Apr 8, 2021

First Quarterly Report of 2021

General Assembly
General Assembly

After the impact of the 2020 epidemic, TDTB will actively launch a series of activities in 2021 with the pace of the spring, combining new types of activities with enterprises, and expect more people to understand and support visually impaired services through these activities. So that TDTB can serve more visually impaired friends. The following are the results of our first season.

1. General Assembly

TDTB is formed by a group of people with the same philosophy. In March, we held the annual membership meeting. In addition to reporting last year’s work results and funding use to members, we also let everyone know what direction TDTB will head in 2021 for the implementation of the visually impaired service. In the meeting, there were lively discussions and consensus on this year's development priorities and future goals.

2. Volunteer training

Volunteers are an important human resource of NPO. To make this group of volunteers who are full of service enthusiasm become an important force in services for the visually impaired, TDTB especially hires professional lecturers to handle a series of volunteer training. A total of three sessions were handled this season, including the understanding of the society, the introduction of the visually impaired (personal guidance method) and practice, understanding the DAISY audiobook, the introduction of recording software and hardware, the exchange and discussion of recording works. Not only allows volunteers to understand the connotation of services for the visually impaired but also enables volunteers to become a strong backing for TDTB through activities.

3. Art experience for the visually impaired

To let the visually impaired through the artistic experience, enrich the spiritual level, and get out of the closed environment. This season, TDTB went to Taipei Hong-gah() Museum to organize an art feast, allowing the visually impaired to use professional guides and props prepared by the museum to make contemporary art not out of reach.

4. Community cooperation

To increase local service links, we participated in two local community meetings this season. In addition to letting community NPOs understand our services, we also took this opportunity to link and cooperate with elderly service units to promote related courses in the future. I believe in the future. Can stimulate more cooperation possibilities.

5. Enterprise Cooperation

This season, TDTB participated in the selection activity of Yuanta Foundation's Dream Big Project. It used the information and education interactive platform for visually impaired students as the content of the proposal and won out of more than 100 units across the country. In each evaluation stage, whether it is the foundation's site visitor or the final evaluation meeting, TDTB can always maintain its original intention of serving, and finally won the affirmation of the Yuanta Foundation jury and became the last 6 awards. The unit has given TDTB colleagues great encouragement.

6. Vocational training for the disabled

Vocational training for the physically and mentally disabled is an important policy for the government to encourage the disabled to transform from the role of receiving services to contributing to society. This season, TDTB also participated in the fierce government vocational training bidding case as usual, and based on the employment trend in the economic environment after the epidemic, proposed the visually impaired media production and digital marketing courses. This innovative service has been favored by the reviewers. Follow-up enrollment and classes will begin in the second season. It is hoped that such courses can find another new career for the visually impaired.

Volunteer training
Volunteer training
Art experience for the visually impaired
Art experience for the visually impaired
Enterprise Cooperation
Enterprise Cooperation

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Dec 28, 2020

Annual report of 2020

Promotion of NVDA and VIP e-learning platform
Promotion of NVDA and VIP e-learning platform

The Taiwan Digital Talking Book Society is an NPO dedicated to serving the visually impaired with technology. In 2020, when the world was hinted at by COVID-19. TDTB has not given up any opportunity and continues to serve the visually impaired with our professional knowledge so that they can get fair opportunities in school and employment.

Over the past year, we have done...

1. Learning of information aids for the visually impaired

TDTB uses a group of excellent visually impaired computer teachers to provide teaching information aids for the visually impaired, including learning screen reading software NVDA, using NVDA to operating Microsoft Windows systems and Office Suites, smartphones, and listening books machine. Allow the visually impaired to use computers to search for information and produce documents to achieve a fair opportunity for school and employment. With your support, TDTB has trained 41 visually impaired people and 438 hours of teaching this year.

2. Psychological support service plan for the visually impaired and their families

In the rehabilitation process, in addition to self-reliance and orientation and mobility(O&M), the visually impaired most need psychological support to complete the rehabilitation. Also, the family members of the visually impaired are another ethnic group that needs to be cared about. They accompany the visually impaired every day and need more empathy to support his visually impaired family members. TDTB specially invites to provide one-to-one services to the visually impaired psychological counselors. With your support, a total of 16 visually impaired persons and their family members were provided this year, with 165 hours of psychological counseling hours.

