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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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DICT conducts consultation meeting on Memo Circular No. 4

DICT conducts consultation meeting on Memo Circular No. 4

Participants from DICT, National Council on Disability Affairs and other NGOs including PWAG

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) held its first assessment meeting about the status of implementation of the Web Accessibility Memo Circular No. 4 last September 13, 2019 at DICT Seminar Room. Presiding over the meeting is Dir. Philip Varilla, Information Bureau Chief of DICT. He requested for the said meeting upon the orders of the Office of […]

Pangasinan SWDO Conducts Web Accessibility Training for Women

Pangasinan SWDO Conducts Web Accessibility Training for Women

Participants and Resource Persons in a Class Photo after the training

The Department of Information and Communications Technology in coordination with the Pangasinan Social Welfare Division Office and the Area Vocational Rehabilitation Center 1 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (AVRC1-DSWD) conducts its web accessibility training on women with disabilities of Pangasinan. The aim of the training is “to come up with a pool of Web Accessibility Experts in Region […]

Philippines Adopt WCAG 2.0

Philippines Adopt WCAG 2.0

Snapshot of the First Page of DICT Memo Circular No. 4

Snapshot of the First Page of DICT Memo Circular No. 4 The Philippines now prescribes the Web Content Accessibility Guideline No. 2 as the “PHILIPPINE STANDARD FOR MAKING WEB CONTENT MORE ACCESSIBLE TO A WIDER RANGE OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES”. In a Memorandum Circular No. 4 issued by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), all heads of the […]

Paving the Way for Universal Design and Web Accessibility for PWD’s*

Paving the Way for Universal Design and Web Accessibility for PWD’s*

Video created by Vera Files are shown in the writeshop.

Manila, PH — A Policy Development Writeshop on Accessible ICT for Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) was conducted at the Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clark Pampanga from February 9-11, 2016. The event brought about the collaborative efforts of members of the Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO) and the National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA). […]

Government conducts 3-day web accessibility workshop

Government conducts 3-day web accessibility workshop

Government agency web developers together with lecturers

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) conducted a 3-day web accessibility training from August 24 – 26 at the DOST-ICT Office in UP Diliman, Quezon City specifically aimed at increasing the awareness of the national government agencies which compose its council members. Government agency web developers together with lecturers Web accessibility workshop is conducted at DOST-ICT Office Main Training […]

July 27, 20151 comment
List of Philippine Sites with web accessibility features

List of Philippine Sites with web accessibility features

collage of two sample accessible Philippine sites

Even though PWAG took a semi-hiatus in doing accessibility validation and monitoring of websites, a notable number of organizations took their own initiatives in making their sites accessible. collage of two sample accessible Philippine sites Google Search reveals that 11 government agencies as well as eight private companies claimed that they placed accessible features on their sites. Although they are […]

July 9, 2015Comments are Disabled
Presidential Office commits to accessibility of all government websites

Presidential Office commits to accessibility of all government websites

Director Cuevas explains their proposed steps in government web template accessibility.

The Philippine government thru the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) committed to incorporate web accessibility features in the future releases of their website templates. The promise was made by PCDSPO Director IV Jonathan F. Cuevas during a meeting held at their office at Malacanan Palace in Manila last May 6. He stressed that the end goal for […]

July 7, 20151 comment
Joint Circular among shortlist of zeroproject.org

Joint Circular among shortlist of zeroproject.org

Zero Project Logo

The Joint Circular of 2010 or the “Accessible Website Design Guidelines” issued by the then National Computer Center and the National Council on Disability Affairs was one of the top 200 entries shortlisted from among the 377 nominations received by Zero Project from 76 countries in recognizing their “Innovative Practices and Policies in the fields of ICT and Education 2016”. […]

July 1, 2015Comments are Disabled