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Introductory visits 4.11.2016

You can participate to one or several introductory visits. The introductory visits are free of charge.  You will find the contact and accessibility information in the sections of the program regarding each introductory visit.

Participating is free of charge. The registration for the introductory visits is already closed.

You can participate in the introductory visit 3. Aalto University Undergraduate Centre also without registration.

We reserve the right for changes of program.

1. Accessibility of Helsinki Central Library

A new central library to Helsinki is under construction. In the visit the progress of planning and observing the accessibility in different stages of the planning, e.g. in construction planning and service design will be presented. There will be illustrations, short presentations and possibility to have dialogue with the planners in the visit.
Time: Friday 4.11.2016 at 13-15
Language: main language Finnish
Organizer: Helsinki City Library
Place: Mika Waltari hall, Töölö Library, Topeliuksenkatu 6, Helsinki.
The number of participants: max. 40 persons
More information about accessibility: The staff of Töölö library, toolon​_kirjasto​@hel​.fi; +358 9 310 85 025.

2. How Does Streaming Transmit Art Experience in Care Units of Memory Disorder Patients and Origin, Utilization and Present of Service Named Pictures for All

Friday 4th November
10.30 – 11.15 The concert by RSO (Simphony Orchestra of the Radio) and introduction by RSO, transmitted by streaming
11.25 – 12.00 Discussion: How does streaming transmit art experience for memory disorder patients in care units? Panelists Satu Kahila and Johanna Ala-Soini from RSO and / or Silva Siponkoski from Helsingin Seniorisäätiö
12.00 – 13.00 Possibility to have lunch; registration and information about special diets in advance (by 27.10). Price 7.20€
13.00 – 14.00 Break
14.00 – 14.45 Reminiscence. Origin, utilization and present of service named Pictures for All. Demonstration: how to use pictures in reminiscence work; resident activities directors from Helsingin Seniorisäätiö
14.45 – 15.30 Theme: Opening digitized photograph archives in reminiscence work. Panelists: Erja Salo from Suomen valokuvataiteen museo (Finnish Museum of Photography) and Silva Siponkoski from Helsingin Seniorisäätiö

Language: Finnish. Also English is possible.
Organizer: Helsingin Seniorisäätiö
Place and address: Mariankoti, Schildtinpolku 6, Helsinki. From the main entrance is a way straight ahead to a hall where the discussion is situated.
Accessibility: The main entrance of Mariankoti is accessible. There is an accessible toilet in the lobby, directly next to hall where the discussion is situated. Unfortunately there are not accessible parking places for the cars. There are parking places in the street, and it's possible to come to Mariankoti by train or bus.
More information about accessibility: Silva Siponkoski, +358 207718519, silva.siponkoski(a)seniorisaatio.fi

3. Aalto University Undergraduate Centre

You are welcome to participate to this introductory visit also even if you did not register.

Aalto University Undergraduate Centre won The Accessible Finland Prize 2015. A guided tour will present the accessibility solutions of the Centre.

Time: Please note change in time: Friday 4.11.2016 at 12.30-16. Guided tour at 12.30-13.30, guide: Antti Raike. Possibility to participate in the opening of The Learning Centre of Aalto University, starting at 14.00 (separate registration, link to be announced later). The Learning Centre is next to the Undergraduate Centre, Library building.
Language: Finnish, and/or English. The language of the guided tour will be decided with participants.
Place: Aalto University Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari 1, 02150 Espoo
Organizer: Aalto University
The number of participants: No limit
Accessibility: accessible, Accessibility of the Undergraduate Centre on the Capital Area Service Map
More information about accessibility: Antti Raike, antti.raike(a)aalto.fi

4. Test your senses in "The Most Touchable Sculpture” exhibition

Koskettavin veistos (”The Most Touchable Sculpture”) exhibition presents touchable sculptures, which are made by professional sculptors. The exhibition is multisensory: there are different materials, different sizes, different shapes, different surfaces. People with visual impairments and people who are deafblind can experience art through sense of touch. Come and try a new art experience! The participants are asked to wait outside the gallery to not see the sculptures. In the first phase of the workshop, the participants will hear an audio description of one or several sculptures, done by deafblind people. After that the participants, eyes covered, can try to find the sculptures, of which the audio description was done. The workshop also includes for example information about audio description, among other things. The workshop is facilitade by the Head of Communication, Ph.D. Riitta Lahtinen from The Finnish Deafblind Association.
Time: Friday 4.11.2016, first workshop at 11–12, second workshop at 13–14.
Language: first workshop (at 11-12) in English or Finnish according to participants’ wishes, second workshop (at 13-14) in Finnish
Organizer: The Finnish Deafblind Association, department of Communication Services and Information
Place: Gallery Art Kaarisilta, Sanomatalo, 1st floor, address Elielinaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki
The number of participants: max. 10 persons / workshop
physically accessible, the gallery space is small, about 50 m2, more information about accessiblity www.artkaarisilta.fi

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