Lithuanian Association of People with Disabilities

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Distance education

Distance education

According to the information of the Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, only about 22 percent of people with a severe disability have secondary education.

The inaccessible physical environment restricts opportunities of the disabled to participate in education and training programs. A distance education is generally accepted as an alternative for persons with a severe disabilitity in obtaining secondary education. The main advantages of distance learning are the acquisition of the necessary knowledge at the selected time, speed and convenient place for everyone. This method provides a possibility of life-long learning, skills improvement for every person irrespective of age or type of disability. The basis of distance education is active work of a pupil/student with specially designed training material, using a computer and the internet.

The organisation has been performing the project “Distance Secondary Education” since 2006. The aim of the project is to organise distance education and training of the disabled, using information technologies in order to obtain a secondary education.

The project is performed in cooperation with the Vilnius G.Petkevičaitės-Bitės Adult Training Centre (Žirmūnų g. 32, Vilnius).

The organisation supports participants of the project with computers and other materials.

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