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Approved projects: Organisational grants in programme Democratic culture

About project

  • Executer: Latvian Society of the Blind
  • Project title: Be knowledgeable!
  • Regions of execution: Latvia
  • Project budget: 100 000.00
  • Project status: Closed
  • Cooperation partners from donor countries:
  • Project contact person: Daina Kārkliņa, e-mail:, ph.: 25927815

One of the main goals mentioned in the statutes and development concept of the Latvian Society of the Blind (LSB) is to represent the interests of people with visual impairments and to ensure integration into society, including ensuring access to information. It is just as important for the association to receive feedback - to understand the thoughts and opinions of the members, as well as to promote the involvement of the members of the association in decision-making processes and to educate them on various topics in order to broaden their horizons. Therefore, in order to achieve these goals, a two-way communication tool system - the Daisy (the Digital Accessible Information System) will be introduced within the framework of this funding, through which information would be both received and sent between the members and the association itself. The development of this system would make it easier for people with visual impairments to obtain information. Through this system, it would be possible to ensure the delivery of various types of information to the devices, including various magazines, newspapers, books, as well as information from various institutions that will have concluded an agreement with the LSB on cooperation. Also, the LNL will be able to effectively deliver information to its clients that would be up-to-date, including various job offers, assistance, decision-making process offers, current human rights
issues, etc. In addition, effective feedback on the submitted content would be provided, so that the association would be able to represent the views of members in various meetings, gatherings, discussions, thus influencing decisions and legislation in the country.



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