On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Khon Kaen University that will converge on January 25, 2024, which will arrive at the library Khon Kaen University has integrated cooperation with the School for the Blind and Educational Technology Center for the Blind Khon Kaen to support students, students and the general public. People with visual disabilities or visual impairments to have access to knowledge resources for lifelong learning on an equal basis with the general public. through the production of audiobooks of international quality and handed over the produced audio books to the School for the Blind Khon Kaen Province on July 27, 2023 at the School Community for the Blind, Khon Kaen
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supat Sinawat, Director of Khon Kaen University Library The chairman of the event said that the library, as a learning center for all, aims to support lifelong learning. to people of all genders and ages and are aware of their limitations and needs a variety of service users in each group Therefore, we have developed cooperation with various agencies or communities both inside and outside Khon Kaen University. To support learning through new service innovations and on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Khon Kaen University The library has therefore joined hands with the School for the Blind. and the Center for Educational Technology for the Blind Khon Kaen To produce audiobooks as a tool that expands the opportunity to access knowledge and information for those who are visually impaired. To truly support equality in learning for all groups of people.
This audiobook learning support program There is continuous operation. through 4 different activities as follows:
The first step is the process of listening to the needs of the visually impaired (need assessment). It was found that audiobooks are learning media that help expand opportunities to access various knowledge for the visually impaired. and made aware of the lack of learning topics and wish to receive support
The second step is to organize training for skills and knowledge in the production of standardized audio books. for the personnel of the Library of KKU, courtesy of the Center for Educational Technology for the Blind Khon Kaen Has sent a team of speakers who are experts in producing audio books to help in the training. This allows personnel of the KKU Library to learn the necessary skills for audiobook production. And prepare to act as a mentor in the production of audiobooks (audiobook coach) for volunteers. Or those who are interested in participating in the production of audio books in the future
Step 3 is the integration of cooperation with volunteer spirit. which consists of students, staff and the general public who see the importance of learning and want to participate in delivering learning opportunities to students and people who are disadvantaged due to visual disabilities. through the production of audiobooks In this step Library personnel Will serve as a mentor in the production of audiobooks (audiobook coach) through organizing workshops to prepare volunteers. have the skills to co-create quality audio books for delivering to the visually impaired. to produce standardized audiobooks
Activity to support learning with audio books held today. It is the last step of the said project. It is the delivery of the audiobook (Audiobook) that has been completed. for the Khon Kaen School for the Blind to be used as a learning support medium for students as well as interested persons with visual impairments Today’s activities were honored by Mr. Komol Malaithong, Director of Khon Kaen School for the Blind and Mr. Sanong Juansang, Director of the Center for Educational Technology for the Blind. Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the royal patronage in participating in the delivery of audio books at the library KKU together with volunteers have produced This audiobook learning support program It is one of many projects initiated by Khon Kaen University. to promote sustainable development of society and to offer as a royal charity to His Majesty the King on the occasion of his birthday on July 28, 2023
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