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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.


Latest News:

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 […]

July 3, 2013Comments are Disabled
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 […]

July 2, 2013Comments are Disabled
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 […]

July 29, 20121 comment
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 […]

July 27, 2012Comments are Disabled
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 […]

July 26, 2012Comments are Disabled
Batangas Province opts for Accessible Web

Batangas Province opts for Accessible Web

Web accessibility training team were led by NCDA Chief Nelia De Jesus

More than twenty employees and staff of the Provincial Capitol of Batangas attended the Web Accessibility orientation last September 25. The whole day activity was sponsored by Sir Ronnel Del Rio, a visually impaired officer under the staff of Batangas Governor Vilma Santos. Training was conducted by Philippine Web Accessibility Group in partnership with MCCID College of Technology, National Council […]

July 25, 20122 comments
HTML with Web Accessibility Training Launched

HTML with Web Accessibility Training Launched

PWAG Board Member Lourdes Borgonia demonstrates an experience of a screen reader user.

The National Computer Institute – Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) conducted a one-day soft launch of HTML Training with Basic Web Accessibility Guide at NCC last July 20 at NCC-ADOC Computer Laboratory in Diliman, Quezon City. The training was conducted by Philippine Web Accessibility Group President Jojo Esposa and Board Member Lourdes Borgonia. ATRIEV Executive Director Tony Llanes also […]

July 21, 20121 comment
DILG holds Web Accessibility Seminar

DILG holds Web Accessibility Seminar

Sir Jojo discusses the accessibility issues of DILG website.

Philippine Web Accessibility President Jojo I. Esposa conducted a web accessibility seminar to information technology staff and officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) last June 19, 2012 at their office in EDSA, Quezon City. The half-day activity was part of the department’s thrust in providing unhampered access to information even for those who are physically challenged. […]

July 20, 2012Comments are Disabled