WHO WE ARE
IRIFOR, a non-profit organisation of UICI (Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted), is the Institute for Research, Training and Rehabilitation established on 22 February 1991 by the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted. IRIFOR develops and provides training and rehabilitation services for persons with visual disabilities. I.Ri.Fo.R.. is an institution recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research as a reference point for the training of school staff on visual disability issues and is accredited for the provision of training to teaching staff (pursuant to Ministerial Directive no. 170/2016).
RESEARCH AREA: Agreements with the Ministry of Education, University and Research and local universities, Surveys on training and work activities of people with visual impairments, Surveys on the use of information technology systems, Clinical studies and studies on developmental age, Internships for students in psychology and psychotherapy.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION AREA: Refresher courses for teachers and educators, Courses on specific materials and techniques for the education of persons with visual impairments, ECDL courses, “Mercurio Smart Braille” course, School support initiatives, Courses aimed at providing professional qualification as switchboard operator and high level training programmes, CLI - I.Ri.Fo.R specialized language training centre for people with visual disabilities.
REHABILITATION AREA: Summer camps for visually impaired persons and their families, Free telephone psychological support for people with visual disabilities and those who work and live with them, Orientation, mobility and independent living skills courses, Summer/winter camps for deafblind people, Early intervention for visually impaired children 0-6 years.
I.Ri.Fo.R also supports visually impaired people by carrying out local training and rehabilitation activities through its network of regional and provincial offices spread over the country.
Our trained workers/experts carry out different activities based on the qualifications specified in the following national registers:
National Register of Assistants to communication and independent living skills for visually impaired people and National Register of Experts on blindness related sciences
Specialized personnel for the support of children, teenagers and adults with visual disability in the fields of education and training
- Register of Computer Trainers
Teaching computer skills to visually impaired people.
- Register of Experts on Accessibility Issues
Made up of people with appropriate technical skills to assess technological accessibility.
- Register of Instructors of Orientation, Mobility and Independent Living Skills
To enhance the independence of people with visual impairments in the physical environment, in social relationships and at home.
- Register of Psychomotor Multisensory Hydrostimulation Instructors (I.Po.P)
To provide rehabilitation in water to people with visual impairments, in particular children.
- Register of Braille Transcribers
Listing the printing houses recognized by IRIFOR that produce books and magazines in Braille and in large print.
Monday and Friday: 08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday, Wednesday e Thursday: 08:00 - 13:30 and 14:00 - 17:30
Facebook: Irifor Presidenza Nazionale
Linkedin: I.Ri.Fo.R. Onlus
Contact: +39 06 699 881
Registered office: Via Borgognona, 38 - 00187 Rome, Italy