The Story of RBI, an Organization that Helps the Blind Filipinos

Hand Reading Braille
A hand while reading Braille

This is the story of Resources for the Blind Incorporated RBI, an organization that provides products and services for blind Filipinos all over the Philippines.

While we know that the Philippine government is doing their best to ensure that their programs and services are felt by the PWD sector, organizations like RBI are also there, trying to reach out those visually impaired in every corner of the Philippines. And of course they do this with the help of the Lord!

If you want to know more about RBI and the different services they offer, you can read the text that was copied from the RBI’s website below. Continue reading The Story of RBI, an Organization that Helps the Blind Filipinos

Sarah Joyce Ocampo Cover of Completely by Ana Laura

Sarah, a Filipino blind singer
A blind girl singing a Christian song called Completely by Ana Laura

Sarah recorded this very beautiful song called Completely by Ana Laura.

Completely Cover by Sarah

This is Sarah Joyce Roberts’ own version of the song Completely. She sang it using an entry level studio quality microphone, an old computer and a room with no sound treatment.Continue reading Sarah Joyce Ocampo Cover of Completely by Ana Laura

iPhone and Android Podcast Third Episode

Accessible Android phone
Samsung Android phone

Sarah will be talking more about Android accessibility like the selfie apps in this episode of our podcast regarding iPhone and
Android devices.

iPhone and Android Podcast

This is the third episode of our podcast about iPhone and Android and their accessibility features.

In this episode, there are two topics that were discussed.Continue reading iPhone and Android Podcast Third Episode

iPhone and Android Podcast Second Episode

This is the second episode of our podcast about Android, iPhone and their accessibility features.

In this episode, our discussion is focused more on the Android device and its Talkback feature. Talkback is the screen reader for Android used by visually impaired mobile users. Like the Voiceover on the iPhone, it enables the blind to use their touch screen phone.

The following is the list of topics discussed in this podcast:Continue reading iPhone and Android Podcast Second Episode

iPhone and Android Podcast First Episode

In this very first episode of our podcast, you will learn how to operate your Android or iPhone/iOS device using the accessibility feature called Talkback on the Android and Voiceover on the iPhone. If you are blind or sighted who know someone who is blind, this will be benefitial for you.

The four topics discussed are the following:Continue reading iPhone and Android Podcast First Episode

Republic Act 10366 Accessible Polling Places for PWDs and Senior Citizens

S. No. 3287
H. No. 5509

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Fifteenth Congress
Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10366] AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS TO ESTABLISH PRECINCTS ASSIGNED TO ACCESSIBLE POLLING PLACES EXCLUSIVELY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIOR CITIZENS

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:Continue reading Republic Act 10366 Accessible Polling Places for PWDs and Senior Citizens

Vice Ganda with Persons with Disabilities and Their Inspirational Song in It’s Showtime

Note: ABS-CBN removed the Youtube video of the performance so we removed the embedded video.

This is the performance of Vice Ganda, Ryan Bang and children with disabilities last October in Showtime’s fifth anniversary.

The song lyrics talks about the positive outlook of persons with disabilities despite their situation. Until now discrimination is still present in our society, while PWDs are admirable in dealing with this kind of trials in their lives. They believe that we are all equal in God’s eyes. In fact they also give advice to other PWDs, that they should care less about the negative things they hear about them and just continue to inspire people and serve God through their talent.Continue reading Vice Ganda with Persons with Disabilities and Their Inspirational Song in It’s Showtime