The winning Section of Section in the spotlight, may edition, is ESN Lecce with the event Visioni parallele
The project, in collaboration with the Association Unione Ciechi Lecce, consists of three tasting meetings in the darkness of local drinks, like beer, wine and licors from Salento.
At the first meeting, the participants were divided into groups of 3 or 4. First, they handed their phones and received eye masks, later visual-impaired waiters let them sit in a completely dimly-lit room.
The Erasmus students, together with other participants, were guided by a group of visually-impaired experts through a captivating path of smells and tastes, in the dark they were able to experiment for more than two hours the life of blind people, discovering themselves again and looking out to a new world, trying as well to learn how to interact with it.
Participants asked several questions about accessibility and social inclusion, showing interest towards the topic.
Another positive note for the realization of the event was the financing, completely covered by the Student Council and the suppliers of local products.
The other two meetings are already fully booked with more than 70 participants, including 45 Erasmus students.
This event fits perfectly into the Social Inclusion Days, two weeks during which the Erasmus students realize the difficulties that the disabled people encounter on their daily journey.