MAKE THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION REAL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

January 24, 2012

National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr. (3rd from left) presents a “PWD-Friendly Website Award” Certificate to Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Assistant Secretary Vilma B. Cabrera in recognition of the Department’s compliance to the Web Accessibility Standards set by the Philippine Website Accessibility Group represented by its President, Mr. Remberto I. Esposa, Jr. (Extreme Left) and the National Computer Center-Information and Communications Technology Office.  The ceremony, which also served as the launching of the DSWD’S PWD-Accessible Website was held last January 20, 2012 at its Central Office.  Others in photo include (from left to right) NCDA’s Project Evaluation Officer Reginaldo Tolentino, DSWD Officer-in-Charge of Management Information Systems Service Felino O. Castro V, and DSWD Webmaster Manuelito C. Bongabong.

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Korean Team’s Power Wheelchair Spurs Young Pinay Rights Advocate

January 24, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Cooperation at Work! DSWD Undersecretary and NCDA’s  OIC/ED Alicia R. Bala , Global Cancer Ambassador and New Vois Association of the Philippines President Emer Rojas and wife Volet  cheer the first ride of new and lucky power wheelchair owner  Carla dela Cruz, another highlight of the December 2, 2011 “Asia Pacific’s Walk for the Rights of PWDs”.  Carla, an AFS-YES scholar and a cum laude graduate of Trinity University of Asia, BS Education major in SPED, looks forward to using her power cruiser in her future teaching career.

 

 

Mr.Chang Hyun Choi, Bright Future President, receives the NCDA’s Certificate of Appreciation, with Daegu University Professor, College of Rehab Science Professor Dr. Dal Yob Lee.
Mr.Chang Hyun Choi, Bright Future President, receives the NCDA’s Certificate of Appreciation, with Daegu University Professor, College of Rehab Science Professor Dr. Dal Yob Lee.
Mr.Chang Hyun Choi, Bright Future President, receives the NCDA’s Certificate of Appreciation, with Daegu University Professor, College of Rehab Science Professor Dr. Dal Yob Lee.

 

Other Korean team members who joined the ‘Walk’  aside from Dr. Lee and Mr. Choi were Prof. Yong-gil Jo of Gosin University Dept. of Welfare and Rehabilitation, Mr. Jin Woo Lee, Branch Chair, Association of Disabled People’s Rights Support, Bright Tomorrow Director Kyung Ja Lee and Good Job Center for Independent Living Assistant Kwanghee Choi.

The Korean delegates took the opportunity to join the “2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress” hosted by the country last November 29-30, 2011, and urged NCDA to facilitate their exchange on rights issues on a regular basis, with their local counterpart people’s organizations and partners.

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RP Team Brings Home the Bacon from the 6th ASEAN Para Games

January 21, 2012

Para Game's RP Team
Para Game's RP Team

 

 

Proudly Filipino! Inspired by the 6th ASEAN Para Games’ theme “Ünited and rising..through sports for all”, the 10-man Philippine Team brings home nine major medals in the Chess competition in Solo, Indonesia last December 12-22, 2011. In spite of a very strong competition and new game’s format, the team still won three (3) gold, four (4) silver and two (2) bronze medals in the men’s category. Standing from left: Saul Severino (Official Arbiter & Sander’s father), Christina Nunung, (Liaison Officer of 6th APG), Nanie Apostol (NCDA, Focal Person on Sport and Team Assistant Coach), Rodolfo Sarmiento, Francis Ching, Cecilio Bilog with the 6th APG volunteers: Akbar Yassien Sigitson and FAbian von Java; and, seated from left: Sander Severino (Acting Coach of the Team), Alexis Elinon and Henry Roger Lopez.

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2nd International Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Inclusion, Transition and Disability – Beijing, China

January 18, 2012

 

Conference Brochure
Conference Brochure

On behalf of the Resources for Educational and Allied Consultancy Habitat (R.E.A.C.H.), Inc. in cooperation with the Sharing Our Caring Foundation, Inc., we would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the 2nd International Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Inclusion, Transition and Disability, Theme: Inclusion in Transition:  Integrated Head, Heart and Hands Approach for Success, February 21-23, 2012, in Beijing, China.  This year’s exciting and dynamic program will feature a multitude of sessions and workshops designed to enhance the educator’s ability to address the individual needs of all students.  The sessions will address topics such as inclusive practices, research-based instructional practices, career development and transition, human rights, and many more areas of focus.

