Taiwan Digital Talking Books Association (TDTB)

Our mission is to develop and promote DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) format in Taiwan to enable people with acquired visual disabilities equal access to information and knowledge. Our goals include to produce talking books in DAISY format, to train visually impaired people to access computers and internet with screen reader of NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access), and to provide people suffering from visual loss with vocational training and counseling.
Jun 15, 2016

Report of rehabilitation program, June , 2016

group class for computer skills
group class for computer skills

With your support, we have held many computer courses.  From March to June 2016, we have focused on many different kinds of classes:

1. the NVDA one by one training:

Learning to use screen reader “NVDA” to operate PC

2. Computer group classes:

  Helping blind students operate computer by using NVDA screen reader and also help them to adopt the DAISY books.

Vocational training classes:

(Helping the visually impaired and the physically disabled to learn a vocational skill, such as WORD, PPT, EXCEL, etc.)

DAISY Books

From March to June, 2016, we finished recording four new audiobooks in DAISY format: Run for Life, Life is short, Be yourself, The Emerald of Taipei MRT and The Tour of Ancient Taipei City .  Run for Life is about a Taiwanese who had cancer and this man loves marathon and bicycle riding.  He fights against his disease bravely and encourages those who are sick or disabled.  Life is short, Be yourselfincludes 55 fable stories of life.  The Emerald of Taipei MRT and The Tour of Ancient Taipei City are about historical buildings and tour by MRT system in Taipei.  All the audiobooks will be given to the visually impaired people free of charge.  We also made many DAISY digital books: about 70 books per month.

In May 2016, we hold a seminar called “sharing life experiences”.  For those who are unable to come to our conference room, they can use “Skype” to join the seminar as well.  Besides, we offer psychology counseling services.  First, our social workers talk over the visually impaired face to face and learn to know their real needs.  Secondly, we will find licensed counselors to arrange therapy.  After the therapy, we expect them to recover their mental health gradually. 

Maintain and Enlarge the TDTB DAISY Library continuously

This Online library is constructed in 2010, and all the visually impaired people are welcome to be our members from then. At present, our TDTB library has over 515 members and provides over 5479 DAISY books.  (June, 2016)

seminar of sharing life experience
seminar of sharing life experience
city tour of ancient buildings in Taipei city
city tour of ancient buildings in Taipei city
Cover of Daisy Book: Run for Life
Cover of Daisy Book: Run for Life
cell phone class
cell phone class
computer class
computer class

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Mar 11, 2016

Report of rehabilitation program, Mar. ,2016

Report of rehabilitation program, Mar. 2016

By Connie Jen (The Secretary-General)

With your support, we have held many computer courses as we can.  From Jan. to Mar. 2016, we have focused on two kinds of classes:

  1. the NVDA one by one training:

(learning how to use screen reader “NVDA”.)

  1. Computer & iPhone group classes:

  (help visually impaired learning how to operate computer by using NVDA screen reader, also help them how to operate iPhone.  iPhone canassist them to act independently, get information by internet access and use LINE to make more friends )

 

 

As before, we offer psychology counseling services. Firstly, our social workers talk over the visually impaired face to face and learn to know their real needs. Secondly, we will find licensed counselors to arrange therapy.  After the therapy, we expect them to recover their mental health gradually.

 

In February one client cannot accept the death of his mother committed suicide.  Our social worker got the phone call to learn that he swalloweda bottle ofsleeping pills.  We immediately contacted the policeofficers to go to his residence to save him.  Finally, hesuccessfullysaved.  God bless him.

 

 

Maintain and Enlarge the TDTB DAISY Library continuously. 

 

This Online library is constructed in 2010, and all the visually impaired people are welcome to be our members from then.

 

At present, our TDTB library has over 491 members and provides over 5205 DAISY books.

(Mar.10, 2015)

Dec 15, 2015

Report of rehabilitation program, Dec., 2015

With your support, we have held many computer courses as we can. From Oct. to Dec. 2015, we have focused on two kinds of classes:

1. the NVDA one by one training:

    (learning how to use screen reader “NVDA”.)

2. computer group classes:

(help blind students learning how to operate computer by using NVDA screen reader and try to help them to find a job when the classes are over in end Oct.)

 

We have guided thevisually impairedto visitmonuments in Zhongshan district Taipei City. We visited the first place “TaipeiBrewery” on Sept.16,2015

The second place : Former USambassador's residence and Zhongshan Presbyterian Church on Oct.17,2015 The third place: Taipei Story House and Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Research Society on Nov.15,2015. Volunteers assisted the visually impaired in the manner touch the building, so that visually impaired people to hear, touch, and then understanding monumental buildings

 

We hold visually impaired essay contest is divided into adult group and youth group. Adult group had 14 winners while the youth group has 17 winners. The seventh Accessible Internet outreach and promotion awards ceremony was held on Dec.12, 2015. There are more than a hundred guests invited to join the event.

 

From Oct. to Dec., 2015, we finished recording three audiobooks in DAISY format as follows: 1.Historical Sites in Taipei 2.Historical Sites in Taipei 3.The nineteenth disability model Golden Eagle Award, It included 10 Golden Eagle Award winners who are outstanding handicapped friends. These audiobooks will be given to the visually impaired people free of charge.

 

In Oct. 2015, we invited Professor Huang to share his life story. He is a blind professor working in National Hsinchu University of Education Department of Special Education. He lost his eyesight when he was 13 years old. Many visually impaired people came here to learn Professor’s real life experiences and made discussion with him. For those who are unable to come to our conference room, they can use “Skype” to join the seminar as well.

 

Besides, we offer psychology counseling services. Firstly, our social workers talk over the visually impaired face to face and learn to know their real needs. Secondly, we will find licensed counselors to arrange therapy. After the therapy, we expect them to recover their mental health gradually.

 

Maintain and Enlarge the TDTB DAISY Library continuously.

 

This Online library is constructed in 2010, and all the visually impaired people are welcome to be our members from then.

 

At present, our TDTB library has over 491 members and provides over 5016 DAISY books.

(Dec.15, 2015)

 
   

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