The Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration, and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV) Inc, the organization that pioneered computer training for the blind in the Philippines, recently received a much needed boost from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) based in Taiwan, in partnership with local funding agencies, and the private sector.
ADOC 2.0 Project, which involves the establishment of an 8-work station call center training room and a 3-seat outbound call center facility, is the first APEC Digital Opportunity Center for the Blind in the Philippines. The launching ceremony for the Project was held on October 20, 2009, at 10:00 AM at ATRIEV’s Training Center for the Blind in Quezon City. The launch had an attendance of approximately 100 guests headed by H.E. Donald C. T. Lee, representative of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), ADOC officials, representatives of Chunghwa Telecoms of Taiwan, national government agencies, non-government organizations, and the private sector.ADOC 2.0 Project, which involves the establishment of an 8-work station call center training room and a 3-seat outbound call center facility, is the first APEC Digital Opportunity Center for the Blind in the Philippines.
The call center training and operating centers are equipped with adaptive hardware and software customized to the needs and abilities of the blind. To prepare for the project, six totally blind, low vision and sighted graduates of ATRIEV, and representatives from partner organizations, namely, the Resources for the Blind, National Council on Disability Affairs, Philippine National School for the Blind, and the Department of Education, underwent a two-week trainers training in Taipei, Taiwan.
The call center operation uses a customized outbound call center software in tandem with a refreshable Braille display as hardware. With the use of a Braille display that interacts dynamically with the computer, a totally blind person can now provide customer assistance while listening to the client on the phone and reading the responses in Braille. With the technology, the blind will hopefully gain the same speed and efficiency as the sighted call center agent.
Established in 1994 by a group of blind persons, ATRIEV has had a track record in providing IT-related training for the blind for the last 15 years, with the use of a screen reader software that translates text to speech and a screen magnification software. ATRIEV also provides on-the-job training in voicemail transcription to its qualified IT-related training graduates, in partnership with Gallop IT Solutions, a local transcription company.
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Hi"", in Mary Grace Yadan its been a great opportunity for me to be chosen as one of the representative of LakanDula High School to trained by the Adoc E-Learning knowing how to blog some information that can be post and read by anyone especially to those affliates of this organization. In this, i thankfully those organization that continously support the ADOC Philippines… This training has a great help for everyone especially to those teachers and students to access for the quality education through the use of computer as part of their learning tools for the 21th century.
HI! I am Ms. Cristy Rios, one of the computer coordinator in the LDHS e-Learning Digital Center located inTondo, Manila, Philippines. I am very happy and fortunate that were chosen as one of the recipient of the 15 units of Computer by the Chinese Taipei. With the use of the computer laboratory it really helped me as well as my students to learn more about computer. Since we introduced the Linux as an open source system my students were happy that additional program were imparted to them, new knowledge and skills was developed. I just want to thank all the people behind the ADOC Family for their generous and kind support not only to our school as well as to our students in learning computer.
By: Sanyto P. Sederia
Im sanyto one of the beneficiary of the adoc e-learning center in zoto philippines. The adoc e-learning center give the young people especialy to me. They give me skills how to use basic computer literacy that i can use to my future life. adoc e-learning center empowered me to continue life, give a more confidence to fight strugle and problems because i have skill to use the computer especialy now is computer generation.
thank you for supporting zoto and i hope you will continue this useful program.