Thursday, January 29, 2009


The SPUP Knowledge for Development Center participated in the opening of the first ever province-wide celebration of the National Disability, Prevention and Disability (NDPR) Week held on July 17, 2008 at the Provincial Capitol Gymnasium, Capitol Hills, Tuguegarao City. This year’s theme is “Kapag May Access, May Success!”

Ms. Eva Brillo, SPUP KDC Coordinator, delivered a talk on the programs and services that the SPUP KDC provides for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). She presented the assistive devices of the KDC, namely: JAWS (Job Access with Speech), Kurzweil 1000, Zoom Text and Focus Braille Display.

JAWS is a screen reader that works in Windows Operating system to provide access to today’s popular software applications and the internet. It interprets content of the monitor into audio version of what is on screen of a computer.

KURZWEIL 1000 is a Windows-based software application that makes printed and electronic materials accessible to people who are blind or have limited vision by converting printed or electronic word into speech.

ZOOMTEXT allows persons with limited vision to see and hear everything on the computer screen. It provides complete access to applications, documents, e-mail and the internet, enlarges texts and images.

FOCUS BRAILLE DISPLAY is for those who are both visually and hearing impaired. KURZWEIL is used to scan text then FBD displays the text which can be sensed by stroking the keys.

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