Chirping in the dark

The goal of the project is to bring the blind and partially sighted people in the nature, in particular in the world of birds. The second more innovative goal is to understand whether the blind have characteristics that make them more receptive to evaluate and recognise the voices of birds.

After a good training and practice, the blind may be able to "see" the nature around them by "reading with ears" the forest, agricultural landscapes and city parks. The visually impaired could also be good guides for guided tours, "observing" the forest from a different perspective as well as providing outstanding scientific contribution in this field.

Funded by: 8x1000 Chiesa Valdese

Contact point: Chiara Crotti (crotti@eliante.it)