Überschrift Schirmherrin Englisch
Opening address of Ms Renate Reymann, President of the German Federation for the Blind and Partially Sighted (DBSV)
Text Schirmherrin Englisch
Ladies and Gentlemen
I have followed the work of designer Gregor Strutz and his colleagues at Andere Augen with great interest and sympathy for some time. Their projects are groundbreaking. Dedication and originality single out their approach to the diversity of human perception, making them accessible to disabled and abled alike. I regard their work as vital.
I am hugely impressed by the commitment Gregor Strutz shows as an innovator and ambassador for everyday design solutions for the blind and partially sighted, and the hands-on way in which he works, in keeping with the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The illustrated book «Andere Augen» and the touring exhibition «Andere Augen - An Exhibition about Vision» invite sighted readers and visitors to participate in the lives of the blind and partially sighted in a hugely sensitive and impressive manner. This is an important contribution towards the promotion of accessibility, independence and social participation and the furthering of a natural relationship between the disabled and non-disabled!
The DBSV, as the central federal association for the blind and partially sighted in Germany, will be following the Andere Augen project with great interest and be happy to lend its ongoing support now and in future. I am delighted to assume patronage of Andere Augen.
I would like to extend my best wishes for the future to Andere Augen and their committed members. I truly hope there will be many supporters and, above all, many actively engaged visitors, who will leave the exhibition with a fuller understanding of the issues.
I very much hope that we win your support for the touring exhibition. As Andere Augen's patron I would be delighted if this wonderful exhibition were able to tour in your county or town as well.
President of the German Association
for the Blind and Partially Sighted - DBSV