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.
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 not yet officially validated as accessible using PWAG’s Web Design Accessibility Recommendations (WDAR), still a quick glance on their sites show marked compliance.
As per July 2015, the partial list of sites using their Accessibility Statement Pages as links are as follows:
For Philippine National Government Sites:
- Bureau of Intenal Revenue
- Commission on Higher Education
- Department of Science and Technology
- Department of Foreign Affairs
- Department of Trade and Industry
- East Avenue Medical Center
- Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
- National Commission for Culture and Arts
- National Water Resources Development Board
- Philippine National Police
- Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor
For private companies using .com.ph domain:
- DHL Philippines
- Hitachi Philippines
- LaFarge Republic Cement
- Nestle Philippines
- Sanofi Philippines
- Shell Philippines
- Starbucks Philippines
- Unilever Philippines
It is noted that majority of listed government sites are using the Unified Government Web Template as prescribed by the Integrated Government Philippines Project of the DOST-Information and Communications Technology Office. This is in compliance with Administrative Order 39 mandating all government agencies to migrate to the government web hosting service and follow the Philippine Uniform Website Content Policy.
As for the private firms, nearly all of them are multinational corporations which comply with the international standards in designing websites. Their Philippine sites are just one of the branches of their worldwide subsidiaries. Only LaFarge Cement is the Philippine owned company.
The list was compiled based on Google Search using the keywords “web accessibility Philippines” and “web accessibility .ph sites”. As per PWAG’s records, the last time it officially validated site’s accessibility was in 2013.