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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 […]

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 […]

DOST tops Philippine Government Website

DOST tops Philippine Government Website

Wordie of Top Philippine Websites

Wordie of Top Philippine Websites Alexa.com, the leading provider of free and global web metrics since 1996, lists down top or popular Philippine websites based on Internet visitors with Department of Science and Technology official website topping among government sites As of January 10, 2013, Alexa Top Site Rankings for the Philippines are the following: 1. Top dotph (.ph) Website: […]

UN research recognizes Philippine web accessibility initiatives

UN research recognizes Philippine web accessibility initiatives

Screenshot of G3ICT Website

Screenshot of G3ICT Website The United Nations through the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology (G3ICT) recognized the Philippine initiative as one of their identified best practices as highlighted in their White Paper research called “Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective,” (Revised Edition 2012). The paper was researched and edited by Nirmita Narasimhan of Centre for Internet […]

WDAR and its relevance to WCAG 2.0

WDAR and its relevance to WCAG 2.0

WCAG WDAR letters embedded in computer keyboard

WCAG WDAR letters embedded in computer keyboard Web Content Accessibility Guideline 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) was released in 2008. According to their official website, WCAG 2.0 succeeds Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [WCAG10], which was published as a W3C Recommendation May 1999. Although it is possible to conform either to WCAG 1.0 or to WCAG 2.0 (or both), the W3C recommends […]

Vera Files Video on Philippine Web Accessibility Initiatives

Vera Files Video on Philippine Web Accessibility Initiatives

PWAG Member Rene Orense explains about the group's web accessibiity initiatives.

Vera Files published by veteran Filipino journalists taking a deeper look into current Philippine issues, created a video-documentary on web accessibility initiatives in the Philippines. PWAG Member Rene Orense explains about the group’s web accessibiity initiatives. Dubbed “Making The Web Accessible to Pinoy PWDs”, the documentary video emphasized on the other aspect of accessibility, not just commonly thought of things […]

PWAG seeks development assistance

PWAG seeks development assistance

Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura of ODA

Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura of ODA The Philippine Web Accessibility Group requested the Official Development Assistance (ODA) of Japan to allocate funds for the monitoring and evaluation of accessibility compliance of key government websites during a consultation and orientation forum held last November 7, 2012 at UPAA Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City. PWAG President Jojo Esposa Jr. introduces the organization […]