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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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Web access training during White Cane Safety Day

Web access training during White Cane Safety Day

Ma'am Merce Nicolas gives her opening remarks.

As part of this year’s celebration of White Cane Safety Week, a half-day web accessibility forum was held anew last August 2 at Occupational Safety and Health Center Training Room in Quezon City. Julius Charles Serrano, a web accessibility advocate and PWAG representative gave his insights on user experience in accessing government websites. He also explained some accessibility barriers met […]

July 3, 2011Comments are Disabled
A Joint Circular on Web Accessibility Passed

A Joint Circular on Web Accessibility Passed

DOTC Architect Morales represents Sub-Committee on ICT in awarding NCC IT Officer Angelita Nicolas for sharing NCC initiatives on disability and facilitating issuance of NCDA-NCC Joint Circular on Web Accessiblity Compliance

DOTC Architect Morales represents Sub-Committee on ICT in awarding NCC IT Officer Angelita Nicolas for sharing NCC initiatives on disability and facilitating issuance of NCDA-NCC Joint Circular on Web Accessiblity Compliance At the Web Accessibility Forum launched by the NCDA SubCommittee on ICT last July 20, 2010, National Computer Center Information Technology Officer Angelita Nicolas announced the issuance of an […]

July 21, 2010Comments are Disabled
Disabled Friendly Website Awards 2009

Disabled Friendly Website Awards 2009

From Left: Deaf Web Designer Kerwin Tamanu, Liliane National Coordinator Sis. Agnetia Naval, Rene Orense, NCDA Executive Director Geraldine Ruiz, NCDA Chief Rizalio Sanchez and Jojo Esposa.

From Left: Deaf Web Designer Kerwin Tamanu, Liliane National Coordinator Sis. Agnetia Naval, Rene Orense, NCDA Executive Director Geraldine Ruiz, NCDA Chief Rizalio Sanchez and Jojo Esposa. This year’s “Disabled Friendly Website Awards” were held last July 10 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) as part of the very first Philippine Web Design Conference spearheaded by the newly formed […]

July 11, 2009Comments are Disabled
Disabled Friendly Website Awards coincide with Web Design Conference

Disabled Friendly Website Awards coincide with Web Design Conference

From Left: Deaf Web Designer Kerwin Tamanu, Liliane National Coordinator Sis. Agnetia Naval, Rene Orense, NCDA Executive Director Geraldine Ruiz, NCDA Chief Rizalio Sanchez and Jojo Esposa.

From Left: Deaf Web Designer Kerwin Tamanu, Liliane National Coordinator Sis. Agnetia Naval, Rene Orense, NCDA Executive Director Geraldine Ruiz, NCDA Chief Rizalio Sanchez and Jojo Esposa. This year’s “Disabled Friendly Website Awards” were held last July 10 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) as part of the very first Philippine Web Design Conference spearheaded by the newly formed […]

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Philippines meets strongest compliance in Asia

Philippines meets strongest compliance in Asia

Accessibility results for Asian Countries

Accessibility results for Asian Countries The Philippine compliance in terms of web accessibility is considered as the strongest in Asia as revealed by the research conducted by the University of Worcester in United Kingdom. Entitled, “Global e-government Web Accessibility: An Empirical Examination of EU, Asian and African Sites”, the study cited the Philippines as one of the strongest outlooks among […]

July 10, 2009Comments are Disabled
Congratulations to 2nd Philippine Blog Awards Finalists

Congratulations to 2nd Philippine Blog Awards Finalists

2nd Philippine Blog Awards Logo

Good news! Finalists for 14 categories in the Best Blog Division of 2nd Philippine Blog Awards are out! Congratulations to PWAG members who are included in the list. BEST BLOG – ENTERTAINMENT Screensucked [http://www.screensucked.com] – Regnard Raquedan BEST BLOG – CULTURE & ARTS Dalityapi Unpoemed [http://www.dalityapi.com] – Sonny Villafania (PWAG Secretary) BEST BLOG – SPORTS Big Lakers Fan [http://biglakersfan.blogspot.com/] – […]

July 28, 2008Comments are Disabled
PWAG Website Receives Talking Hands Awards

PWAG Website Receives Talking Hands Awards

PWAG Logo with Talking Hands Gold Edition Logo

After passing their rigid criteria, the PWAG Official Website recently received the Gold Edition of the humble yet noteworthy Talking Hands Awards for 3rd Quarter of 2008 for being a freshly presented teaching site! It also received the Visual Delights Award under the Key Teaching-Learning Element. Based on the collective judgment of the awards committee, PWAG website merited the award […]

July 25, 2008Comments are Disabled
CICT-NCC Requested to Deputize PWAG to Check Web Accessibility Compliance

CICT-NCC Requested to Deputize PWAG to Check Web Accessibility Compliance

The National Council on Disability Affairs Board recently approved a resolution “Requesting the Commission on ICT/National Computer Center to Deputize the Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG) to Undertake Web Accessibility Assessment of Websites”. Here is the complete Board Resolution No. 13 Series of 2008: “Resolution Requesting the Commission on ICT/National Computer Center to Deputize the Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG) […]