eVision Assistive Technology
Assisting your Vision and Communication for Independence!
Registered vendor of assistive high-tech computer devices for the Ministry of Health, Assistive Devices
Program (ADP) - 265 Bloor Street East, Suite 1604, Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
Tel. 416-465-4115 Fax 416-465-9115
eVision Assistive Technology
From left: Lani Cuevas at
salesconsultant; Lenlen at
evisiondirector; Mario at
eVision in a DEMO event at CNIB
Lee's work with the visually and physically challenged..
Lee's testimonial: "Many of my
students are visually and hearing impaired; I teach them how to
adapt to the assistive hardware & software of today’s computer technology;
and as they now use their computers’ Microsoft Office programs, E-mail, Chat
Messengers and the World Wide Web, the blind thank me for being able
to ‘see’ and the hearing and speech impaired say how wonderful it is to
be ‘talking’ and ‘hearing’ even if it is with a machine.
never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar!" Helen
Notes & Photos of Lee's students who agreed to be part of this Web page:
visually impaired because of acute diabetes. This 40-year-old professional uses ZoomText 9.0 (Magnifier & Reader); Kurzweil 1000 (Scanner & Reader). He likes Web
surfing, burning MP3s and DVD movies.
He connects regularly with CNIB for
visual needs, training in Braille technology, as well as with Ontario govt social services for disability assistance via his new PC.
Star student Theresa,
visually impaired & physically
since birth, Theresa is very bright, very involved with life, independent
and very at peace with
herself enjoying everyday life with doting husband Peter
of 7 years. Theresa does word processing
& desktop publishing aiming to be a
professional to open a business.
'Mommy Monfero, 83 years
old, diabetic, totally blind in one eye,
20% vision left
in other eye learned
quickly to use her MS Word to type her
'personal journal' &
uses Excel for her
financial tasks. ZoomText
reads her emails for her & Kurzweil
1000 scans and reads her postal mail,
newsletters, church bulletin and prayer
Ping was a Criminal Law professor
in RP. He is now retired here in Toronto and uses his PC lay-outing
and editing manuscripts. He
authors training books
on Philippine Criminology. He burns
final copies of his work on CD/DVDs on
his Vista desktop and are delivered to the National Book Store in Manila,
where they are published and sold as training books. He uses ZoomText, Kurzweil,
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft
Publisher or his work. Ping suffers advanced stage of macular degeneration.
Lee with Pamela.
Pam is an advanced
She has a Vista desktop
and she enjoys social networking on the
'Net everyday on Facebook, Multiply &
Hi5. Pam is
visually impaired and physically
assistive software are
Kurzweil & ZoomText.
She enjoys sharing photo albums on her
network of friends
around her get used
to the computer. Her everyday health permitting, Pam teaches ZoomText and Kurzweil to other residents
Mommy Monfero checks a hard copy
of a Word document she printed. She is
totally a keyboard hotkeys user. She was
an accountant in the Philippines and
today has a fantastic memory and marked
concentration power. Mrs. Monfero
is due for her 5-year
re-assessment in September
with the Ministry of
Health, Adaptive Program. We are
now for her upgrade to Jaws program. JAWS is a screen reader
totally blind individual. Monfero thinks
she will like JAWS.
eVision Learning & Meeting
Lee & Mark Sta. Ana
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM; Photo
at farther end to your right: Lee at an annual eVision
Xmas Dinner & Achievers Recognition Awards.
more photos to come..............
Born in Paete, Laguna, Lee left the peak of her nursing career in 1988 at the University of Toronto and began her 2-year studies in Computer Science. In 1992,
an economic recession in Toronto deterred Lee to find a computer job. She, then opted to be full-time caregiver of her autistic baby nephew
(Ron Michael who provides music background for this page) and on free times, continued to pursue upgrades
and ongoing developments in
Microsoft Visual Studio, Windows Serve, Microsoft System Essentials
and in the new Web2 technology in Social Networking
(circa 2002-2008). Sample of Lee's web design of a
homepage for autism:
Going back in history, in 1993, she founded the Filipino Community Computing Sector (FCCS) which laid the foundation of a free Information Technology service
in e-mail and text based (DOS interface) Web sites to the Filipino community of Metropolitan Toronto in Ontario, Canada. FCCS
integrated actively with the Toronto Free-Net
- the first e-mail and bulletin board (free)
services for all Torontonians which was launched at
the Ryerson University, Library, downtown Toronto.
[Photo at left - The first free
FCCS Internet Seminar for the Filipino-Canadian Community in Mississauga held at the city Town Hall]
below at right - The FCCS group with
CFO Deputy Commissioner Cathy Paredes having dinner at Village By The Grange. During Ms. Paredes' visit to Toronto, Lee took her online at her Wellesley Ave apt. desktop PC surfing on the FCCS
homepage already online at Toronto FreeNet, then accompanied her to
visit the old and only existing Filipino Community
Center at that time, the Silayan Community Centre on Parliament St.)
FCCS provided free public service Mini-Internet seminars requested by the Filipino-Canadian community of Toronto. The first one was held at the Mississauga Town Hall
and another at the Markham Federation of Filipino-Canadians in Scarborough.
In 1995, FCCS served as leader of global communications for the
Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) at the Dept of Foreign Affairs until the appearance of the
dotcom websites (WWW) on the Internet.
In 1995-97, Lee helped pioneered Internet e-mail and websites in the Filipino-Canadian community of Toronto via the newly launched Toronto Free-Net. FCCS was the very first Filipino Information page on the text-based Internet, residing online at the Toronto FreeNet.
The FCCS DOS-based 'homepage'
was accessed via telnet (only applicable for Windows 98 users now) at telnet torfree.net. Logon at TFN as "guest" without the quotes and in smallcase. No password required. At the "Your Choice==>" prompt type"go fccs" without the quotes. This opens the virtual door to the 'Tahanan ng Pinoy sa Cyberspace' housing the businesses and
various organizations of the Filipino Community in Canada.
Today, FCCS is transformed into the Philippine Headline News Online (PHNO). It started operation in December 1997, a few days after Lee met PHNO's chief editor, veteran journalist Mrs. Sol Jose-Vanzi (click Sol's Link for professional bio). The PHNO website was
originally created by Lee's Internet mentor,
his nephew, Rey Q. Carolino and has been maintained and developed by
Lee every day since the news service launched in
1997. The PHNO newsgroup at "yahoogroups.com" have been serving
a limited maximum of 1 thousand subscribers via a
click on the Free News-by-Email button at the
PHNO homepage. PHNO site itself records 9,440,609 hits (a monthly report from PHNO Webalizer,
increasing markedly during the country's elections
and typhoons & disasters periods)
PHNO, c/o Sol Jose Vanzi, was granted copyrights by Philippine Star (Philstar.com) courtesy of the late Max V. Soliven (Publisher). PHNO has been a daily PhilStar online user for the past
Professionally, for the past
11 years, Lee has been doing contract work as a Certified Computer Trainor to the visually & hearing impaired and physically challenged. She is an associate of the eVision Assistive Technology Inc, an authorized vendor of high-tech Assistive Devices for the Ministry of Health of Ontario.
See first part of this homepage.
In 2006 Lee launched her WebDesign&WebDevelopment career, focusing on
non-profit orgs and small businesses.
Lee's blog is at http://leeqcanada.spaces.live.com/
- requires a hotmail or Windows Live login