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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:

Award Recognizing Accessible Websites launched

Award Recognizing Accessible Websites launched

PWAG President Esposa explains the criteria in selecting awardees.

What better way to announce the new award name than to actually give the award itself. Thus, the “Award Recognizing Accessible Websites” or simply called ARAW Awards were given to top-level government agencies that complied with the minimum web accessibility recommended standards last July 17 coinciding with the nationwide celebration of 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week held at […]

July 19, 20122 comments
IFES Hosts Web Access Workshop for COMELEC

IFES Hosts Web Access Workshop for COMELEC

PWAG President Jojo Esposa explains about the benefits of accessible websites.

PWAG President Jojo Esposa explains about the benefits of accessible websites. Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG), NCDA’s online advocacy group on web accessibility, represented by its President and MCCID Institute of Technology Training Director Mr. Jojo Esposa, as Resource Person, shares hands-on techniques to make websites accessible to persons with disabilities . Participants listen attentively to the lecture. IFES Representative […]

July 17, 20121 comment
Sir Leo guests at ICT Job Fair for PWDs

Sir Leo guests at ICT Job Fair for PWDs

Sir Leo congratulates the organizers for continuing his advocacy of accessibility.

Guess what? No less than web accessibility guru, the person who started it all, Mr. Leo Valdes, graced the first Information and Communications Technology Jobs Fair for Persons with Disabilities and Skills Demonstration last June 14 at SM City North EDSA in Quezon City. Ma’am Nelia De Jesus of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) personally invited Sir Leo, […]

July 16, 20121 comment
Comelec Website Accessibility Recognized

Comelec Website Accessibility Recognized

COMELEC Commisssioner Rene Sarmiento congratulates the Web Development Team.

No less than Commissioner Rene Sarmiento of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) congratulated their web development team by holding a formal launching of their official website last August 15 at COMELEC Session Hall in Intramuros, Manila. Commissioner Sarmiento advocated for voting rights of Persons With Disabilities. He emphasized on the need to make registration and election information accessible to everyone, including […]

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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 […]

July 15, 2012Comments are Disabled
Download Presentation Files Here

Download Presentation Files Here

The presentation files used during web accessibility workshops/seminars conducted by PWAG President Jojo Esposa can now be freely downloaded in this official website. Here are the links: What is Web Accessibility? – All about Information and Communications Technology related issues of Persons With Disabilities Skip to Content – Technical explanation on how to make a “Skip to Content” link How […]

July 10, 2012Comments are Disabled
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 […]

July 8, 2012Comments are Disabled
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 […]

July 6, 20126 comments