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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 designs San Rafael, Bulacan Website

MCCID College Deaf Coordinator Sir Ervin Ruiz Reyes was contracted by San Rafael, Bulacan\’s Mayor Lorna Silverio through Philhost.net to design their official website (www.sanrafael.gov.ph). An official contract signing was held at the Office of San Rafael, Bulacan last December 30, 2012. Sir Ervin will be designing his first local government website with inclusion of web accessibility. San Rafael is a first class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 85,284 inhabitants in 14,639 households.

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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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MCCID joins ICT for PWD Jobs Fair and Skills Demo

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)- Information and Communications Technology (ICTO) – National Computer Center (NCC) sponsored for the first time the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Jobs Fair and Skills Demo for Persons with Disabilities together with the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) held at the SM North EDSA Activity Center last June 14. This is also the first time MCCID College of Technology participated by showcasing its deaf students who are skilled in ICT related fields while at the same time putting up its own booth. Moises Libot demonstrated his skill in designing websites using Content Management Systems while Janine Arianne Zurita showed her prowess in using Adobe Photoshop. http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/ICTJobsFairForPWDAndSkillsDemonstration# See news items links related to this event below: * Training para sa PWDs ng Take One Animation Studio – Abante Online * ICT industry opens up to tech-savvy PWDs – Yahoo News * DOST holds first ICT job fair for persons with disabilities * Teleperfomance Participates in the ICT Job Fair for PWD (persons with disabilities)

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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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MCCID Deaf designs hospital website

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/Stcamilluswebsite# MCCID will now design a hospital website. Sir Jerome Marzan, MCCID Deaf Trainor was tasked to develop the Official Website of St. Camillus Hospital in Calbayog City, Western Samar for a fee. The site must showcase the programs and services of the hospital. St. Camillus Hospital is run by Camillian Order led by Dr. Fr. Jaime Roa. The website address is http://www.stcamilluscalbayog.com.

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MCCID designs websites for organizations

MCCID Deaf Trainors designed paid professional websites for two non-profit organizations this year. Sir Ervin Reyes, MCCID Deaf Coordinator was tasked to develop the official website of Transparency International – Philippines, one of the seventy national chapters of Transparency International. Their site will be used to disseminate information and o facilitate the establishment and strengthening of multi-stakeholder coalitions for good governance and corruption reform; bringing together government, civil society, business and other sectors that would see to functional National Integrity Systems [NIS]. Transparency International Philippines\’ Official Website is at: http://www.transparency-ph.org. Meanwhile, Sir Jerome Marzan, MCCID Deaf Trainor accepted the contract to develop the official website of Brothers of Charity Philippines, another local chapter of Brothers of Charity International. Brother\’s of Charity Philippines operates an Ortopedagogical Institute in Caritas, Pandacan, Manila; a Local Formation House and a School for the Deaf (San Lorenzo Ruiz SPED Center) in Baguio City and a Rehabilitation and International Formation Center in Tabaco, Albay. Brothers of Charity Philippines\’ Official Website is at: http://www.brothersofcharityphil.org.

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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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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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Students Attend Web Accessibility Forum

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/WebAccessibilityForum Third year batch 2010 students of MCCID attended the first Web Accessibility Forum conducted by the National Council on Disability Affairs Sub-committee on Information and Communications Technology held last July 20 at Philvolcs Auditorium in UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City. Aside from NCDA, other cooperating agencies include the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) – National Computer Center (NCC), the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). NCDA member agencies like DOH, DSWD, Philippine Information Agency, DOST and DFA also participated. MCCID Training Director and Philippine Web Accessibility Group Current President Jojo Esposa Jr., was one of the main lecturers. He expounded on the Accessible Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and how important it is to everyone especially those who are with physical impairments. He enumerated some access barriers experienced by PWDs when they open government sites. He also introduced a few tips on how to make websites accessible. For his part, ATRIEV Executive Director Antonio Llanes together with Project Director Rene Orense demonstrated some assistive devices used by visually impaired and those with low vision. These includes screen readers and screen magnifier softwares. Among those who gave their inspirational…

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MCCID Designed Site Won Best Organization Website

www.ncda.gov.ph, the official website of the government\’s National Council on Disability Affairs, won in the Association / Organization category of the 4th Digital Filipino Web Awards this year. The Digital Filipino Web Awards were given last Friday, November 13 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City. It was part of the Digital E-Commerce Summit, which started in Thursday. This is the first time that the NCDA site won the award given annually by the DigitalFilipino.com Club whose members judge the nominations from the public in over 40 categories. The official site was designed by MCCID College of Technology. See related story here. The NCDA site award was received by Mr. Dandy Victa, Assistant Chief of Technical Cooperation Division. MCCID College of Technology Training Director Jojo Esposa Jr., gave the 5-minute overview of the website. He also focused on the promotion of web accessibility. Find more videos like this on DigitalFilipino.com Social Network The websites were reviewed and judged “for their ability to create a noticeable presence on the Internet—their ability to be seen and heard among all the noise and clutter of the Net,” said the award body. “The DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards aims to advocate the use of Internet and…

