Categorized as: Seminars/Workshops

MCCID Deaf Teacher Lectures in ICT Writeshop

MCCID College represented by Deaf Instructor Moises Libot, participates in “Writeshop Workshop on Accessible ICT for Persons with Disabilities” from February 9-11, 2016 held at Mimosa Leisure Park in Clark Field, Pampanga. On the first day, Sir Moises’ lecture is entitled “Deaf and ICT”. It’s about the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in accessing information through the internet as well as its benefits in leveling the playing field in between them and the hearing community. He also enumerated the various ICT related jobs where the deaf currently works. He was voiced by MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa Jr, who also represented the Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG). He also represented the Filipino Deaf community in the deliberation of the draft circular. He made a significant contribution on the use of Filipino Sign Language and inset interpreting of news broadcasts on the government owned television station. This activity aims to craft a second Joint Circular Memorandum of DOST-ICT Office and National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) on Information and Communications Technology. The three-day event was facilitated by Ms. Moira Enerva, a Public Information Associate working on the new Access to Information Policy of the World Bank. Aside from DOST-ICTO and…

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MCCID participates in TV News Inset Interpreting Summit

The first ever TV Inset interpreting Summit was held at Montebello Villa Hotel in Cebu City from November 8-10, 2012. The summit was led by Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme for the Deaf. The three-day summit\’s aim was to develop a Tip Sheet (Guideline) on how to implement sign language inset interpreting on news programs. This will then be used both by the interpreters and TV stations as guidelines. MCCID College was represented by Moises Libot while MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa Jr. represented both MCCID and Philippine National Association of Sign Language Interpreters. Participants from Metro Manila include John Baliza, Naty Natividad and Leo Cabasag. They shared their experiences interpreting in national TV news programs. Among those who gave a lecture were Dr. Lisa Martinez of Philippine Deaf Resource Center who talks about the Filipino Sign Language as a medium to be used in TV inset news, Ms. Charie Villa, Regional News Head of ABS-CBN who discusses about duplicating inset interpreting to other regional centers, Ms. Carmen Zubiaga, Executive Director of the National Council on Disability Affairs which informed the group about the government\’s efforts in providing access for all Persons With Disabilities and John Paul Maunes together with Fr. Peter Miles explaining about…

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NCC Conducts HTML with Web Accessibility Training

The National Computer Institute – Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) conducted a one-day soft launch of HTML Training with Basic Web Accessibility Guide at NCC last July 20 at NCC-ADOC Computer Laboratory in Diliman, Quezon City. The training was conducted by Philippine Web Accessibility Group President Jojo Esposa and Board Member Lourdes Borgonia. ATRIEV Executive Director Tony Llanes also provided lectures on how a screen reader user views a website. Borgonia and Esposa also gave on-site web accessibility evaluation of web designers who attended the soft launch. The seminar-soft launch was attended by more than 20 participants from various government agencies. These includes Department of Justice, National Bureau of Investigation, PhilHealth Insurance and Bureau of Internal Revenue. HTML Training is one of the programs offered by NCI. This time, through the joint initiative of Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG) and National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), web accessibility became a component of the program. NCC-ADOC Coordinator Ms. Angelita Nicolas spearheads this activity together with NCI Training Course Officer Caljer Caldo. This activity is part of National Computer Center\’s (NCC) contribution to the annual National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week Celebration which is already on its 34th year. NCC is…

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MCCID Director conducts seminar to DILG

MCCID Training Director and Philippine Web Accessibility President Jojo I. Esposa conducted web accessibility seminar to information technology staff and officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) last June 19, 2012 at their office in EDSA, Quezon City. The activity was part of the department\’s thrust in providing unhampered access to information even for those who are physically challenged. Ma\’am Maria Elena Robosa, Officer In-charge, Electronic and Data Processing Division of DILG spearheaded the event and personally invited Esposa to conduct the seminar. Ma\’am Robosa is also one of the regular attendees of National Council on Disability Affairs Sub-committee on Information and Communications Technology representing DILG. Aside from DILG, some IT officials of Philippine Information Agency also participated in the seminar. Robosa hoped that their website would soon pass the web accessibility recommendations of PWAG. DILG\’s website developers and content managers also expect the site would be accessible in time for the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation week celebration this third week of July. DILG is the top level government agency tasked to supervise all local government units (lgu) from the provinces down to barangay level. It also advises the Philippine President all promulgation of policies, rules,…

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Philippines attend World Disability Report Symposium in Australia

