Application is now open for the JBL ICT Training 2021 organised and sponsored by The Japan Braille Library. In view of the ongoing global Covid19 Pandemic, the training will be conducted online. There will be 2 programmes this year i.e. 1 Intermediate Level and 1 Advance Level. The participants for Intermediate Level Programme will participate in the Leadership Empowerment Workshop from 12 July (Monday – 16 July (Friday) 2021. They will participate in a face-to-face ICT Training in Penang, Malaysia in July 2022 if the spread of Covid19 is under control. For the Advance Level Programme, participants will also participate in the Leadership Empowerment Workshop from 12 July (Monday – 16 July (Friday) 2021. They will continue with ICT Training online from 19 July (Monday) to 30 July (Friday) 2021.
The Leadership Empowerment Workshop intends to allow the participants to discover and improve their leadership qualities with the view of preparing them to be future leaders in the work for persons who are blind or with visual impairment in their respective countries.
In the Intermediate Level Programme, participants will learn more about the Windows 10 Operating System, NVDA Screen-reader, MSOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Internet Browsing, E-mailing and Social Media such as Facebook, and using online platform for meetings/training. Other topics can be included based on the request from the participants.
As for the Advance Level Programme, participants should already have knowledge in Windows 10 Operating System and NVDA Screen-reader. They will learn to create their own website, audio and video editing, editing and using online platform for meetings/training.
This programme is offered to Participants who are blind or with visual impairment from countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, possess basic computer skills, reasonable level of English proficiency, between 18 – 35 years old as in June 2021, healthy and have computers and have access to good internet connection. Interested applicants should seek recommendation from the ex-participants of the Teruko Ikeda ICT Training Programme or go through your local organisation for and of the blind.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview. The announcement of successful applicants will be made at the end of March 2021. The decision of the Selection Committee is final and we will not entertain any appeal.
Interested applicants should
download the application form here.
Completed application form should be e-mail directly to Ms. Christina Anne Lau, representative of the Japan Braille Library at:
The closing date for receiving applications is 28 February 2021. Successful applicants shall be notified by e-mail. We look forward to receiving your applications.
Christina Anne Lau
Japan Braille Library