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:

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.

    July 1, 2019

    At 10:45 am, the Vice President met with the University of California-San Diego (USCD) Global Teams in Engineering Service (Global TIES) students at the Quezon City Reception House. Global TIES is an innovative humanitarian engineering program of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD. The team stayed in the Philippines from the last week of June to the first week of July as part of the One Village Philippines (OVP) Project. The OVP Project is the team’s project in the Philippines in partnership with the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm Village. Its goal is to help alleviate poverty by empowering local Filipino communities by designing an affordable solar-powered lantern. Global TIES partners with different non-profit and non-government organizations in different countries to co-create solutions to socially urgent problems in San Diego and the developing world.

    Posted in VP's Day on Jul 01, 2019