ATRIEV Never Stops

“Once a teacher, forever a student.” Learning is a life-long process and it does not stop on the place where I am. Even if there is a distraction in my comfortable way of teaching and learning, the unbreakable aim of ATRIEV will never stop. I am a well-blessed trainer of ATRIEV and as I look… Continue reading ATRIEV Never Stops

My Online Teaching Journey

Android phones had been a necessity in our lives now that we are stepping in the world of 21st century era. It helps us create and check emails on the go, post our life events in Facebook, contact our connections wherever and whenever we want; basically, making our lives sweeter and easier as Google call… Continue reading My Online Teaching Journey

A Better ATRIEV and a Better Me for a Better You

Want to know a nerve-racking moment? Mine was sitting in front of the laptop with my ATRIEV yellow shirt on, opening the TeamTalk application and trying to handle a virtual class as an Assistive Technology Trainer. And that is all because of the birth of what now we call, eATRIEV. With this new normal, we… Continue reading A Better ATRIEV and a Better Me for a Better You

Virtual Teachers’ Training: Embracing the New Normal Learning

Introduction As I sat in front of my laptop, I reached out for the smartphone on my right and pressed the power button. The screen unlocked, then my Talkback announced, “9:20 AM.” I put away my phone and returned it to its position. I fixed my hair and double-checked if I already have all the… Continue reading Virtual Teachers’ Training: Embracing the New Normal Learning

Extraordinary Faith in an Extraordinary Time

By: Remir Romualdo “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”Hebrews 11:1 ESVHow far are you willing to stretch your faith in this extraordinary challenging time?Just imagine how blind delegates attend training in Penang, Malaysia, with no personal assistants to guide them from the airport, airplane, convention center… Continue reading Extraordinary Faith in an Extraordinary Time

Making A Difference With AI

AI in Mobile Legends is something that I can beat up easily, but with Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility Hackathon, wherein more than 400 individuals over 8 countries across Asia Pacific participated, AI is going to become a tool to overcome accessibility challenges for people with disabilities. Microsoft Philippines focused on accessibility issues connected to visual… Continue reading Making A Difference With AI

A Star Gate to Success

by John Sebastian Procoro Masbad Ask a child about his dream and he will tell you such hopeful words, “I want to be an engineer,” or “I want to become a pilot,” or “I wish I could be an astronaut.” How does a child come up with those professions that he does not know the… Continue reading A Star Gate to Success

The Mentor Who Changed My Life

by Charles Gabriel Allana Mentoring is an effective method of helping inexperienced individuals develop and progress in their life. Merriam Webster dictionary defines mentor as a trusted counsellor or guide. Who helps and guides another individual’s development. This two verses also define mentoring: Proverbs 27:17 iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Romans 15:14… Continue reading The Mentor Who Changed My Life

The Values My Teacher Taught Me

by Joyce Ann Vivas A quote says, “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts but of values.” This was the lesson I’ve learned from the teacher who changed my life. It was on my second year high-school when I met this teacher, Mrs. Liwanag she was my Values Education teacher then. That… Continue reading The Values My Teacher Taught Me

White Cane Safety Day Celebration 2019

Where It All Started For centuries around the world, cane, staff or stick was used to guide blind people in their travels. It was used to alert them of the obstacles in their paths. The use of white cane was claimed to have started in 1921 which was attributed to James Briggs, a Bristol photographer… Continue reading White Cane Safety Day Celebration 2019

Guia Rabacca

As an occupational therapist in the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program, I used to pride myself on already being aware about the various aspects of our environment that facilitate of hinder the participation of persons with disabilities. I realized that I still have a long way to go. This training taught me that there is so much… Continue reading Guia Rabacca

Feye Roderos

I learned the characteristics that make a document accessible – scannability, searchability, legibility, and readability. The training also provided insightful tips and practical ways to apply these characteristics to each type of document. I also learned how to make visual elements such as photos, video clips, tables, and charts and graphs accessible. I absolutely loved… Continue reading Feye Roderos

Danelle Melgar

I learned a lot from this training, starting from writing different kinds or types of articles. I remember before I joined this training. I was afraid to write articles or stories because I always thought about what other people would say. This training has become the way for me to overcome my fears. Creating podcast,… Continue reading Danelle Melgar

