Guilly d’Herbemont, mother of the white cane

The French Guilly d´Herbemont (1888-1980) proposed that the blind use a white cane to guide them. Her proposal was put into practice in 1931 and gradually spread throughout Europe. October 15 became the International Day on the recommendation of the General Assembly of the World Union of the Blind in Cairo (since 1964). Since then,…

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Michal Dzurňák, important special pedagogue

Michal Dzurňák (September 8, 1923, in Spišský Hrhov – March 1, 1994, in Levoča), was an important special pedagogue, director of the Apprentice School for Youth with Visual Impairment in Levoča. He founded the Museum of the Blind and the Museum of Special Education in Levoča. This native of Levoča combined his special-pedagogical career with…

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Stories of extraordinary people destroy myths about handicaps. It is the museum without boredom also in the online space

They raised talent above disabilities. Beethoven composed the Ode to Joy despite hearing loss. Despite color blindness, Mark Zuckerberg designed perhaps the most well-known social network characterized by its blue color. The Museum of Special Education in Levoča has decided to inspire the audience in the current “handicapped” period. It happens by the stories of…

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Visit of minister Branislav Gröhling

The Museum of Special Education in Levoča is the only one in Central Europe with its focus. The Minister of Education appreciated it on the occasion of the Feast of the Museums. The minister of Education, Branislav Gröhling, expressed support for the activities that allow children and young people with health disabilities to explore the…

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The Museum of Special Education is “Legendarium”

The summer full of trips, exploring the Prešov region through legendary heroes who will take you to places full of fun, knowledge, and discovering is here again. The Museum of Special Education in Levoča is part of the 4th year of the popular LEGENDARIUM project. If you visit the museum, especially the interactive experiential exposition,…

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