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UN Ratifies Rights of Persons with Disabilities

I think not too many people know that Im also an advocate for web accessibility. But I am :) I am a founding member of PWAG (Philippine web accessibility group). We help as private citizens improve websites so people with disabilities can also access private and government websites (with emphasis on government websites)

But enough of me.

After six years of deliberation and almost a year after its signing, the Philippines became the 23rd country that ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

This landmark event will have a simultaneous worldwide celebration on May 12, 2008 at UN Headquarters in New York City. For its part, the Philippines will also have a prayer and walk for unity on May 12 from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Autism Society of the Philippines President, Erlinda Koe, was adjudged to be the emcee of the unity walk. Captain Oscar Taleon will be the in-charge of events security and together with Lauro Purci…

Whiz Kid at Web Design

It is not rare for us to hear some news about whiz kids at every facet of skill building. But it is rare to meet one.

Meet Kim T. Selorio, my 12 year old student at DLSU manila in a web design (short) course. He's in grade 6, already a BLOGGER using Wordpress, asks advanced CSS questions, already an expert an html ( I suppose, coz he's the only one who doesnt ask about it) and manages his own site thru Cpanel, and even asks about web security using Chmod.

This kid is great.and he's humble too. Her mother enrolled her in this web design course. Kim tells me her mother is asking her to build the company website for them. Now, how many of you can say that your company website is built by a 12 year old whiz kid? Not too many I guess, and the ones who do may not be too relaxed to say that to the public.

But a little more guidance and this kid will go places, and maybe a lot of schools may want to give him a scholarship.

See Kim's Profile:

Kim T. Selorio

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