Centre for Internet & Society

Accessibility

  • Accessible ICT Procurement

    May 09, 2016

    Today in India there is an excellent opportunity to address the needs of persons with disabilities through accessible ICT procurement. There is a growing body of evidence globally to demonstrate that governments are successfully using accessible procurement as a means of ensuring the human rights of persons with disabilities,. They are amongst the largest purchasers of IT in any country and by requiring accessible products and services, ensure that all citizens with disabilities and government employees who are disabled are able to access and use public infrastructure and communication. CIS along with 20 other organisations petition the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Information Technology to bring in accessibility considerations within the draft Procurement Bill.

  • Report on eSpeak with NVDA Screen Reader and Assistive Technology for Visually Challenged

    April 02, 2016

  • Report on NVDA with E-Speak and BookShare Online Library

    April 02, 2016

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Openness

Telecom

Access to Knowledge (A2K)

  • USTR elaborates the Two Dozen Digital Rules of Club TPP

    July 29, 2016

    Members of the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are now scrounging the world to include more countries in its fold. The Digital 2 Dozen(D2D) is a bite-sized document which packs the TPP into 24 key tenets. The D2D, aggressively championed by the US as the path forward for the global digital economy poses some critical questions for India: first, how will India position itself against US pressure in the larger scheme of US-India foreign relations, and how much is it willing to concede its policies in the name of trade; second, how will reduced barriers and establishment of a level field for Indian and foreign IT and internet companies alike, hurt Indian consumers and businesses? This week, the Deputy US Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Holleyman discussed the Digital 2 Dozen document with Ambassador Shyam Saran (Chairman, RIS). The exchange was moderated by Samir Saran (Observer Research Foundation). I attended the discussion and this post is a summary of the key points.

  • Letter to MPs on Concerns on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

    July 29, 2016

  • Community celebrates birthday of Odia Wikipedia and Odia Wiktionary

    July 09, 2016

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Internet Governance

Researchers at Work (RAW)