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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 […]