E-Inclusion as the Part of E-Government Development in Lithuania

Rimantas Petrauskas, Tatjana Bilevičienė, Austė Kiškienė

Abstract


The paper is based on a research dealing with the e-inclusion policy in Lithuania. Authors describe and analyse public and private initiatives, designed to avoid electronic disjuncture, as these initiatives can be realized through innovative projects. E-inclusion is an activity, an instrument of creation of informatikon society for everyone. e-inclusion helps to decrease the risk of digital disjuncture, to secure that disabled persons, elder persons and socially sensitive sets be involved in development of e-government and avoid new forms of disjuncture caused by information illiteracy and poverty of access to internet. Mykolas Romeris University participated as a national correspondent for Lithuania in eInclusion@EU project, which was launched under the European Union’s Information Society Technology program in 2004. The paper is grounded on the material of this project.

Keywords


inclusion; information technology; e-services; disabled people

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603