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September 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 last modified Nov 25, 2015 01:55 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Located in About Us / Newsletters
August 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 31, 2015 last modified Oct 27, 2015 12:25 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Open Letter to PM Modi on Intellectual Property Rights issues on His Visit to the United States of America in September, 2015
by Pranesh Prakash and Nehaa Chaudhari published Sep 23, 2015 last modified Sep 25, 2015 06:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is an open letter by CIS to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in light of his impending visit to the USA. This letter asks the Prime Minister to urge the USA to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty; and asks that India not be a party to TPP negotiations, in light of recent reports on a study encouraging India to join the TPP.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Towards a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on ‘Internet Rights, Accessibility, Regulation & Ethics’
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2012 last modified May 31, 2012 07:14 AM — filed under: , ,
This event was organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation, National Internet Exchange of India and Association for Progressive Communications at Mirza Ghalib Hall, SCOPE Complex, New Delhi from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on May 3, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated as a speaker in the session on Access to Internet: Right to Information.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Linking Commercial Availability and Exceptions in the Treaty for Visually Impaired/Persons with Disabilities
by Rahul Cherian published Jan 23, 2013 — filed under:
After the landmark WIPO General Assembly meeting in December 2012 that decided to convene a diplomatic conference in June 2013 on the Treaty for Visually Impaired Persons/Persons with Print Disabilities, the Special Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights starting on February 18, 2013 is critical, says Rahul Cherian.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Making Public Libraries Accessible to People with Disabilities
by Rahul Cherian published Jan 24, 2013 last modified Jan 24, 2013 11:10 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society was one of the 20 disability rights groups that wrote to the Ministry of Culture on January 23, 2013 seeking remedial action on the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in accessing public libraries in India.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
An Overview of Accessibility Work (2008 - 2016)
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 24, 2016 last modified Sep 24, 2016 04:09 PM — filed under:
India has an estimated 70 million disabled persons who are unable to read printed materials due to some form of physical, sensory, cognitive or other disability. The disabled need accessible content, devices and interfaces facilitated via copyright law and accessibility policies. CIS campaigns for change in this area.
Located in Accessibility / Resources
Blog Entry Mobile Apps Are Excluding Millions Of Indians Who Want To Use Them
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 24, 2016 — filed under:
If someone were to ask you how many apps you use in a day, you might need to stop and count. You use apps to book cabs, to order groceries, make payments online, buy diapers, connect with friends... the list goes on. In fact apps, are becoming so intrinsic to daily life that without one handy you may have to think twice about how to complete a transaction.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Where Are There So Few Books For The Print-Impaired?
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 04, 2016 — filed under:
India publishes approximately 90,000 books each year in 24 different languages. We have over 16,000 publishers, and are one of the top nations for English book publishing in the world. Clearly we are a nation which values and fosters a culture of reading and passing on knowledge in different domains ranging from literature, to yoga, language, education, science, fiction and many others.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Communication technology opens 'doors' for everyone, not only people with disabilities
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 13, 2014 last modified Nov 04, 2014 04:36 PM — filed under:
Today, most Americans overlook improvements made since the dawn of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) in 1990.
Located in Accessibility / News & Media