Atriev - they work with STI. One floor here they conduct their classes
for blind children and college level
fun. Listen to the teachers, who are also blind.
When we took on the project proposal of rftb to conduct the blind - 20
high school students.
More on than the branding.
open the minds of the people who don't know that they can make an
Very simple. Just a syntesizer.
That just reads to them on the screen.
workshop - teaches the software
offer the facilities.
that are connected to the Net, outfitted
over two eeks
they learn how to create digital files, postings, edit, copy, paste,
create tables, do spreadsheets...
and the second week and they go on the internet. first time the
experience the internet they are physical experience a lot of
information like a whole new highway. it's just wonderful.
we brought in the press. glowing articles about it and as
acommunications program we submitted that program to te program to a
numbers some awards
there's a big gap that we can fill by working on this.
real lives and real technologies enabling their own handicaps.
photos of first batch
ukranian. went on a scholarship to Temple University.
wife was a graduate student in oriental languages.. between the two of
them the leel of discourse ...
significant trips was to go to a computer store with Victor..
very portable and very light, quite cheap, but he didn't
no serial port...
resources for the blind
we're doing it again.
mayet. technical person.
The first timewe did it, we wanted to focus on the
IBMers... Sometimes IBMers tend to think we're okay. and that we
don't really need a lot of things. napaka smug.
We wanted them to feel that there are really a lot of people there
who are very needy.
by bringing them into the building
there were some tutorials that some ibmers volunteered to
they gave a lot of money for the lechon and the guests
the funny thing is that we ordered the lechon through the internet...
even if you're blind, you can get things done.
the ibmers went overboard. We didn't want to just dole out food.
something that owould outlast the training.
talking watches? or walking canes. foldable canes.
we actually were able to give all the participants one watch each,
and we raffled off 10 canes. There was one person who gave an MP3
player. They really appreciated it. Even the tutors - because they
bought a thinkpad. so they leaft behind their old laptops to the
more than that we want this to be part of our community relations
maybe this year, neighboring countries
bring attention to the fact that
not helpless. just can't see.
They can process the information in their heads just the same way
we do.\stoo much of an insurance risk, so actuarial mathematics.
action agenda. they want to help. two girls who came for the opening.
they saw it and they came afterwards. we are event organizers and
this was in august. about october, they were organizing at that taime
an IT fair in Virra mall. We like your program. We'd livke to give
you free booth space in Virra Mall for two weeks. On the condition
that we would feature access technology.
Growing group of young students who are blind and actually use
For the organziations, it was like.. kaya pa
we should be more marketing oriented.
use the media in order to tell more people about the good things
your objective is to uplift the blind.
the other group of people who attended that first day of
coummputereyes were the rotarians.
on their own, they initiated programs to provide used computers to
IBM provided the software.
nippon Overbrook/Resources for the Blind/DECS
Philippine school for the deaf and blind
prizes for the most outstanding composition...
how to relate to blind people.
nestle philippines manager went to a trip to Switzerland just a few
years ago. Winter. wife is an IBMers. The cold actually detached his
retina. he became blind overnight. All of a sudden he was just
sitting in a corner.
so slowly he has regained his computer skills
thanks to this community
he has since retired, but he has found more utility for himself
opportunity for IBMers to serve and be giving of themselves
publicity mileage report
they were taught how to HTML link. They posted their own websites.
Victor Tsaran, Ukraine
Tony Llanes, Philippines
hosted by edsamail
preudices that they experienced
ICT Show 2001.
700 people who filled out information sheets - any way they could
Velarde was the name of the peson in Switzerland
get them into university courses.
new president very much supportive of computer eye.s.
the first project attended awas the teachers' conference.
what is the teachers' conference?
introduce computers to young chidren 4-7 years old
teaching science, math, reading...
takking your course
the whole setup that you had
one of them had to take the course, but after wards she was'nt
available any more...
we have 34 kids this year - preschool and elementary
november 20-22. holiday inn. teachers' conference - elementary and high school.