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ATRIEV is Where I Belong

by Edrian delos Reyes “You are blind now! Accept it and go on with your life!” I said that line to myself numerous times, but it wasn’t that easy. It was hard for me to accept that I’m a visually impaired now. My life changed and I just couldn’t keep up with the changes. Even… Continue Reading ATRIEV is Where I Belong

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Turning Point of Being Blind

by Yvette Amistad, ATRIEV Trainer since 2015 “Lord, Help me. This is not the life I’ve wanted and dreamt of.” I felt stuck and fed up of the heavy responsibilities of looking after my cousins. I cried so hard and prayed on bended knees. I hoped to be more productive and not just to stay… Continue Reading Turning Point of Being Blind

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Call for Enrollment: Writing for the Web Training for Persons with Disabilities

Do you know that writing for the web is now abound in the online job market? And do you know that persons with disabilities can work as web content writers? Finally, ATRIEV will conduct an exciting and comprehensive training entitled, “Writing for the Web.” With the proper guidance, participants can Discover their paths in writing.… Continue Reading Call for Enrollment: Writing for the Web Training for Persons with Disabilities

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Manual for Teaching IT to the Blind will be Launched

Twenty years ago, it was unthinkable for a blind person to use computers. Today, blind and visually impaired persons have thrived as contact center agents, virtual assistants, web content writers, programmers, web auditors and a host of other jobs with the help of assistive technology. In the Philippines, a not-for-profit organization named Adaptive Technology for… Continue Reading Manual for Teaching IT to the Blind will be Launched

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Empowering Persons with Disabilities through IT

For the past two decades, technology has tremendously changed the way we live our lives. We can do video chat with our loved ones overseas in real time. We can edit and share documents, presentations and games anywhere any time. We have our groceries, clothes, gadgets and even cabs right at our doorstep using online… Continue Reading Empowering Persons with Disabilities through IT

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Crawl, Eat, Write: 1st Food Crawl with ATRIEV’s Writing for the Web Team

Food crawl: the culminating activity for the “Writing for the Web” training. The mere mention of “food” sent the whole class in a frenzy. But then, there’s this other word, “crawl”. Banded together, what do these words mean? Nope, I won’t give you its definition, Google can help you with that. Rather, I would share… Continue Reading Crawl, Eat, Write: 1st Food Crawl with ATRIEV’s Writing for the Web Team

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ATRIEV Opened My Eyes to Possibilities

by Beverly Bravo, ATRIEV Trainer since 2015 A long time ago, people thought that the world was flat. That when you reach the end of the world, you’ll fall. In my world, that’s also what I thought before I met  ATRIEV. I thought the world was just from our house to the wide playground of our… Continue Reading ATRIEV Opened My Eyes to Possibilities

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Seeing Through Technology

by Carol Catacutan, ATRIEV’s Chief of Operations and founding member It’s happening…the blind can be call center agents, virtual assistants, transcriptionists and blog writers because of technology. Nowadays, computers easily translate every keystroke and screen change into speech. ATRIEV, the IT Center for the blind, started it all in the Philippines in 1999. Unwittingly, I… Continue Reading Seeing Through Technology

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Over 250 Persons Trained in Assistive Technology

ATRIEV, the pioneer computer training center for the blind, has provided computer training to 279 persons with disabilities, special education teachers, ALS teachers and parents of PWDs from Dagupan to Iligan in 2015. In partnership with the NORFIL foundation, The Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and the Philippines – Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP), ATRIEV conducted… Continue Reading Over 250 Persons Trained in Assistive Technology

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Carol Catacutan: Shining Light in the World of Darkness

Being a single mother is Carol’s life goal and priority. Acting as the organization’s Chief of Operations, Carol’s shoulders carry the day-to-day operations of the organization from fund sourcing to budget scrutiny to overall supervision of all aspects of the organizational operations. She dedicates the majority of her waking hours to ATRIEV in an effort to… Continue Reading Carol Catacutan: Shining Light in the World of Darkness