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

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…

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…