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.

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First day low: Lack of teachers, facilities welcomes PWD students as school starts

A closer look at the five largest schools in Metro Manila in terms of student population shows they still lack trained teachers, proper…

Despite shortcomings, int’l nonprofit lauds Comelec for PWD-inclusive polls

Amid reports of people with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens climbing a flight of stairs to vote, an international nonprofit group…

VIDEO: PWDs happy with South Cotabato elections, but want more improvements in the future

There were no assigned accessible polling places (APPs) in South Cotabato during the May 9 polls, but persons with disabilities (PWDs) who…

VIDEO: In Cebu City EAPP, volunteers with disabilities assist fellow PWDs

Election volunteers Krugger Tabada and Leah Recia, both persons with disabilities (PWDs), were startled by the high voter turnout in a…

VIDEO: Despite last minute Comelec instruction, teachers in a Cebu City school set up EAPP

Just hours away from the opening of the May 9 elections, teachers assigned at a polling place in Cebu City were informed they need to…

Despite EAPPs, voting not any easier for many PWDs and senior citizens

Calling emergency accessible polling places (EAPPs) “a mere band-aid solution,” a poll watchdog has scored the Commission on Elections…

Before noon, problems abound for voters with disabilities nationwide

Halfway into the day of Monday’s elections, problems among voters with disabilities have been piling up from across the country.

Comelec to put up makeshift voter tents for PWDs, senior citizens

The Commission on Elections has unveiled a new plan to make voting more accessible for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens:…

No more vote verification for PWDs through headphones

The Commission on Elections confirmed four days before the election that the headphones connected to vote-counting machines (VCM) will no…