The Philippines, represented by Deaf Leaders\’ Filomena (Maffy) Gaya and Rowena (Weng) Rivera of Filipino Deaf Womens\’ Health and Crisis Center attended the UN World Report on Disability Symposium hosted by the University of Sydney and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) from December 2-8, 2011. The World Report on Disability, jointly published by WHO and the World Bank and released on 9 June 2011, provides an extensive review of the situation of people with disabilities around the world and the inequalities they experience. It also offers recommendations that can be adopted by nation states, communities, organisations and individuals, to work toward the attainment of human rights and participation for all, in line with the moral and legal framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Philippine delegation was entirely sponsored by Australian Aid (AusAid) including interpreting service fee courtesy of Ms. Badette Cariaga. MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa acted as the official sign language interpreter together with Dean Maria Veronica Templo-Perez of DLS-College of St. Benilde School for Deaf Education and Applied Studies. The two were only tasked to interpret for Maffy and Weng. Newly elected World Federation of the Deaf President Colin…

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Animation company trains MCCID Grads

Probably the first of its kind, the Philippines will now have its first deaf animators as seven MCCID deaf alumni including Deaf Coordinator Ervin Reyes passed the pre-qualification examination given by Take One Animation Studio last November 3. Eric Tansingco, company\’s proprietor/manager, offered the opportunity for free to the deaf as part of his advocacy in providing jobs for less fortunate youth. This time, he wants to give chance to Persons With Disabilities to work for his future projects. Now on its eleventh year, Take One Animation Studio specializes in 2D animation services for traditional Japanese and Western (Disney-type) animation. They also conduct 2D and 3D animation trainings and workshops. Among their hugely successful projects include Onepiece, DragonballZ, Precure, Flying Trapeeze and Mari & Gali. They also do clean-up and in-betweening works for TOEI Animation Philippines, the only subsidiary company outside Japan. Aside from Reyes, others who passed and formed the first batch of trainees are Jepa Kerena Basilio, Gibson Cruz, Rommel Isagani Rosas, Richee Balatinsayo, Aisa Rizza Tura and Eleazar Fancubit. All of them were graduates of the three-year Diploma in Arts and Computer Design Technology course offered by MCCID. Deaf examinees from another school for the deaf failed…

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School Director Conducts Web Accessibility Seminar Anew

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/WebAccessibilityForum2011 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 by a Person With Disability in getting content from websites. For his part, MCCID Training Director and Philippine Web Accessibility Group President Jojo Esposa elaborated on the topic by introducing ICT as well as discussing international and local laws/circulars pertaining to equal access to the web. NCDA Chief Nelia De Jesus challenged the participants to do their share by adhering to the call of making their sites accessible to everyone. Sponsored by the National Council on Disability Affairs-White Cane Safety Week Organizers and the National Computer Center, this forum was participated in by web developers and representatives from various national government units as well as key stakeholders.

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LFP sponsors 1st MCCID Deaf Health Camp

The first in a series of Health Camps sponsored by Liliane Foundation Philippines to MCCID Pampanga Deaf students was held at Brothers of Charity Formation House in Baguio City from may 20-21, 2011. It\’s main purpose is in order to strengthen their awareness on reproductive health, responsibility and self-esteem. Among the facilitators include Sir Jojo Esposa and Sir Jerome Marzan of MCCID, Mr. Aga of Catholic Ministry to the Deaf People, Ms. Zeny Guevarra of Akapin Bulacan and Ms. Veronica Mendoza of Liliane Foundation Philippines. http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/Bochealthcamp2011#

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MCCID Conducts SL Training to St Camillus

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/Stcamillussignlanguage# MCCID conducted sign language training to administration and staff of St. Camillus Hospital in Calbayog City, Western Samar last April 20. A total of twenty participants attended led by Hospital Director Fr. Jaime Roa, Phd and Mr. Rey Demit. The one-day sign language training was done in order to equip them when they meet deaf patients. Sir Jojo and Sir Jerome gave the training.

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MCCID conducts SL Training in Monde Nissin

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/MondeNissinTraining# Monde Nissin Corporation, makers of hugely popular \”Lucky Me Noodles\” and \”Fita Biscuit\” invited MCCID to conduct a one-day Conversational Sign Language training to their staff and employees at their main plant in Balibago Sta. Rosa City, Laguna. Due to the large number of participants, the trainings were divided into two batches. The first batch was held in February 22 where Sir Jojo Esposa was accompanied by Sir Jerome Marzan and Irene Dagos. Around 25 workers and staff attended the first day. The second batch was held in February 28. This time Sir Jojo was accompanied by MCCID Students\’ Joanna Teves and Moises Libot. More than 40 employees participated. The training was aimed to equip the employees and staff on how to handle future deaf co-employees.

