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.
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)

Sep 22, 2015

Report of rehabilitation program, Sept., 2015

With your support, we have held many computer courses as we can. From July to Sept. 2015, we have focused on four 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 also help them to adopt the DAISY format books )

  1. the classes for teachers and parents:

(how to assist correctly for the visually impaired students)

  1. google cloud servicesapplicationclasses:

(help the visually impaired people to learn more about google email, google

drive, google calendar, you tube, and google search)

 

From July to Sept., 2015, we finished recording four audiobooks in DAISY format, details as follows: 1.Gettingmonuments 2. Jaschaaset ofessays 3. Slow CityTaipei 4. ArtsWalkin the south

The topics of these four books describe Taiwanese Literature and the Introduction of Taipei historical sites. These audiobooks will be given to the visually impaired people free of charge.

 

In August 2015, we hold a seminar called “sharing life experiences ”. Dr. Su was invited to share his life story. He is a famous psychiatrist and has worked in Taipei City Hospital for 16 years. He lost his eyesight because of a traffic accident when he was abt. 23 years old. Many visually impaired people came here to meet Dr. Su.

They were glad to share Dr. Su’s real life experiences and made lively 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 482 members and provides over 4548 DAISY books.

(Sept., 2015)

Jun 24, 2015

Report of rehabilitation program, June, 2015

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

1.the NVDA one by one training (learning how to use screen reader “NVDA”).

2.Reading group classes (help blind students learning how to write an article and how to express the thought of the books in the class).

3. the classes for teachers and parents (how to aid visually impaired students).

From March to June, we finished recording four books in DAISY format.  The topics of these four books describe Taiwanese Literature and Taiwan Historical Location Introduction.  These books will be given to visually impaired people free of charge.

From March, we hold a seminar called “sharing life experiences ”  We invited many visually impaired people to share their valuable life experiences. For those who are unable to come to our conference room, they can use “Skype” to join the seminar, too.  Topics of sharing life experiences are abundant, such as investing, exercising, traveling and even learning English…etc.  We also provide psychology counseling services. Our social workers talk to the visually impaired one by one and learn to know their real needs.  Next step, we look for professional counselors to do remedy and try to recover their mental health.

Maintain and Enlarge the Taiwan DAISY Library continuously. 

This Online library is constructed in 2010, and visually impaired person is welcome to be a member from that time. 

The library now has over 479 members and provides over 4500 DAISY books. (June 2015)

 
   

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