Punti di vista
Inclusion. Welcome. Eight women aged between 30 and 40 (Sara Colletti, Simona Silveri, Benedetta Bellucci, Nicoletta Granato, Roberta Simeoni, Germana Mastroiaco, Tiziana Cinardi and Erica Cappellano) and some unforgettable characters like Zampacorta and Duke Puzzoloso. Inclusion means working somewhere you feel at home. It means everybody being able to share the same stories in their own way, “because all children should have access to culture, and all should be given the same opportunities”.
Punti di Vista is a publisher of books for children with sensory and cognitive disabilities. Its members started it after being laid off from their previous jobs and deciding to draw on their experience of adapting textbooks for the visually impaired and blind and extend it to other disabilities. Inclusion means creating stories in multiple versions that can be used with the aim of promoting integration. The tales of Lampadino e Caramella nel MagiRegno degli Zampa (Lampadino and Caramel in the MagiKingdom of Zampa), and the entire Favolosamente Abili (Fabulously Able) project are, in fact, designed for the visually impaired (with attention to the choice of the font and size), for blind people (in Braille), for children on the autism scale through “augmentative and alternative communication” (texts modified by associating each word to an image) or the hearing impaired, thanks to a DVD in which the text is translated into Italian Sign Language (LIS).
Inclusion also means the mannequin with a needle and thread which is at the beginning of the catalog: the possibility of creating a book tailored to each child and to each different degree of disability. Most of all, it means Cartoonable, the first cartoon which all children will be able to enjoy at the same time and a genuinely lovely project. Inclusion is also the idea that Punti di Vista's stories really are for everyone: the alternative augmentative communication for children on the autism spectrum is also suitable for non-disabled children in preschool, just as Lis is a fun game like Chinese shadows... And anyway, as far as children are concerned, there's no such thing as a disability.
The story of Punti di vista has been written by Gaia Manzini, writer.