This year we celebrate that TDTB has established 15th anniversary. Reviewing on these years, we helped over 500 visually impaired people to face their dilemma and how to rehab their lives including computer training with NVDA, mental counseling, life sharing on overcoming visual disabilities, etc. In addition, we have assisted over 50 visually impaired people to get jobs. We are glad to see the changes our clients have made because of our services.
We are now celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year, we would like to say “Kung Hei Fat Choi” and to express our appreciation to all people who supported TDTB in the past 15 years.
From mid November 2018 to the end of January this year, major activities/events in this Association are listed as followed:
Promotion of Web Accessibility: From October 2018 to November 2018, TDTB dedicated itself into promoting web accessibility for visually impaired people. We have traveled to eight universities around Taiwan to deliver lectures on this issue. Then we held an award ceremony in December 16, 2018 to inspire more attention on accessibility among VIPs as well as ordinary people.
Computer Courses: In January 2019, TDTB has offered math group courses for Visually impaired students. In these courses, we discussed with visually impaired students how to learn mathematics with NVDA screen reader. We introduced the NVDA to visually impaired students how to type mathematical symbols and how to read them. At the same time we try to use youtube live broadcast for the people couldn’t come so that more people can learn online together. More than 20 participants benefited from these courses.
Financial Investment Lecture: In addition to offer computer courses to visually impaired people to improve their work skills and increasing employment opportunities, TDTB also noted that visually impaired friends need investment and financial management. We were very honored to invite the managers of FundRich Securities Co. Ltd. to hold a seminar, shared and discussed with visually impaired friends, and to introduce the development trend of fund platforms and financial technologies.
Mental Health Activity: During this period of time, we organized one outdoor activity in January 2019, and invited more than 30 visually impaired people and volunteers to explore an artistic site in Taipei City. All people participated the activity were impressed and learned many traditional puppets and their history.
For people living in Taiwan, autumn is the most pleasant season in the whole year. Sunny, cloudless, and cool... In addition to regular rehabilitation training, the TDTB also took this weather advantage to visit some beautiful spots in Taipei with our visually impaired friends.
From September to mid-November 2018, major activities/events in this Association are listed as followed:
Computer Courses: The TDTB has delivered 104 hours of one-on-one lectures to individuals with visual impairment form September to mid-November 2018. In these tailor-made courses, we worked with visually impaired people/students and tried to solve their problems with computers or smart phones.
Vocational Training: After eight-month intensive course, 11 visually impaired trainees have graduated from the TDTB vocational training this year. From March to November 2018, they have learned how to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other application software. We are now helping these graduates to get a suitable job. The goal is to ensure at least 1/3 graduates be employed by the end of February 2019.
Experience Sharing: From September to November 2018, the TDTB held three experience sharing gatherings. We invited three speakers to share their experiences on overcoming visual disabilities. Over 40 visually impaired people benefited from these lectures.
Mental Health: During this period of time, this Association has arranged 70 hours of psychological counseling for 6 visually impaired persons in need. We also organized four outdoor activities, and invited more than 160 visually impaired people and volunteers to explore the Taipei City.
September is about to come, but temperature in Taipei is still high. The heat and thundershowers in the afternoon are parts of our daily life. For people with visual impairment, it’s inconvenient to travel to the TDTB and attend rehabilitation courses, especially under such weather condition. But they simply refuse to take weather conditions as excuses.
From June to August 2018, major activities/events in this Association are listed as followed:
Computer Courses: From June to August 2018, the TDTB has offered 10-day/51-hour group courses. In these courses, we discussed with visually impaired people how the Microsoft Word & Excel should better work with NVDA screen reader. We also talked about how to buy daily necessities or book tickets on the Internet. We introduced the NVDA screen reader to visually impaired students, and we showed them how to type in correct Chinese. More than 80 participants benefited from these courses.
Individual Training: The TDTB has delivered 488 hours of one-on-one lectures to individuals with visual impairment form June to August 2018. In these tailor-made courses, we worked with visually impaired people/students and tried to solve their problems with computers or smart phones.
Computer Skill Competition: In order to inspire the importance of computer skill among visually impaired communities, the TDTB held a competition in August 2018. We invited 13 visually impaired adults and 13 visually impaired students gathering in this competition. The competition had two parts: data searching on the Internet, and Chinese Typing. Biggest winner is a 15-year-old/9th grade visually impaired student, who took home with him the grand prize of USD 360.
Vocational Training: The 2018 TDTB vocational training started in March 2018. From June to August 2018, visually impaired trainees learned how to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other application software. We now have 12 visually impaired people receiving their training every day in this association. The training will be completed in early-November 2018.
Experience Sharing: From June to August 2018, the TDTB held three experience sharing gatherings. We invited three speakers to share their experiences on overcoming visual disabilities. Over 60 visually impaired people benefited from these lectures.
Mental Health: During this period of time, this Association has arranged more than 45 hours of psychological counseling, as well as a 10-week group therapy for more than 15 visually impaired people and their families. We also organized one outdoor activity in June 2018, and invited more than 30 visually impaired people and volunteers to explore a historical site in the Taipei City.