(From left) Jojo, Lourdes, Julius, Mr. Phuc Hoai Dang of Vietnam, Mr. Silatul Rahim of Malaysia and Rene
Last June 17, PWAG president Jojo Esposa was invited by ATRIEV to attend a meeting in their office and to meet with guests from Malaysia and Vietnam. Mr. Silatul Rahim Bin Dahman, a top ranking official and an ICT Department Manager of Malaysian
Association for the Blind was there to meet us together with another visually impaired leader from Vietnam, Mr. Phuc Hoai Dang, Director, Assistive Technology Expert for the Blind.
They were here to follow up from the recent workshops they had in Malaysia regarding web accessibility where Des and Julius attended. Here are what they told us during the meeting that would surely make PWAG proud:
- According to them, PWAG is the only organized group in Southeast Asia, probably in the whole Asia that promotes and
teaches web accessibility. They don’t have one in Malaysia so PWAG is one of a kind.
- After they learned about PWAG’s Web Design Accessibility Recommendations, they find them very appropriate, simpler and easier to follow than the more stringent Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
- When asked if they want to put up similar web accessibility associations in their country, they told us that they would rather join PWAG and use our recommendations instead.
- They considered our system as a best practice. So they will continue to get in touch with PWAG through ATRIEV for further collaboration.