Claryss Aquino

I learned a lot in this training but one of the things that really stayed with me is how I could push beyond my boundaries but still enjoying what I do at the same time. Out trainers are ever so supportive of our works and it’s one of the things that I really love. The… Continue reading Claryss Aquino

Wendell Biala

What I’ve learned from this training is most of all, charity. Charity not in the way that we give material help, but also giving the help that we can, to those people who needs it, such our knowledge in a specific part of the training and other help that we can offer. Also, we learned… Continue reading Wendell Biala

Eliza Lorica

I am planning to put up my own online selling business, but I don’t know how to start and what are the things to do and to be considered. That is why when the first time that I’ve heard Digital Business Basic Training, I was very excited because I know that this is the solution… Continue reading Eliza Lorica

Gian Paolo Carillaga

Dear ATRIEV, Norfil and Microsoft corp, thank you for sponsorship and now I have 3 finish course DLT (Digital Literecy Training) General Transcription and ICS( Introduction to Computer Science) Thank you for all of you for giving me a chance to continue my dream and my life , thank you for encouraging me to learn… Continue reading Gian Paolo Carillaga

Mary Grace Campang

Words are not enough to express my thankfulness in the Organizations who support the Intro to Computer Science training for the community of Visually Impaired, without you these could never been happened, to the Faculty and Board members of ATRIEV I am greatly thankful for the opportunity to join, for believing in Us and expanding… Continue reading Mary Grace Campang

Lorna McBean

There were so much ATRIEV seminars that pass through which I wanted to join but missed out because frequently all of their schedule has conflicts on my job-related activities. Initially I was not self-motivated to join the training because I ‘ve got tons of things to do both with Graduate School and school SpEd paper… Continue reading Lorna McBean

Margaret Pasco

First of all, I would like to thank Atriev for giving an opportunity to learn. No words could possibly express how happy I was when I was informed that I had been chosen and sponsored by you to receive a scholarship. Your generosity encourages me not only to continue to be hopeful through atriev, but… Continue reading Margaret Pasco

Lea Famor

Attending the 5-day training on how to use the android using talk back for the benefit of my students with visual impairment is such a blessing. It’s always my desire to extend help to these persons knowing that they have limited abilities compared to the regular persons. On the first day of our training, I… Continue reading Lea Famor

Mary Anne Perdon

The 5-day Basic ICT Training was indeed very fruitful, informative and beneficial to both teachers and to learners with visual impairment as the main recipient of the training.  Thank you very much ATRIEV for conducting such training for teachers.  The training had equipped me in upskilling my technology know-how on apps that visual impaired people… Continue reading Mary Anne Perdon

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

Alma Corsanes DLT Summer 2018 Light perception, Juvenile Open-Angle Glaucoma (JOAG) Edrian Delos Reyes DLT Summer 2018 Low vision, Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) #MyATRIEVidaMoments #ATRIEVturnsSILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

My most remarkable moment in ATRIEV was when one of the Norfil Foundation staff join the class for a few days because she said that their website is not that accessible. At first I thought that she is strict but when she introduced herself and told us that we could act like normal students. I… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

Sa akin po, Sobrang Laki po ng naitulong ng ATRIEV, lalo na po noong nagsisimula palang po ako. Sobrang dami ko pong natutunan noon sa DLT, natutunan ko po mas i-handel ng maayos ang computer ko, at higit po sa lahat natuto po akong gumawa ng PowerPoint, gumawa ng mga Gawain sa Excel, at iba… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

The hope that ATRIEV gives to the PWD community ignited my love for this advocacy. I will continue to live by its mission to create vision beyond sight. Furthermore, I believe that all my experiences in this 5-day training will help me to become the best Special Education teacher that I can be. I will… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

As a person with mobility impairment, Writing for the Web Training was another milestone for me. I learned to enhance my grammar and English composition, and developed my skills in computer. It refreshed my mind in the proper usage of grammar and it upgraded me to the latest applications. I have learned new techniques and… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

