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Philippine Web Accessibility Group

A Philippine Initiative for UN Web Accessibility Design Compliance

After accepting the mandate of establishing a web accessibility adhoc group from the Philippine government in the 11th of August 2006, a team of web designers assembled together and adopted the name Philippine Web Accessibility Group or simply PWAG. We are a non-profit, government registered, association of web designers and advocates of web accessibility based in the Philippines.

PWAG is mandated by the National Council on Disability Affairs, National Computer Center (now Department of Science and Technology - ICT Office) and the Department of Interior and Local Government to promote full compliance of all government websites.


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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: […]

PWAG website now sports a new responsive look

PWAG website now sports a new responsive look

Screenshot of PWAG website in various devices

Screenshot of PWAG website in various devices The Official Website of Philippine Web Accessibility Group now sports a new minimalist design. The newly redesigned web pages are consistent with its design and column positions all throughout the web site using the 2-column format. The site is now a Content Management System site using WordPress. It also incorporated the latest trend […]

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 […]

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 […]

PWAG Releases List of Accessible Websites

PWAG Releases List of Accessible Websites

Random words about web accessibility

Random words about web accessibility The Philippine Web Accessibility Group releases its Official List of Accessible Websites in the Philippines as of October 2012. These are the sites that were evaluated and passed PWAG’s Web Design Accessibility Recommendation and at the same time maintained its accessibility within the required time frame of more than three years. As a government-mandated organization […]