In line with the annual ICT Month, the Department of Science and Technology?s ICT Office is launching the first ?Inclusive ICT 4 BIZ 2015 Expo: Connecting Businesses with the Right People? on June 17 at the Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City.
ICT 4 BIZ 2015, created in partnership with the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), is designed to promote digital entrepreneurship among persons with disabilities (PWDs) by providing a conducive venue for business-to-business (B2B) interactions, as well as seminars on digital entrepreneurship.
The expo aims to connect Filipino PWDs engaged in animation, Web/graphics design, Web content management, coaching, and transcription services to business institutions and organizations that need such services.
The expo is the ICT Office?s answer to the government mandate of providing equal and fair employment opportunities to PWDs, which make up 1.53% of the population, according to a 2010 Census.
Furthermore, Republic Act No. 7277 or the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons was implemented in 1992 to protect their welfare. It also prohibits any form of discrimination against them, especially at the workplace.