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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:

PWAG Online Evaluator Ready for Testing

PWAG Online Evaluator Ready for Testing

Good news! Our fellow member, PWAG’s Internal Auditor and multi-awarded web designer Arielle Cruz has recently developed the first ever PWAG’s Online Web Accessibility Evaluator. He did it in less than two weeks. This is still in beta stage so expect some minor glitches in the results. What this evaluator is does NOT: It does NOT validate a document against […]

July 25, 2008Comments are Disabled
PWAG Website tops Google Directory Resource on Web Accessibility as Egroup members reach 165

PWAG Website tops Google Directory Resource on Web Accessibility as Egroup members reach 165

Google Web Accessibility Directory Snapshot

The PWAG Official Website is now one of the Top 25 Websites worldwide ranked by Google that focus on Web Accessibility category. The ranking was based on Google’s popular PageRank System. PWAG is ranked number 25 among the list of 167 websites listed under the Computers->Internet->Web Design and Development->Accessibility Sub-category above Accessify Resources, Royal National Institute for the Blind Resources […]

July 23, 20081 comment
PWAG Website Updated

PWAG Website Updated

PWAG website now has 29 individual web pages including nine new entries inside the Resources page of all the important items discussed in Accessibleweb Yahoogroup. Before, a person must be a member of PWAG egroup first in order to access the contents. But now they are freely accessible to anyone on the Internet. This is also an easier way to […]

July 22, 2008Comments are Disabled
We had a bang at CSS Workshop

We had a bang at CSS Workshop

Successful CSS trainees pose together with Rey and Jojo (middle), Maam Grace and Nelia (seated).

Successful trainees pose with (standing middle) Jojo, Rey, (seated middle from left) Ma’am Grace and Ma’am Nel. The CSS training and workshop that PWAG pioneer Rey Mendoza conducted at National Computer Center from June 19-20 was successful thanks to the assistance of National Computer Center, National Council on Disability Affairs and PWAG. Special mention goes for Ma’am Grace Amberong and […]

July 21, 2008Comments are Disabled
Malaysia, Vietnam interested to use PWAG Design Recommendations

Malaysia, Vietnam interested to use PWAG Design Recommendations

Vietnam and Malaysian visitors pose with ATRIEV staff

(From left) Jojo, Lourdes, Julius, Mr. Phuc Hoai Dang of Vietnam, Mr. Silatul Rahim of Malaysia and Rene Last June 17, PWAG president Jojo Esposa was invited by ATRIEV to attend a meeting in their office and to meet with guests from Malaysia and Vietnam. Mr. Silatul Rahim Bin Dahman, a top ranking official and an ICT Department Manager of […]

July 20, 2008Comments are Disabled
Deaf Students Design Anew Accessible Websites for Free

Deaf Students Design Anew Accessible Websites for Free

As part of their thesis work, twenty four deaf students representing the graduating batch of Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf attended in the yearly seminar-workshop on Web Accessibility held last April 2 and 3 conducted by Jojo I. Esposa Jr. and Sir Ervin R. Reyes at MCCID Lecture Hall. The students then used the lessons they acquired for […]

July 14, 2008Comments are Disabled
Cebu City Official Website Receives Apolinario Mabini Awards

Cebu City Official Website Receives Apolinario Mabini Awards

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo awarded the trophy for the webmasters of Official Website of Cebu City Government for bagging the “Disabled Friendly Website Award” during the Apolinario Mabini Awards last August 6, 2008 at Malacanang Palace. Based on the recommendation submitted by PWAG Team of Evaluators, the Cebu City website “provides a non-obtrusive and an efficient way of offering their […]

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Prayer and Walk for Unity for UN-CRPD Ratification on May 12

Prayer and Walk for Unity for UN-CRPD Ratification on May 12

Smily Face on top of Disability Symbol

Smily Face on top of Disability Symbol After six years of deliberation and almost a year after its signing, the Philippines became the 23rd country that ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This landmark event will have a simultaneous worldwide celebration on May 12, 2008 at UN Headquarters in New York City. For its […]

July 1, 2008Comments are Disabled