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 with disability in accessing websites.
DOST is composed of 16 regional offices, seven research and development groups, seven scientific and technological services and five sectoral council. Each of these services and groups have their own websites within DOST’s top level domain.
View the DOST-ASTI Official News Article here.