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

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.

QC café trains, employs persons with developmental disabilities

Puzzle Café aims to raise awareness on autism and train persons with developmental disabilities for employment.

From handmade Braille teaching aids to rooms on the second floor at Manila’s biggest SPED high school

The Ramon Magsaysay High School Manila (RMHS) integrates students with disabilities in regular classes where most students have none.

Most schools used as voting precincts not PWD-friendly, audit shows

It's not so much how the classrooms are built but how persons with disabilities (PWDs) would reach the school where they’re supposed to vote…