IT contest for persons with disabilities held to pick PH reps

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PWDs battling it out during the actual competition at the ICT Office PWDs battling it out during the actual competition at the ICT Office[/caption] The winners of the contest will represent the country in the ?2014 Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities? in South Korea and other international competitions. Among the contest categories were: e-life, e-tool and e-sports. E-life tests the contestants abilities in finding information online, while e-tool test their skills in the use of word processing and spreadsheet applications, while e-sports will test their real-time problem solving skills, strategy, and reflexes. The Philippines won gold medals in the e-life and e-tool categories in the event?s 2012 edition. Bettina Quimson, ICT Office deputy executive director for e-society, said, ?eSociety is about equal opportunities for all through the use of ICT. Having a disability does not mean you are unable to work… this just means we need to hone your other special skills aligned to job opportunities?. The winners of this year?s competition were: For e-life: First: Janielle A. Salvador — Philippine School for the Deaf (PSD) Second: Erika Lauren S. Aguillon — PSD Third: Anne Charlaine Santos — National Orthopedic Hospital School for the Crippled Children (NOH-SCC) For e-tool: First: Nathaniel Q. Dimalanta — PSD Second: Gian Karlo C. Gonzales — Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) Third: Mark Christian D. Evangelista — PNSB For e-sports First: Wawel A. Quidoles — PNSB Second: Mark Christian P. Evangelista — PNSB Third: Venus Alexis A. Rescober — Quirino High School ]]>

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