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PWAG to assist in forming government web template

PWAG to assist in forming government web template

A member of DOST-ASTI team demonstrates sample web template.

A member of DOST-ASTI team demonstrates sample web template. The Philippine Web Accessibility Group promised to assist the government in coming up of a unified web template which would have a common look-and-feel features and complies with existing memorandum circulars and directives. In a seminar called for by Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and National Computer Center-Information and Communications […]

Analysis of Philippine Laws Pertaining to Disability

Analysis of Philippine Laws Pertaining to Disability

These are in-depth articles and insights related to laws and guidelines applicable to Philippine setting. [sb_child_list] Share this:

December 12, 20120 comments
Similar Court Actions Taken by Other Countries – Written by Ms. Mel Pedley

Similar Court Actions Taken by Other Countries – Written by Ms. Mel Pedley

>Did they already make amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act? Not to the Act itself. What happened was that a judge finally decided that shops and services, as defined in ADA, were not limited to physical premises but could be extended to electronic services and online shops. Very often it is not a law itself that determines what cases […]

July 6, 20120 comments
Can we be sued if we don’t make our web site accessible? – written by Jojo Esposa Jr.

Can we be sued if we don’t make our web site accessible? – written by Jojo Esposa Jr.

Web accessibility is for any person using the Internet. These persons may or may not be physically handicapped. According to Republic Act No. 7277 otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for the Disabled Persons”, a disabled person is defined as those “suffering from restriction or different abilities, as a result of a mental, physical or sensory impairment, to perform an […]

Philippines Signs and Ratifies UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (UN-CRPD) – Shared by Ms. Nelia De Jesus

Philippines Signs and Ratifies UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (UN-CRPD) – Shared by Ms. Nelia De Jesus

Good news to our PWDs! The Philippines was the latest country that signed last Wednesday, September 25 the United Nations (UN) agreement on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo said it only shows the country’s respect for the rights of persons with disabilities. Romulo said the signatories engage themselves to develop and […]

UN-CRPD Enforces Accessible Websites – Written by Mr. Leo Valdes

UN-CRPD Enforces Accessible Websites – Written by Mr. Leo Valdes

This is a repost of the email sent by Sir Leo to our old yahoogroup. We discussed it last September 13, 2006 meeting but I didn’t include it in the minutes. re:Approval of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Dear Advocates, The draft International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was approved late last Friday, […]

July 5, 20120 comments
Strike Two for the Philippines on Accessible ICT – Written by Ms. Nelia De Jesus

Strike Two for the Philippines on Accessible ICT – Written by Ms. Nelia De Jesus

This message was addressed to PWAG members in October 20, 2006. Fresh from the Council’s sharing of two best practices on Non-handicapping Environment(NHE) and our Accessible ICT in Bangkok, hosted by APCD and UN-ESCAP, we shall go again for a refresher course on Accessible Web-based Info Networking(WBIN), with RBI’s Mayette Regala this Oct. 31 – Nov. 10,2006. Please note that […]

NCDA Board Resolution Deputizing PWAG

NCDA Board Resolution Deputizing PWAG

National Council on Disability Affairs Board Resolution No. 13 Series 2008 “Resolution Requesting the Commission on ICT/National Computer Center to Deputize the Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG) to Undertake Web Accessibility Assessment of Websites of Participating Agencies and to Enjoin Member Agencies of NCDA to Comply with Web Accessibility Minimum Requirements” WHEREAS, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons […]

June 29, 20120 comments