Filipino Deaf from the Eyes of a Hearing Person

Issues, activities, experiences and technologies about Deaf People in the Philippines

May 26, 2010
by jojomccid

Filipino Deaf’s First Automated Election Experience

I was blessed to assist two deaf voters. The three of us who went to Immaculate Conception High School in Quezon City were: Deaf Ervin, who has been a registered voter since early nineties, and Deaf Jerome, a first time voter and me. Inasmuch as I want to assist many deaf people, I can’t because of the distance between polling centers. However, I was able to monitor other deaf from my community the day after. Continue reading

May 24, 2010
by jojomccid

Philippine President Signed Program for Disabled Persons in Every Province, Cities and Municipalities

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has signed Republic Act 10070, a law establishing the institutional mechanism to ensure the implementation of programs and services for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in every province, city and municipality, as envisioned by RA 7277 or … Continue reading

May 10, 2010
by jojomccid
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Today is Election Day!

Another saddening one was about the Deaf community. I recently found out that majority of the deaf people in my country cannot vote. The reason? They were not able to register. Not that they were misinformed. They were simply, NOT INFORMED. It’s very disheartening to find out that many parents don’t realize the inherent rights of their children to exercise their right to vote. And that includes their Deaf child. Continue reading

May 2, 2010
by jojomccid

Download Filipino Sign Language Font for FREE

The first and only Filipino Sign Language Font is now available for FREE and is ready for download. Called MCCID FSL FONT, this type belongs the the Dingbat fonts. A dingbat is a term used in the computer industry to … Continue reading