This website adopts the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as the accessibility standard for all its related web development and services. WCAG 2.0 is also an international standard, ISO 40500. This certifies it as a stable and referenceable technical standard.

WCAG 2.0 contains 12 guidelines organized under 4 principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR for short). There are testable success criteria for each guideline. Compliance to these criteria is measured in three levels: A, AA, or AAA. A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is available at: https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/

Accessibility Features

Shortcut Keys Combination Activation Combination keys used for each browser.

  • Chrome for Linux press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key)
  • Chrome for Windows press (Alt+shortcut_key)
  • For Firefox press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key)
  • For Internet Explorer press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key) then press (enter)
  • On Mac OS press (Ctrl+Opt+shortcut_key)
  • Accessibility Statement (Combination + 0): Statement page that will show the available accessibility keys.
  • Home Page (Combination + H): Accessibility key for redirecting to homepage.
  • Main Content (Combination + R): Shortcut for viewing the content section of the current page.
  • FAQ (Combination + Q): Shortcut for FAQ page.
  • Contact (Combination + C): Shortcut for contact page or form inquiries.
  • Feedback (Combination + K): Shortcut for feedback page.
  • Site Map (Combination + M): Shortcut for site map (footer agency) section of the page.
  • Search (Combination + S): Shortcut for search page.
  • Click anywhere outside the dialog box to close this dialog box.

    VP Leni urges college students in Negros Oriental: Use your education to help in the “crucial” fight against poverty

    Office of the Vice President 25 August 2017

    Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday underscored anew the critical role of education in addressing poverty in the Philippines, as she urged university students to do well in school to improve, not only their own lives, but also those of their fellow Filipinos. Speaking before the Students’ Assembly of the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), VP Leni noted that poverty—the “most crucial” of the problems faced by the country today—may only be addressed by a critical mass of educated citizens. “In the midst of so much suffering, talagang isa ang pinaka-crucial and that is poverty. Ang dami nating problema—drugs, criminality, etcetera. Pero sa likod ng mukha ng lahat ng ating problema, kahirapan pa rin ang pinakadahilan. And education is the ultimate game-changer. Ang education, siya ang mag-e-equalize ng lahat ng hindi pagkakapantay-pantay,” she said. The Vice President, who was invited to the event to talk about inclusivity in education, reiterated that those who are educated must pay forward this “privilege” by helping others. “All around us now, there is so much hate. All around us now, nag-aaway-away ang mga tao. But you have to remember, hindi po tayo ang magkakaaway. Ang kaaway po natin ay kahirapan. At kung hindi tayo magkakampi-kampi—lahat naman tayo ay Pilipino—hindi natin malalabanan ang kahirapan,” she said. “Your education is your right, but it is also a privilege. Ang pagiging estudyante ninyo sa only state university in Negros Oriental is a privilege that is given to you. And in parting, sana po hindi natin sayangin ang regalong ito. Hindi lang sa pag-aaral nang maayos at pag-aangat ng sarili nating pamilya, but paying it forward,” she added. VP Leni also pointed out the importance of ensuring that the poorest get access to quality education as well. This, she said, must be combined with the assurance that this education will immediately lead to jobs. This is an initiative currently being undertaken by the Office of the Vice President’s “Angat Buhay” anti-poverty program, which aims not only to support the government’s K-12 program, but also link partner universities with private companies that will hire their students after graduation. VP Leni is in Dumaguete City for a two-day visit, where she will attend several events, including the opening of the Istorya ng Pag-asa photo gallery at Silliman University.

    Posted in Press Releases on Aug 25, 2017