Policies and Initiatives: the Philippine Experience

Policies and Initiatives: the Philippine Experience

Policies and Initiatives: the Philippine Experience PRESENTED BY: BEATRICE G. QUIMSON Department of Science and Technology Information and Communications Technology Office Prepared by: Ms. Nelia R. De Jesus Chief, Technical Cooperation Division National Council on Disability Affairs Republic of the Philippines IT Policies and Initiatives: the Philippine Experience Government Information System : IT as a premier tool to BEAT THE ODDS , but not inclusive 2003 Manila Design Recommendations and Declaration towards Accessible ICT, became the cornerstone of CRPD Article 9

2004 training of 200 webmasters creating the Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG), commissioned as an online advocacy group 2007 -Joint NCDA-NCC Memo Circular requiring government agencies web accessibility, using set standards Nothing about us, without us spurred leaders with disabilities as the conscience bloc, towards more ICT Policy breakthroughs: A(ward), R(ecognize) A(ccessible) W(ebsites)-ARAW (sun) incentivizing implementors UN-ESCAPs Citation as among Asia Pacific Regions best practices APCD-NCDA Video From Why to How:Accessible ICT in the Philippines, 2008 NCDA Board Resolutions 11, 12, 13, respectively a.) adopting DAISY as standards for education/training materials for persons with disabilities, b) enjoins government agencies hiring of qualified PWD encoders; and c) urging compliance of same on web accessibility

P.D, 709. attached NCDA to the Office of the President, and appointed the National Computer Center to lead the SubCommittee on ICT Inclusion of disability in the Philippine Digital Strategy (2011-2016) Inclusion of Accessible Website Award in the prestigious Presidential Apolinario Mabini Awards (2011) Amendment of R.A. 1372 on intellectual property rights, allowing printing,reproduction /distribution of copyrighted materials exclusive for persons with visual/print disabilities (2012) Marking of IT Month with an IT Job and Skills Fair, job match, shows ICT as empowering tool and work excellence of persons with disabilities using ICT (2012-present) Challenges and Next Steps : SMART Advocacy Dynamic Push and Pull strategies Amendment of Magna Carta to include Accessible ICT Maximize IT to boost education,work, tourism

opportunities & disaster control Technology 4 Economic Development (Tech4ED) By: Beatrice G. Quimson, eSociety ICT Office The ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2015 seeks to achieve: INCLUSIVE Involving all the stakeholders in ASEAN government, citizens, and businesses, developed and developing, rural and urban, young and old, as well as those with and without disabilities FOUNDATION FOUNDATION PILLARS

PILLARS 42,000 Village Creating Tech4ED the eFILIPINO CentersGROWTH SERVICE OPPORTUNITY Innovate Educatio n Enable Employmen t INFRASTRUCTURE TVWS to

Connect the Last mile Empower Entreprene ur SUSTAINABLE MODEL A Franchise Model for Maintenance & Expansion SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

Economic Evolution DELIVERY CHANNEL Single Shared Portal for all Government ePrograms w Monitoring, Feedback and Analytics Engines Harnessing ICT to Empower and Transform Society Creating an INCLUSIVE, Integrated, & Equitable Countryside The Tech4ED Services e - A S S I S T OBJECTIVES

COMPONENTS Enabling Women, PWD, OFW, Seniors, Indigenous People, Teachers & Career Shifters with Special Content ICT Literacy *.Provide opportunities for digital inclusion to marginalized communities Financial Literacy *Educate OFWs

and their families on how to save, invest, and spend money wisely. *Help teachers learn teaching strategies using technology to develop 21st Century Skills Life Long Learners *Develop competencies relevant to a

particular Industry for higher grade jobs (Career Shifters) Business *Enable SMEs to use internet as a tool for expansion

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