historical centre. Thanks to an MOU agreement – stemming from the Apostolic Movement of the Blind – itineraries of faith and art will be created so that places of worship are effectively accessible to the sensory disabled. Specifically in churches, illustrative panels will be placed with descriptions in braille, maps in high relief and QR codes that refer to contributions in video and audio.