The conference will attract participants, most of whom are special education teachers, supervisors, related services personnel, teacher educators, administrators, and students completing their professional training from different parts of the world.

The 2nd International Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Inclusion, Transition and Disability, Theme: Inclusion in Transition:  Integrated Head, Heart and Hands Approach for Success will be held at the Holiday Inn Express – Beijing Minzuyuan located at No.1 Building, No.1 Minzuyuan Road, Chaoyang District, 100101 Beijing P. R. China, Tuesday-Thursday, February 21-23, 2012. For registration, abstract submission and program information, please visit our website at www.reachincorporated.com.

For more information, please contact Abraham Johann D. Serrano, Conference Coordinator at (02) 873-3438 or (02) 871-5167; email: reachinc1999@gmail.com, ab_serrano12@yahoo.com.

The following are available for download:

Conference Itinerary, Advisory notice on NBI clearance and conference details.

 

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Take One Animation Studio Pilots Training for PWDs

January 17, 2012

Take One Animation Studio Proprietor/Manager Eric Tansingco (in red shirt, holding the sign language clock) pose together with deaf trainees from MCCID College of Technology
Take One Animation Studio Proprietor/Manager Eric Tansingco (in red shirt, holding the sign language clock) pose together with deaf trainees from MCCID College of Technology

Take One Animation Studio Proprietor/Manager Eric Tansingco “MAKES THE RIGHT TO WORK REAL” for deserving Persons With Disability artists or those skilled in drawing.  Course passers will eventually get hired, as this first batch of trainees from MCCID College of Technology.

This ongoing pilot training which started last November 7, 2011, is in sync with Take One Animation Studio, past Rotary Club of Ramon Magsaysay President Rosie Oliveros, and the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA).

Sir Eric teaches deaf trainees.
Sir Eric teaches deaf trainees.

Batch 1 deaf animation trainees in action! (Photos by MCCID IT).  The next batch of trainees will depend on the evaluation result of the pilot batch. For details, contact NCDA-TCD at Telephone No. 951-61-29.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 VSA International Young Soloists Award

January 12, 2012

Call for Entries for the 2012 VSA International Young Soloists Award is now live! For more details please click here

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NCDA – Australian Development Scholarship Awardee Returns Home

January 12, 2012

NCDA – Australian Development Scholarship Awardee Returns Home
NCDA – Australian Development Scholarship Awardee Returns Home

Fatima A. Garon, Project Evaluation Officer I of NCDA has successfully completed her post-graduate program under the Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) for year 2011.  Ms. Garon studied Master of Social Science with Specialization on Human Service Management at University of Newcastle, Australia.  As part of the program a Re-Entry Action Plan (REAP) on Good Governance for Educational and Economic Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities will be implemented upon her return to the country.

 

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Training on the Provision of Appropriate Wheelchairs

January 5, 2012

Training on the Provision of Appropriate Wheelchairs
Training on the Provision of Appropriate Wheelchairs

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To equip service-providers in effective provision of appropriate wheelchairs to  beneficiaries, the Latter-Day Saints  Charities (LDSC) held a 2-day workshop for  17 GO/NGO/PO participants from Quezon City , Caloocan City, NCR and San Mateo, Region IV-A  last October 24-25, 2011 at the NCDA Atrium.  It included demos on wheelchair-fitting, handling and securing, always in consultation with/consideration of the wheelchair-users.
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DAISY Consortium consults NCDA on a ‘PWD-Friendly Disaster Plan’ Tie Up

January 4, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy Consortium President Hiroshi Kawamura (left), on courtesy call to NCDA last November 18, 2011, raised the use of DAISY (Digital Access Information System) as a communications tool for inclusive disaster management, where PWDs are not just seen as victims, but as active part of the operations, as shown in the recent disasters in Japan. DSWD USec and concurrent NCDA Officer-in-Charge/Executive Director Alicia R. Bala (right) welcomed the concept and urged Mr. Kawamura to formalize submission of proposal to DSWD which has the appropriate machinery, for future presentation to concerned personnel. Mr. Lauro Purcil, (middle) President of the Philippine DAISY Network (PDN), said PDN will be on call for this crucial and timely initiative.

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