SOCIAL NETWORKS AND EDUCATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS
This paper deals with the research of the role of social networks in the acquisition of information and knowledge in the education of high school students with visual impairment. The sample includes 32 respondents, 17 female and 15 male, of all visual impairment categories, from the physiotherapists, legal-technical, and PTT departments. The aim of the research is to determine whether high school students with visual impairment use the Internet and social networks at school for learning and work, in which teaching subjects they use them most, whether they use them in leisure and social activities. The preliminary results lead up to the conclusion on the use of social networks in the educational process, the acquisition of information in different teaching areas and subjects, as well as the social activities of high school students with visual impairment. The importance of introducing the social networks into the wider educational activities of the surveyed students was emphasized.