3. Spiritual Growth Group

Whether it is just lost sight or halfway visually impaired, on the road to rehabilitation, family and psychological support are most needed. TDTB arranges a series of courses to involve the visually impaired and carers. Gain mutual support in the group through the leadership of a psychological counselor. A total of 10 sessions were handled each year, serving 58 people.

4. Vocational training for the disabled

For those who are visually impaired halfway, after completing their life rehabilitation, the next step is career rehabilitation. TDTB served 12 disabled friends in 2020. After 3 months of training, 10 have completed the training and obtained the certificate of completion.

5. Information Education for 1-12 grade Visually Impaired Students

The visually impaired students in Taiwan mostly adopt integrated education and study in ordinary schools. In the learning process of grades 1-12, due to the lack of adequate information education, visually impaired students cannot use computers and the internet proficiently, so that their learning progress lags behind ordinary students. In TDTB's profession, the visually impaired computer teacher provides additional information-related teaching for the visually impaired students. A total of 17 visually impaired students have been taught for 280 hours.

6. Promotion of NVDA and Visually Impaired People e-learning platform

To let more people understand the use of NVDA and how to use the VIP e-learning platform, TDTB traveled to Taichung(), Changhua(), Chiayi(), Tainan(), Kaohsiung(), Pingtung(), Hualien() and rural areas in Taitung() this year to invite the visually impaired and their parents and special teach teachers, handle eight promotion seminars, and two teacher training sessions to make the use of NVDA and VIP platforms more popular.

7. Visually Impaired Information Competition

To encourage the visually impaired to learn computers, TDTB organizes the annual information competition for the visually impaired, inviting a total of 18 people from grades 1-12 and adults to participate in a typing and data search competition under National Chung Hsing() University. During the period, every player put in earnestly, and there was only the sound of typing on the keyboard, which was full of excitement. After the competition, the winners awarded bonuses and certificates to encourage each participant to make good use of the VIP platform and learn NVDA.

8. NVDA Native Chinese Cultural Work

NVDA, developed by the visually impaired engineers in Australia, is a set of freeware for screen reading commonly used by the visually impaired around the world. The Chinese version in Taiwan is updated by a team composed of TDTB following the progress of NVDA Access, which updates the Chinese version three to four times a year. This year, this team received financial support from the Ministry of Education, so that the visually impaired in Taiwan can have a better experience.

9. Taipei Cultural Travel

TDTB combined with volunteer groups to invite visually impaired people to experience the cultural customs of Taipei. Through professional barrier-free guided tours, they visited the Rural Education Center(), Xiangshan Trail(), Neihu Dagou River Trail(), National Army Historical Museum(), Daocheng Street() and HONG-GAH Art Museum(), and five DAISY books have been recorded for the visually impaired who cannot participate so that more people can participate in such activities.

10. Promotion and Volunteer Link

In 2020, TDTB received an exclusive interview with the Voice Of HAN () Radio and National Open University Radio, and also cooperated with Industrial Technology Research Institute(), HONG’s Foundation(), AESOP Taiwan, UPS, Taipei Fuhsing Private School(), Fu Jen Catholic University Nursing Department(), Fubon Charity Foundation() and Cathay Securities Corporation () and other volunteer groups cooperate to handle volunteer training and visually impaired related activities.

Visually Impaired Information Competition
Visually Impaired Information Competition
Visually Impaired Students computer teaching
Visually Impaired Students computer teaching

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Sep 13, 2020

Third quarter report of 2020

Cultural travel-visit to the National Army Museum
Cultural travel-visit to the National Army Museum

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It is the peak period of visually impaired services. During summer vacation, TDTB took advantage of the school holidays to go to the various place of Taiwan to promote NVDA introductory course and visually impaired people e-learning platform (VIP platform) for visually impaired students, parents, and special education teachers, so that they could understand the use of information assistive for visually impaired students to help their learning. Also, TDTB started one of the important service, vocational training for visual impairment. For this vocational training, TDTB specifically links with another NPO that is engaged in mentally handicapped cooperation, so that we can doing together and achieve Double Love. There are more things TDTB wants to share with you.

1. Information education for visually impaired primary and secondary school students

To give visually impaired students a fair learning opportunity, TDTB has been working hard to promote the use of information aids, so that visually impaired students, parents, and special education teachers are familiar with the use of NVDA and VIP platforms. Beginning in July, TDTB went to Eastern Taiwan, where resources are scarce, to get in touch with more special education teachers. In August, a two-day NVDA introductory course was held in Changhua() and Taichung() to train special teachers and visually impaired students.