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MCCID gives seminar to DOST Webmasters

MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa conducted a whole day seminar on web accessibility to Webmasters Consortium of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) last October 22 at DOST-ASTI lecture room in Diliman, Quezon City. The main objective of this seminar is to implement accessible website design using the technical guidelines recommended by the Web Design Accessibility Recommendation (WDAR) Checkpoints of Philippine Web Accessibility Group in relation to the implementation of National Council on Disability Affairs – National Computer Center Joint Circular No.1 Series of 2010. More than 20 participants from the head office as well as other key regions attended the seminar organized by the Advanced Science and Technology Institute, an attached agency the DOST. This program falls under their eDOST INFOSYS Project. Sir Jojo explained about the importance of accessible information and communications technology especially those who have physical impairments. He also gave an overview of some recommended checkpoints as well as how to include them into their websites. As a lecture strategy, he was joined by Sir Jerome Marzan, one of MCCID\’s deaf trainor and web designer as his resource person so that the attendees can have a first hand information on the needs of a person…

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Deaf Web Designers attend WordCamp Philippines

MCCID\’s Sir Ervin Reyes and Sir Jerome Marzan, deaf web designers together with Sir Jojo Esposa got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of meeting WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg when they attended the third WordCamp Philippines held at the College of St. Benilde last October 2, 2010. Close to 300 web designers, developers, bloggers and enthusiasts attended this year\’s event sponsored by Avatar Media. WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS), often used as a blog publishing application, powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. Used by over 12% of the 1,000,000 biggest websites, WordPress is the most popular CMS in use today. WordPress has been included in the web designing course of MCCID since 2008. It makes web developing easier and more customized. Current deaf students find web designing faster since they are already taught how to make websites using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Mr. Mullenweg gave his State of WordPress address at the camp. He was pleasantly surprised that there are deaf web designers in the Philippines who are familiar with WordPress. When asked if he already met deaf web designers, he said no. This is…

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Deaf Students learn Tai-Chi

MCCID College deaf students experienced another first, that of learning Tai-Chi-Chuan. Master Teacher Bennet Amoroso, a successful entrepreneur from Batangas and a martial arts expert was able to share his knowledge by teaching Tai-Chi to 1st and 2nd year deaf students for three Saturdays as part of their Physical Education Classes. The first class was held in September 18 at MCCID Lecture Hall. Teacher Bennet, a long time friend and former FEATI University colleague of Sir Jojo, was truly gracious to accept the latter\’s invitation to share his skills in Tai-Chi to the deaf. He said that this form of martial arts is both soft and strong. It is very much fitted to the deaf since it requires basic hand movement which is very comfortable for them. Teacher Bennet also emphasized that Tai-Chi, just like any martial arts, can be used as self defense. But compared to other disciplines, it focused more on yielding or sticking to an incoming attack rather than opposing it. He also discourages the use of Tai-Chi as a form of undermining other people. It must only be used as a last resort. He also equated Tai-Chi with Biblical teaching and doctrines unlike the Chinese way….

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MCCID Trains Air21 Employees in Sign Language

In order to communicate well will their future deaf co-employees, the Human Resources Division and Data Entry Operations staff of Air21 Philippines held a one-day Conversational Sign Language training conducted by MCCID College last September 14, 2010 at Cargohaus building, Paranaque City. MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa conducted the training together with deaf alumni Owen Domagtoy and Maricris Siping. The deaf gave individual distinct sign names to each trainee based on their physical appearance. The training was participated in by more than twenty Air21 employees led by their HRD Manager Levi Diestro together with Vicky Villarosa (Training Manager), Feddie Ross Saflor and Jennevin Sipat. Others include Mary Anne D. Lumaque, Mary Grace D. Pestaño, Sean Francis P. Magsayo, Paul Anthony G. Gomez, Jay L. Reyes, Emmalyn N. Lining, Mary Rose E. Sevilla, Michael John M. Racadio, Rozette Ann M. Lebii, Michael D. S. Bolos, Emerito A. Ilagan, Alvin P. Zaguirre, Angelo Carreon, Markie T. Tupas, Ruel P. Amaguin, Emilio E. Basco, Laurence R. Militar and Jose D. Garcia Jr.

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MCCID Conducts WordPress and Accessibility Workshops

MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa Jr. conducted a free three-day workshop on web accessibility and WordPress Content Management Systems (CMS) from June 23 – 25 sponsored by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA). The seminar/workshop was held at the NCDA Board Room. It aims to expose the government partner agencies as well as local government units about making their website accessible to everyone especially those with physical impairments. On the first day, Sir Jojo explained about introduction to Accessible Information and Communications Technology. He also tackled on the popularity of online social networking and how it changed the lives of Filipinos. In the afternoon, he focused on access barriers of persons with disabilities and how web accessibility can help them remove those challenges. On day two, he introduced the Philippine Web Design Accessibility Recommendations as well as the Manila ICT Design Recommendations. He also made a demonstration on how to validate web sites online as well as manually. On the third day, he introduced Content Management System using WordPress. The attendees were able to install web servers and WordPress CMS on their demo-computers and created their first simple website. Ten government agency representatives working under their Management Information Systems/Information…

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