AXIWI is also supplying the communication sets for the blind and visually impaired during the Mentelity Games in Saas-Grund in 2023. This way, the participants will be able to get down the mountain safely in Switzerland again this year. A great partnership.
Blind and visually impaired people who participate in the Mentelity Games all have an individual facilitator during the lessons. They are in contact with each other through AXIWI's communication systems. Through directions and tips, the participants thus get down the mountain safely with the help of the volunteers and sets.
Pieter (volunteer) and Annemiek (participant) already have the necessary experience in the snow. Pieter: "As a ski instructor and companion of visually impaired winter athletes, I have been using the AXIWI for years. With the AXIWI communication system, one-on-one guidance goes smoothly and quickly," he says. "You understand each other better which also allows both the participant and the guide to react faster. This increases safety, which is of course very important during winter sports activities with blind and visually impaired people. The sound quality is very good and the range is also good. The devices are small and easy to operate."
Annemiek is also satisfied with AXIWI: "I myself am severely visually impaired and I use the AXIWI to communicate better during winter sports and horseback riding. During winter sports it is of course super important to understand and follow the instructions of my guide or teacher properly. The AXIWI system makes me feel more confident and safe on the slopes. Previously, the instructor gave verbal instructions without a communication system, so it sometimes happened that you did not understand him or her. This, of course, could create unsafe situations. The instructions via the AXIWI are clear to understand, little wind noise and the battery lasts a long time."
Ben Engelen, director of Axitour, on the partnership: "With AXIWI we have been supporting the Mentelity Games for several years. Every year it is great to see so many participants. That also immediately shows the necessity of the event. Of course we are proud that we can contribute to this beautiful event with AXIWI; making sure that the participants with a visual impairment can go down the slopes feeling confident and safe. That's what you do it for."
The Mentelity Foundation is very grateful to AXIWI for supporting the event. This is because without the support of our partners, it is not possible to organize the Mentelity Games. Wondering who else supports us? Then take a look at the special partner page!