2. Vocational training

It’s better to give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. For the visual impairment, after completing the rehabilitation, The most important hurdle is career rehabilitation. TDTB has been cooperating with the government since 2006 to conduct a series of vocational training for the visually impaired, allowing them to re-enter the workplace and contribute to society.

3. TDTB Podcast cross-domain cooperation with therapist post-it and how are you show

When more and more people come into contact with podcasts, it will attract more people from different fields to invest. During this period, TDTB podcast program invited therapists who specialize in early intervention topics and discussed depression. How about podcaster recording the program together, talking about the visually impaired from different perspectives, arousing many problems. The same idea is very helpful to the future service direction of TDTB.

4. Cultural travel-visit to the National Army Museum of Historical Relics and Dadaocheng() district

This season, TDTB organized two completely different cultural trips, inviting visual impairment out of the house to appreciate the cultural customs of Taipei City. First of all, a group of students from Fuxing() High School served as volunteers and brought visual impairment to visit the National Military Museum of Historical Relics. There are many interactive exhibition halls in the museum, allowing everyone to experience the feeling of the battlefield and the hard work and greatness of the National Army. Then, volunteers from the Fubon() Foundation accompanied the visual impairment in Taipei’s historic district, Dadaocheng(). Under the explanation of the guide, it seemed as if they were returning to the prosperity of the late 18th century. These two activities combined the participation of different types of volunteers, allowing more people to better understand the characteristics and needs of visual impairment through contact. This is also the purpose of TDTB for this type of activity.

5. Wanhua() Cooperation Alliance

TDTB believes that the promotion of services needs to start from the surrounding communities. In 2006, NPOs in the Wanhua() area formed the Wanhua Community Cooperation Alliance, and TDTB is also a member. The purpose is to allow different types of NPO organizations to communicate with each other and to make care services more complete. This season, the NPO partners of TDTB and the Wanhua Community Cooperation Alliance introduced the teaching of the elderly to use smartphones in non-visual ways into the community, conducted discussions and received many responses. In the future, under the cooperation of the alliance, different service models may be developed.

6.Interview with Hansheng() Radio

Although we can't see it, we can speak. The initiative of the visually impaired requires more places for voice. This season, Hansheng() Radio invited TDTB to be interviewed. TDTB specially arranged visually impaired engineers and working partners to go together. During the interview, in addition to explaining TDTB’s services, it also used the opportunity to let the public understand the difficulties faced by the visually impaired and how they can be to assist them. After the meeting, the host especially thanked the visually impaired engineers for their willingness to stand up and share with the audience with their own experience and success, inspiring more people out of the low tide of life.

7. Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)charitable activities

Entering rural services has always been TDTB's unchanging wish. This season, TDTB cooperated with the ITRI, just like a rural village in Hsinchu(), organizing a teaching activity for the elderly to use smartphones in a non-visual way. When the elders in the community saw that the teacher turned out to be a visually impaired person who could still operate smartphones and computers, they were amazed by the non-visual operation methods, which can give their degraded eyes rest and learn another skill. During the activity, the elderly were full of interest and frequently asked questions. After the event, they expressed their affirmation and support for the visually impaired as lecturers.

8. Supportive Group Therapy

Whether it is first-time blindness or a halfway visual impairment, the biggest obstacle is psychological rehabilitation. TDTB arranges a series of courses to involve the visually impaired and carers. Gain mutual support in the group through the leadership of a psychological counselor. TDTB's growth group puts special emphasis on caregivers. It is vital that these hard-working caregivers can obtain psychological support.

9. Member Conference of Taiwan NPO Self-Regulation Alliance()

NPO’s accountability is a responsible attitude towards the general public. Taiwan NPO Self-Regulation Alliance was established in 2005. It is a spontaneous non-governmental organization in Taiwan. It invites NPOs in various fields to become members and publishes the annual work report and financial report on the official website of the alliance to win the trust of the public. As a member of the alliance, TDTB actively participates in various affairs. Through the membership meeting, each unit exchanges service and fundraising experience with each other, hoping to stimulate more ideas and improve service efficiency.

a two-day NVDA introductory course
a two-day NVDA introductory course
Vocational training
Vocational training
TDTB Podcast cross-domain cooperation
TDTB Podcast cross-domain cooperation
 
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