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AccessibleEU Lithuania - Accessibility of cultural and leisure services for people with various disabilities (24-WS-LT-01)

These AccessibleEU workshops aim to inform the representatives of institutions which provide leisure services on how to create accessible services and spaces for persons with various disabilities. 

Experts from various organisations of persons with disabilities will provide information on how to get to know and communicate with people with various disabilities. Especially in those cases where a specific place (a museum, a cinema or other) is not fully accessible, communication skills are very useful.

These workshops will also provide answers to the following questions: "How do I start to create an accessible place?", "What resources will be needed?", "Where can I go for information and help?", "How can I calculate the economic benefits of an inclusive place?", and so on. 

  • Target audience: Representatives of institutions providing cultural and leisure services from Kaunas, Vilnius and Šiauliai regions.
  • When: Tuesday, May 14, Wednesday, May 22, Tuesday, May28, and Wednesday, May 29.
  • Where: 
    •  Tuesday, May 14:  Zanavyki Museum, Beržų str. 3, Lukšiai, 71184 Šakių district
    • Wednesday, May 22: “Skalvijas" cinema center, Audiosensory library, Skroblų st. 10, Vilnius
    • Tuesday, May28:  Šiauliai "Aušros" museum, Vilniaus str. 74, Šiauliai, Lithuania.
    • Wednesday, May 29: Kaunas Museum "House of Miko and Kipris Petrauskas", K. Petrausko st. 31, Kaunas
  • Format: Onsite
  • Type of event: Workshop and mutual learning session.
  • Language: Lithuanian.
  • How to participate: No registration needed.
  • Accessibility information: Accessible venues. Sign interpretation in Lithuanian.
  • inclusion | leisure | culture
  • Wednesday 22 May 2024, 10:00 - Wednesday 29 May 2024, 16:00 (EEST)
  • Lithuania


  1. 14 May 2024, 09:00 - 29 May 2024, 17:00 (EEST)

    9.00 – 10.30 From pity and care to empowerment to live independently: how is the concept of disability and the situation of people with disabilities changing in Lithuania? Simona Aglinskaitė, Forum of Lithuanian Disability Organizations, 
    10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
    11.00 - 12.00 Obstacles faced by people with hearing disabilities and ways to ensure accessibility, Mykolas Balaišis, Lithuanian Society of the Deaf,
    12.00 – 13.00 Barriers experienced by people with mobility disabilities and ways to ensure accessibility, Ginta Žemaitaitytė-Buinevičė, Union of Lithuanian People with Disabilities,
    13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break
    14.00 – 15.00 Obstacles experienced by visually impaired people and ways to ensure accessibility, Vilmantas Balčikonis, Lithuanian Blind and Visually Impaired Union,
    15.00 – 16.00 Barriers experienced by autistic people and ways to ensure accessibility, Barbora Suisse,  "Friendly to Autism",
    16.00 – 17.00 Tour in the Lithuanian Audiosensory Library (LAB) about a fully accessible physical and information environment, LAB communication manager Ramunė Balčikonienė.

Practical information

Wednesday 22 May 2024, 10:00 - Wednesday 29 May 2024, 16:00 (EEST)