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Disabled Friendly Website Awards 2009

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 Philippine Web Designers Organization (PWDO). The Philippine Web Accessibility Group through its president and MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa and the National Council on Disability Affairs presented the plaques of appreciation to the following recipients: www.philcecnet.ph – Official Philippine E-center Community Portal of the National Computer Center represented by Ms. Eloisa San Mateo (Government) www.blinding-light.com – Personal Website of Ms.Miko Reznor (Anna Monica Esguerra) www.lilianefoundationphil.org – Official Website of Liliane Foundation Philippines represented by Sis. Agnetia Naval, National Coordinator (Non-government Organization) webstandards.raquedan.com – Web Standards Website of Regnard Raquedan (Personal Website) They all received a plaque of appreciation courtesy of the NCDA. Incidentally, the official website of Liliane Foundation Philippines was designed by an MCCID alumnus Kerwin Tamanu. He also currently works in that organization.

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Accessible ICT Docu-film Now Underway

The Asia Pacific Development Center for Disability (APCD) funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA) collaborated with Filipino stakeholders to create a 15-minute documentary film about the history and development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Persons with Disabilities. The Philippine counterpart is composed of the following major stakeholders: National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) – representing the government; Resources for the Blind, Inc. (RBI) – representing the visually impaired sector; Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf (MCCID) – representing the deaf sector. The agencies were selected based on their active participation and contribution in the establishment of accessible ICT for Persons with Disabilities. NCDA is in the forefront for disseminating information about accessible ICT by sponsoring workshops and sending delegates to international foras. RBI produces assistive devices like braille printouts and DAISY while MCCID designs websites and actively promotes web accessibility to other non-government agencies. The three were also APCD-JAICA associate members. Other agency that participated in the documentary includes the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) where deaf encoders and MCCID alumnus Rona May Savares and Renato Moran were interviewed at their workplace in DFA Passport Division. Nova Foundation, ATRIEV School for the Blind and the…

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MCCID Online Website now 12 years old

Twelve years have passed since the Official Website of Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf, then called MCCID Online was launched. In 1997, it was the first school for the deaf, probably even the first in Asia that went online. The site\’s home city was in Athens. That is why its address was \”www.geocities.com/athens/9385\”. The site is still existing and freely hosted by Geocities.com, now Yahoo Geocities. The Internet company did not remove the site although it is expected to cease to exist by the end of 2009. Important articles and news items that appear in the MCCID Online website include: Article about Deaf Culture; Ms. Heather Whitestone\’s 1997 Visit to the Philippines; Prominent and controversial news on Filipino Deaf like the Supreme Court\’s decision favoring Deaf workers against a major bank and the blow-by-blow account on Marlon Parazo, the first Filipino deaf convict; Detailed directory listings of deaf schools and organizations in the Philippines. That site has received a few awards including the Deaf Watch Awards and a nomination in the 2nd Philippine Web Awards. It was even used as a credible online resource information pertaining to deaf people and institutions in the Philippines by Deaf Child Worldwide,…

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MCCID Designs Government Website

After nearly four months of negotiation, the National Council on Disability Affairs, an official government agency tasked to oversee and monitor disability related programs and issues in the Philippines, has finally entrusted MCCID College of Technology to design their official website. NCDA Chairperson Rosie Lovely Romulo, through the recommendation of Executive Director Geraldine Ruiz, has approved the complete re-designing of their website. In the Memorandum of Agreement signed by both parties, NCDA will pay an undisclosed amount to MCCID College to design the website that must be completed within ninety working days. NCDA Technical Cooperation Division Chief Rizalio Sanchez reasoned out that they selected MCCID because of their: Proven expertise in the field of web accessibility by participating in various NCDA-NCC led workshops, 3rd recipient of Disabled Friendly Website Award and a member of PWAG and international Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS); Web designing experience by creating working websites for more than 20 non-government organizations; Long time partnership with NCDA on its numerous activities; Champion deaf web designers; Member of the PWD (Deaf) sector; As a non-profit academic institution Last April 13, Sir Jojo Esposa Jr., MCCID Training Director presented the Web Development Project Plan to the officials and…

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