Madami akong bagay na natutunan sa pag-enroll ko sa iba’t-ibang trainings sa ATRIEV. Not only in terms of using computer, kundi maging sa kung papaano makihalobilo sa iba’t-ibang klase ng tao sa lipunan. Mas naging fruitful ang social life ko. Naramdaman kong naging upgraded ang pagkatao ko dahil sa mga kaalamang naibahagi sa akin ng… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

I’m very much grateful of the ATRIEV because I was benefited by their training using ICT in teaching learners with special needs, especially for the visually impaired and blind. I have so much respect and I feel proud of the trainers because of their perseverance for us to learn to use digital technology. Despite their… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEV gave me hope after an incident of senseless violence took my eyesight. What I learned from the ATRIEV experience enables me to do my work at Grayscale and at VIsION AI Labs. So I wish this amazing bunch all the luck and blessings that they need for years to come. Happy silver anniversary! Marx… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

Isa rin ako sa nahirapan noong unang training ko sa ATRIEV, 2004 yon. Dumating na sa puntong aatras na ako sa klase at uuwi nalang ako dahil sa halos walang pumapasok sa ulo ko kahit anong turo nila. Pero salamat po sa matyagang pagturo nila at salamat dn sa naging kaklase ko na si Sir… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

I met ATRIEV three years after I became blind. Those times were the dark ages of my life. ATRIEV showed me the world of hope and possibilities despite of my limitation. In my 40-day venture through the DLT training, I learned how to use and explore the computer and now I am applying those learnings… Continue reading ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

Me, Myself, and Eyes: Millennial Vision Care

by: John Phillip Artacho William Shakespeare once said, “the eyes are the window to the soul”. Let us not interpret this quote in the literal manner, let’s use it by focusing on the importance of our eyes. Like our soul, the sense of sight is one of the most essential part of our life and… Continue reading Me, Myself, and Eyes: Millennial Vision Care

Games That Blind People Can Play During Quarantine

Ever since I was a kid my blind mom would play games with me. We used to play cards whenever she had time after work. But in today’s time, everything is digital. And as a gamer myself, I’m glad to know that there are a variety of games that blind people can play that are… Continue reading Games That Blind People Can Play During Quarantine

How to Get Gainful Remote Work Amidst Global Crisis

Covid 19 brought a major change in our everyday life. It transformed everything from a traditional transaction, where you have to go out in order to buy and dine, or avail any service, to an online transaction, where you have to do everything over the internet. No wonder why even the businesses and offices which… Continue reading How to Get Gainful Remote Work Amidst Global Crisis

Audio Described Movies to Watch During Quarantine

by: Claryss Aquino (DCCT 2020 – Batch 1) I know that this quarantine period is such a bummer since we aren’t allowed to go out and have fun. Even though there are some people who have been discovering new hobbies, there are still some who would just prefer lazing around and beinga couch potato all… Continue reading Audio Described Movies to Watch During Quarantine

Basic Tips for a Blind Newbie Mom

by: Cedeline Alvarez (DCCT 2020 – Batch 2) Are you one of those women with visual impairment who want to have your own family? Good news! In this article, you will find out some basic tips before you enter in the world of blind parenting.   Learning the Important Household Chores As a woman, of… Continue reading Basic Tips for a Blind Newbie Mom

7 Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy During Quarantine

by: Andrea Estrella (DCCT 2020 – Batch 1) Physical fitness is very important if you want to maintain your figure and keep your body healthy, especially this pandemic which doesn’t give you any other choice but to stay at home 24/7. However, it can be a tedious process because you will have to undergo various… Continue reading 7 Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy During Quarantine

6 Advantages of Home Gardening for Blind Moms

by: Annabelle Lucero (DCCT 2020 – Batch 2) Being a stay at home mom can sometimes be tiring and boring at the same time. But what if you’re also blind? I assume that the struggle is more and real especially having little kids to take care of. But let us divert your attention to other… Continue reading 6 Advantages of Home Gardening for Blind Moms

5 Tips in Writing a Song

by: Rolan Christian Faelnar (DCCT 2020 – Batch 2) Writing a song can never be easy. People are struggling to conceptualize their ideas. They’re confused on where to start. Or maybe they overthink of which words they’re going to put as the process of song writing lyric is ongoing. While they encounter difficulties, people tend… Continue reading 5 Tips in Writing a Song