Vallarta Shows Its Support for Persons With Deafblindness
DIF System for Development of Family Vallarta

July 6, 2023

What is deafblindness? (The World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB))

The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta, headed by Mayor Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez, joined the activities on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Deafblindness, which is commemorated every June 27, through a program of activities whose objective is to raise awareness among the population to continue weaving an inclusive culture in the municipality through strategies that facilitate the integration of people with disabilities.

For the third time, Mexican cities joined the social event called "Graffiti-weaving for the awareness of deafblindness and multiple disabilities", convened by the organization Deafblind International (DBI), which in Puerto Vallarta consisted of a march in which dozens of people participated from the Multiple Attention Center (CAM) No. 21 and moved to the Plaza de Armas, where written messages were placed around the kiosk and other activities that symbolize the union of people for multiple disabilities were carried out.

According to INEGI's 2020 census, in Mexico there are 2,920,513 people with some degree of deafblindness and among them 520,393 with total or near-total deafblindness.

Representing Profe Michel, Councilwoman Maria Elena Curiel Preciado, who chairs the Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Edilicia Commission, acknowledged the realization of such a noble and important event. "As a government we will continue working to implement public policies for the benefit of this community, as well as to continue transforming our port into an inclusive city fit for all. For this, it is important to continue cultivating this type of events and actions that raise awareness among the population about the importance of continuing to weave an inclusive culture in Puerto Vallarta."

The teacher and supervisor of Zone 8 of Special Education. Dalia Esther Gomez Virgen, recalled that in 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden, this day was instituted in honor of the birth of activist Helen Keller, a famous woman, writer and great human being who showed the human nature of deafblindness and its potential; she also invited to reflect on the "Declaration of the basic needs of deafblind people."

Students and teachers of the CAM "Roberto Solís Quiroga", parents, educational authorities and other institutions also participated.

This material was translated from Spanish using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

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