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ATRIEV offers better work opportunities for the blind

© Philippine Star, Manila — Going beyond what society dictates, a group of blind computer enthusiasts put up Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV) back in 1994. This admittedly ambitious undertaking strived to come up with innovative ways to help visually impaired people find better work opportunities. As the only school in the Philippines which specializes in computer access and information technology, ATRIEV makes use of adaptive technology so that blind and sight impaired individuals will have the chance to apply for mainstream employment, like call center positions…. READ ARTICLE

RP marks opening of first call center for blind

By Melvin G. Calimag © Manila Bulletin, Philippines — The country’s first call center that employs only blind persons has begun its formal operations, marking an important milestone in the struggle of disabled persons to cross the digital divide. The call center, comprised of eight training rooms and three desks dedicated for outbound calls, is a project of the Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration, and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV). It was funded mainly by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC)…. READ ARTICLE

Philippine call center to employ blind people only

© GMANews.tv — Next week, the Philippines will open its first-ever call center that only employs blind persons, a milestone in the struggle of disabled people to cross the digital divide. With eight training rooms and three desks dedicated for outbound calls, the call center facility will be equipped with adaptive hardware and software customized to the needs and abilities of the blind. Six totally blind, low vision and sighted graduates are currently being trained as trainors in Taipei, Taiwan, the headquarters of the the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC). ADOC provided funds for the facility, a project of the Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration, and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV) Inc…. READ ARTICLE