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Association of the Blind and Visually Handicapped (LASS)
1991, the Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually
Handicapped joined the European Blind Union
1992, the Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually
Handicapped became the full and equal member of the World Blind
Union. Since then, the International White Cane Day on October 15th
has been marked in Lithuania every year
1996, the Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually
Handicapped celebrated its 70 year anniversary
1998, the 70 year anniversary of education of the blind in Lithuania
Association of the Blind and Visually Handicapped
aklřjř ir silpnaregiř sŕjunga (LASS)
7/11, Vilnius 01120
(+370 5) 2624866
(+370 5) 2121464
organisation was founded in 1926
itself covers 57 primary organisations, belonging to 5 district
organisations (Kaunas & Marijampolë, Klaipëda &
Telđiai, Panevëţys & Utena, Điauliai & Tauragë,
Vilnius & Alytus).
regional LASS centre has its own LASS district council, an enterprise
(two enterprises in Vilnius), a cultural centre (club-house in
Panevëţys), and a branch of the Lithuanian Library for the
Blind (LAB). Since 1992, LAB has been under the auspices of the
Ministry of Culture.
Central Council of LASS, the Lithuanian Chorus of the Blind "Vilnius"
and LASS Magazine "Műsř ţodis" are situated in Vilnius.
into practice the rights of the blind and visually impaired to work,
living, education and cultural services, as declared by the laws of
the Republic of Lithuania
of the blind and visually impaired people from exploitation,
discrimination, and humiliation
of the objectives, tasks and results of the LASS's activities to the
people with visual disability
with governmental institutions, seeks for adoption of normative acts
favourable to people with visual disability
the Government eliminating problems of the visually disabled.
Prepares and implements programmes in such fields as rehabilitation,
upbringing, occupational training and employment, adapted technology
provision, health education, etc.
to achieve the true integration of the blind and visually impaired
into the open society
to adapt surroundings for people with visual disability
various publications for visually disabled people, cares for proper
library services for them, and informs the general public