AP Thailand Public Co., Ltd., in its continued effort to support society and promote human resources development, recently organised READ FOR BLIND initiative where audiobooks for the blind are produced via the titular application to broaden learning horizons for people with disabilities allowing them to live with Cheevit Dee Dee Tee Lueak Eng Dai together. AP Thailand currently has as many as 28 visually impaired employees on its payroll as part of a mission to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. On this occasion, Ms. Tippawan Sirikoon, Deputy Chief People Officer, represented AP Thailand Public Co., Ltd., in presenting a set of audiobooks and audiobook production equipment to Mr. Kittipong Sutthi, Director of the National Library for the Blind and Printdisable to support the library’s Daisy Thailand Project.
Ms. Tippawan Sirikoon, Deputy Chief People Officer, AP Thailand Public Co., Ltd., said, “AP attaches importance to and values people with disabilities. The support given is aimed to contribute to the effort to help improve the quality of life for these people so they can live in parity with all of us. We joined in the effort to produce audiobooks as part of our READ FOR BLIND programme to expand learning horizons for visually impaired people, which is vital in opening up their life opportunities so they can live with Cheevit Dee Dee Tee Lueak Eng Dai like the rest of us. We believe people with disabilities have potential and worthiness and they can be an important part of society with everyone else.”
Mr. Kittipong Sutthi, Director of the National Library for the Blind and Printdisable, said, “Over 90% of audiobooks are produced by contributing volunteers since our library is low on staff and the number of audiobook reading rooms is limited. So we need volunteers to read audiobooks via an application. We are thankful to AP Thailand for the support and for giving us the audiobooks and audiobook production equipment. We will use them to provide people with vision impairment access to the best learning resources and information.”
AP Thailand currently has 28 vision-impaired people employed. Fifteen of them are on rotation supporting AP team at the company’s Ratchadapisek head office. The remaining thirteen are on the company’s payroll working in different provinces across the country. They are allowed to work in their specialised fields such as teaching assistant, national team volleyball player, etc. It is part of AP’s long-term mission to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities to live in parity with the rest in society and to make vision-impaired people proud of themselves.
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