Archive for July, 2011

An Epiphany of the Beauty of Information Through Text

July 26, 2011

I’ve been transcribing audio recordings for ten years now. When I was in college, I used to accept project-based transcription work from government and non-government organizations. I recall how I’d get my beer money from those transcription projects. Yes, those were the days!

Even now that I’m working as an accessibility consultant and an international speaker on accessibility, I still take transcription projects from time to time. I really like the fact that I get to learn new information and transcribe that information for other people as well.

And thinking about transcription, I had this little epiphany about the rarely discovered beauty of this type of service.

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28 Things I’ve Learned from Life

July 19, 2011

Today I celebrate my 28th year in this strangely beautiful world of ours. And while doing so, I wanna share some of the lessons and ideas I’ve learned from living everyday.

Since I can say that the things I’ve realized and learned from life really cannot be contained in one single post, I have decided to share with you those that are most important to me. Some of these things I learned on my own while some of them I learned from observing other people.

Here we go…

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Helping an International Organization Make Its Online Documents More Accessible

July 14, 2011

We had an excellent meeting about accessibility this morning. I was invited by the dynamic people at ATRIEV Computer School for the Blind to meet with the program officers of Liliane Foundation to help them evaluate the accessibility of Liliane’s online documents.

The Liliane Foundation is an international organization that aims to give access to medical and social rehabilitation to children and youngsters with disabilities in developing countries. Since 2007, the Liliane Foundation has been providing ATRIEV with support in terms of tuition fees and assistive devices for a number of the school’s deserving students.

The program officers of Liliane Foundation and Julius discussing the accessibility of Liliane's online documents

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The Accessibility Ally in the First Ever Quezon City PWD Summit

July 13, 2011

Today, July 13, 2011, the Quezon City local government and the various sectors of persons with disability (PWD) made history by conducting the first ever Quezon City PWD Summit. The main goal of this event is to carry out a consultation with all disability sectors in order to formulate a law that would uphold the human rights of persons with disabilities in the city.

The main theme of the PWD Summit is “making rights real for Filipinos with disabilities”. This event was organized by the local government of Quezon City and was supported by the Department of Health, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), and the Social Services Development Department. The Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City was the venue of the summit.

Julius in the Quezon City PWD Summit

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