PWD Files

Our coverage of underreported stories of people with disabilities, from parenting, inclusive education, accessibility and their right to vote. Included are video tutorials and tips on how to get disability right. PWD Files is a part of a project called “Reporting on Persons with Disabilities” that VERA Files is implementing through a grant from The Asia Foundation’s (TAF) Increasing Participation of People with Disabilities in the 2013 Midterm Elections program.

In This Collection

PWDs in conflict areas in Mindanao lack access to humanitarian aid

The forlorn look on Haron Arisa’s face, his stooped frame and the bony remnants of his once sturdy legs seem to echo the heavy burden that…

Significant change in last 10 years: Autism awareness

Autism advocates have found a good answer to that Miss Universe question asked of Miss Philippines last week: What is the most significant…

Different is okay, ‘The Wong Kids’ shows Deaf community

Harnessing their superpowers, siblings Violet and Bruce Wong embark on a space journey to save the universe from the planet-eating Space…

Filipino Paralympian swims for silverware in Rio

The country’s representative in swimming at the Rio Paralympic Games, the equivalent of the Olympics for athletes with disabilities, has…

Deaf and bisexual and loud and proud

Meet Bibo Lee Perey as he fights for deaf and LGBT rights.

Special schools emphasize disaster preparedness

Disaster drills are routine at the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) and the Philippine School for the Deaf (PSD).

Vico Cham: Seeing the world through art and autism

In a 26-square-meter studio deep within the heart of Pasig City, people with autism fill the world with art, one canvas at a time.

On their own: PWD students care for themselves and others at earthquake drill

Thousands of persons with disabilities (PWDs) participated in the recent annual earthquake simulation exercise, some of them showing they…

Walking to freedom, one city at a time

PWDs of all ages, members of nongovernment organizations, volunteers from 18 cities and a nearby province, gathered in front of Mandaluyong…