Category: Sub-committee on Advocacy

NCDA Sub-committee on Advocacy

Sensitivity Training for House of Reps’ Personnel with Disabilities

Sensitivity Training for House of Reps’ Personnel with Disabilities-photo

Take it from  “Teacher Carla”.  House of Reps Personnel learn tips on assisting persons with disabilities, from this vibrant SPED teacher  ‘ón wheels’  Carla dela Cruz, cum laude BSEED graduate of Trinity University of Asia,  now a classroom teacher in Commonwealth Elementary School.  Shown on the right  receiving her certificate of appreciation from Ms. Gertrude Pabelona, President of the HOR’s “Empowering Persons with Disabilities, Inc.” and some Congress officials, Carla was a consistent scholar in college and an American Field Service (AFS) exchange student in Poolesville High School, Maryland in 2004-2005. S her clincher, she shared that a wheelchair-user  must be consulted first where he/she wants to go,  and not to be maneuvered  without consent, which was how they were treated for a long time. [...] 

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NCDA Launches National Campaign on White Cane for School Children with Visual Impairment

Undersecretary Alicia R. Bala (center) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and concurrent Officer-in-Charge/Executive Director of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), takes the lead in the launching of a nationwide campaign to promote white cane and its distribution to school children with visual impairment held at the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) in Pasay City. The distribution which also took place at the Batino Elementary School in Quezon City and  Heneral Pio del Pilar SPED Center in Makati City, is a project of NCDA   and DSWD in partnership with the Department of Education to intensify public awareness on the plight of visually impaired persons in the community and  to promote respect and recognition of the white cane as an assistive device. [...] 

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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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