Praia, Oct 15 (Inforpress) – A group of visually impaired people marched this Thursday in the city of Praia, appealing to citizens for the importance of “White Bengal” and also for the problems a blind person faces in their day-to-day life.
Speaking to the press, the president of the Visually Impaired Association of Cabo Verde (ADEVIC), Marciano Monteiro, said the event aims “to raising awareness among the citizens of Praia and also draw attention to the problems a blind person faces in his/her day-to-day”.
“We wanted to show people that the White Bengal is a symbol of independence, freedom and trust, because its use allows the visually impaired to move freely, within the constraints existing in the city and not only,” Monteiro said.
According to the same source, with this march they want to draw attention to the competent authorities to the need to create conditions in order people with visual impairment to have their mobility and opportunity, just like other people.
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