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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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…

Disability sector dealt another blow as voting in malls canceled

When polling places open on May 9, none of them would be in malls, as had been planned and hailed months before the elections.

These videos will help you get disability right

Getting it Right: Interacting with PWDs is a package of eight video tutorials that introduce viewers to disability issues and provide tips…

Ex-solon draws flak for insensitive remark about PWDs

Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong questioned the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for allowing people with visual disabilities to…

Comelec unveils mockup accessible precinct

The Commission on Elections on Saturday set up the Pura V. Kalaw Elementary School in Cubao, Quezon City as a mockup accessible precinct to…

Fewer registered PWD voters for 2016 elections

The number of registered voters with disabilities for the May elections has slipped 14 percent from the 2013 polls.