9 May, 2021

Radio26.Cu – Matanzas, Cuba

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The vital enthusiasm of the disabled.

Niños con visión baja o limitada pertenecientes a la Escuela para ciegos y débiles visuales Antonio Suárez Domínguez, reciben atención integral para su desarrollo, en el aniversario 50 de la Educación Especial, en Camagüey el 2 de diciembre de 2011. AIN FOTO/ Rodolfo BLANCO CUE

Children with low or limited vision belonging to the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Antonio Suárez Domínguez receive integral attention for their development, on the 50th anniversary of Special Education, in Camagüey.

…Photo / Rodolfo Blanco Cué


There are people who arouse tender admiration and one looks at them and feels them as an enthusiasm that springs from their vital essence and extends to all those around them.

I am referring to the members of the Association of Limited Physicists-Motors (ACLIFIM), the Blind and Visually Impaired (ANCI) and the Deaf and hard of hearing (ANSOC) and is that they do not allow themselves to be inhibited by the blockade that affects them both because of the lack of high technology equipment of North American origin, nor because of the very ups and downs of current life. Every time you see them or communicate with them, an incredible breath renews the hopes of living in a better world.

I approach the topic because the National Opportunities Equalization Week is being held these days, which will conclude next Monday, March 3, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

In this day they meet in each locality to increase the culture of protection, because they need measures tending to eliminate architectural or subjective barriers.

According to reports from the cubaminrex.cu site, Cuba is one of the few territories in Latin America that increased the number ofspecial schools and expanded the capacities to raise the schooling of children with various types of difficulties.

Likewise, this inclusion in work offers, general access to culture and sports and in the project of the new Constitution, to referendum in the month of February of the incoming 2019, where their rights are revalidated in several articles of the Magna Carta.