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Philippine Web Accessibility Group

A Philippine Initiative for UN Web Accessibility Design Compliance

After accepting the mandate of establishing a web accessibility adhoc group from the Philippine government in the 11th of August 2006, a team of web designers assembled together and adopted the name Philippine Web Accessibility Group or simply PWAG. We are a non-profit, government registered, association of web designers and advocates of web accessibility based in the Philippines.

PWAG is mandated by the National Council on Disability Affairs, National Computer Center (now Department of Science and Technology - ICT Office) and the Department of Interior and Local Government to promote full compliance of all government websites.


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Joint Circular among shortlist of zeroproject.org

Joint Circular among shortlist of zeroproject.org

Zero Project Logo

The Joint Circular of 2010 or the “Accessible Website Design Guidelines” issued by the then National Computer Center and the National Council on Disability Affairs was one of the top 200 entries shortlisted from among the 377 nominations received by Zero Project from 76 countries in recognizing their “Innovative Practices and Policies in the fields of ICT and Education 2016”. […]

Government conducts 3-day web accessibility workshop

Government conducts 3-day web accessibility workshop

Government agency web developers together with lecturers

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) conducted a 3-day web accessibility training from August 24 – 26 at the DOST-ICT Office in UP Diliman, Quezon City specifically aimed at increasing the awareness of the national government agencies which compose its council members. Government agency web developers together with lecturers Web accessibility workshop is conducted at DOST-ICT Office Main Training […]

List of Philippine Sites with web accessibility features

List of Philippine Sites with web accessibility features

collage of two sample accessible Philippine sites

Even though PWAG took a semi-hiatus in doing accessibility validation and monitoring of websites, a notable number of organizations took their own initiatives in making their sites accessible. collage of two sample accessible Philippine sites Google Search reveals that 11 government agencies as well as eight private companies claimed that they placed accessible features on their sites. Although they are […]

Presidential Office commits to accessibility of all government websites

Presidential Office commits to accessibility of all government websites

Director Cuevas explains their proposed steps in government web template accessibility.

The Philippine government thru the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) committed to incorporate web accessibility features in the future releases of their website templates. The promise was made by PCDSPO Director IV Jonathan F. Cuevas during a meeting held at their office at Malacanan Palace in Manila last May 6. He stressed that the end goal for […]

National Government Adapts Web Accessibility

National Government Adapts Web Accessibility

Mr. Al Alegre, Technical Consultant of ICT Office explains about the template migration.

A series of consultation meetings among members of the iGov Team led to the partial web adoption of all national government websites to Administrative Order 39, an order Mandating Government Agencies to Migrate to the Government Web Hosting Service (GWHS) OF THE Department of Science and Technology – ICTO (DOST-ICTO). Mr. Al Alegre, Technical Consultant of ICT Office explains about […]

DOJ Website awarded Disabled Friendly

DOJ Website awarded Disabled Friendly

DOJ officials receive the PWD Friendly Website Plaque from NCDA Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga.

The Official Website of the Department of Justice is the latest recipient of “PWD Friendly Website Awards”. The plaque was awarded to the agency during the 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week at SM Mall of Asia Open Air last July 23 at SM Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City spearheaded by the National Council on […]

Batangas Receives PWD Friendly Website Awards

Batangas Receives PWD Friendly Website Awards

PWAG President Esposa shakes the hand of Batangas Governor Recto.

Nearly a year after their PWAG-NCDA led web accessibility seminar, the Official Website of Batangas Province is now the first provincial website that received the “PWD Friendly Website Awards”. The awarding coincides with the province’s 1st Mabini Batangan Awards, held last July 18 at Batangas Provincial Capitol. No less than their newly elected for the second term popular movie and […]

Web Accessibility goes to Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Web Accessibility goes to Polytechnic University of the Philippines

PWAG President Jojo Esposa introduces PWAG website to the participants.

PWAG President Jojo Esposa introduces PWAG website to the participants. PWAG President Jojo Esposa gave a short lecture on web accessibility during the whole day “Accessibility Reading and Publishing for all (DAISY ane EPUB)” lecture-seminar held at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resource Center last March 6, 2013. Docu-video about web accessibility initiatives in […]