In July 2021, the NGO “IUS” began to conduct courses on computer literacy and smartphone use for visually impaired persons. The topic of the course was chosen without hesitation, as the ability to use a smartphone and basic computer skills in today’s world is the basis for self-study, finding a job, and communicating freely with friends and relatives.
The course teachers, Mykola Lahotsky and Kateryna Khaletska know from personal experience how important it is to be able to use a smartphone and a computer and motivate students with their own example. So far, 10 students have already completed the courses, and another 15 are currently enrolled. Each student has an individual schedule, as some people need only 2 lessons to acquire sufficient knowledge, while others may need 30 lessons to get used to the computer from scratch and master the basic softwares.
The course is part of the project “IUS IT Network: computer training courses for people with disabilities”, which is implemented with the support of the IT Department of the Lviv City Council Development Department within the competition of sociocultural projects “Let’s make Lviv better!”.