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.
Sponsored by the DAISY Consortium, the program was spearheaded by the Resources for the Blind in partnership with the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA). Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura of DAISY Consortium introduced the E-pub printing while Ms. Mayu Hamada of ATDO Japan demonstrated the EPUB and Daisy Book.
Dr. Manual Mulu, Dean of College of Engineering gave his welcome remarks while Ms. Nelia De Jesus introduced the government’s program pushing for barrier-free access to print and online information.
Esposa, a PUP alumnus, started his lecture with a short docu-video presentation about web accessibility initiatives in the Philippines. Later on, he gave a brief lecture on web accessibility. For their part, PUP web development team promised to make some changes to their official university website in order to comply with PWAG’s web accessibility recommendations and to accommodate unhampered use by Persons with Disabilities. PUP is one of the premier state universities and currently the largest in terms of student population.