On the 25th April 2018, Assoc. Prof. Preecha Soontranan, M.D., Acting Vice President for Student Affairs and Alumni, hosted an event – Academic Audio Books for Visually Impaired Users Training – at which there were roughly 40 participants, including Mahidol staff as well as visually impaired audiences, at Meeting Room 323, Mahidol Learning Center, Salaya campus.
This particular project accounts for an academic service, catered by the disability support services unit, under the division of Student Affairs, Mahidol University. It aims to support academic media production, such as academic audio books that give more learning opportunities for the learners with visual disability. Taking place from the 25th – 26th April, the training consists of experiences sharing from Mr. Nuttapong Luenpan, a visually disabled graduate from the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University. During his talk, he lectured how to use “GQ code”, an audio barcode for visually impaired users, and how to create DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Digital Talking Book.