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Erika Labbé Conducted Seminars and Workshops at the University of Padova, Italy

“Before the workshops, for our team the words ‘inclusive dissemination’ were just words, but now they have become a motivating idea that everyone is thinking about how to approach,” they noted from the European university.
Picture of the attendees and the speaker from the initial workshop seminar.

01/18/2024

The astronomer and dissemination coordinator of the Institute of Astrophysical Studies of the Diego Portales University, Erika Labbé, traveled to Padova, Italy, to carry out different activities at the Università degli Studi di Padova – Complesso Paolotti between December 12th and 19th, 2023.

This work was thanks to a collaboration with the nuclear physics dissemination project “Stella Sulla Terra”, of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), at the Galileo Galilei Department of Physics at the University of Padova.

“I spent a week in Padova, financed by funds from the INFN itself, and my work consisted of giving an open seminar, and a series of training sessions to the team in charge of the project, to share our experience in inclusive projects, specifically for people with visual disabilities. and hearing disabilities, and train the team in creating inclusive experiences and tactile models,” Labbé commented.

“The response from the team members was fantastic, and we were assisted by the President of the ‘Unione Italiana Ciechi e Ipovedenti, sezione territoriale di Padova’ Lorenzo Martini, who gave them immediate feedback on their ideas and prototypes. I am very excited to see the results of this project later,” she added.

Antonio Caciolli, director of the “Stelle sulla Terra” dissemination project and Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Padova, noted that “before the workshops, for our team the words ‘inclusive dissemination’ were just words, but now they have become a motivating idea that everyone is thinking about how to approach.”

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