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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:

DOJ Website awarded Disabled Friendly

DOJ Website awarded Disabled Friendly

DOJ officials receive the PWD Friendly Website Plaque from NCDA Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga.

The Official Website of the Department of Justice is the latest recipient of “PWD Friendly Website Awards”. The plaque was awarded to the agency during the 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week at SM Mall of Asia Open Air last July 23 at SM Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City spearheaded by the National Council on […]

July 23, 2013Comments are Disabled
Batangas Receives PWD Friendly Website Awards

Batangas Receives PWD Friendly Website Awards

PWAG President Esposa shakes the hand of Batangas Governor Recto.

Nearly a year after their PWAG-NCDA led web accessibility seminar, the Official Website of Batangas Province is now the first provincial website that received the “PWD Friendly Website Awards”. The awarding coincides with the province's 1st Mabini Batangan Awards, held last July 18 at Batangas Provincial Capitol. No less than their newly elected for the second term popular movie and […]

July 19, 20131 comment
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: […]

July 10, 2013Comments are Disabled
Web Accessibility goes to Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Web Accessibility goes to Polytechnic University of the Philippines

PWAG President Jojo Esposa introduces PWAG website to the participants.

PWAG President Jojo Esposa introduces PWAG website to the participants. PWAG President Jojo Esposa gave a short lecture on web accessibility during the whole day “Accessibility Reading and Publishing for all (DAISY ane EPUB)” lecture-seminar held at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resource Center last March 6, 2013. Docu-video about web accessibility initiatives in […]

July 7, 20132 comments
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