Centre for Internet & Society

Report on Training on the Use of eSpeak Hindi on Windows and Android Platforms

by Nirmita Narasimhan

Indian Association for the Blind conducted a one day workshop on the use of eSpeak for Windows and Android platforms on May 28, 2015. Twenty-seven delegates attended the training programme held at Indian Association for the Blind, Delhi. Kaifee Asami was the trainer. The programme introduced eSpeak for reading and writing in Hindi on both computers and mobiles.

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Report on the Training in the Use of eSpeak for Indian Languages during TOT Conducted by Enable India

by Nirmita Narasimhan

Enable India, Bangalore conducted a TOT for training computer teachers for the blind, which was held from May 11 to 20, 2015 at Blind Empowerment Association, Kolkata and was attended by 26 delegates.

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Report on Training in Basic Computing with use of NVDA and eSpeak in Marathi & Konkani

by Nirmita Narasimhan

The training programme was organized at International Youth Hostel and Estrila du Mar, sponsored by Rotary Club of Goa and Estrila Du Mar from April 20 to 22, 2015. Seventy-seven delegates attended the training programme.

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Report on Training in Basic Computing with use of eSpeak and NVDA in Oriya

by Nirmita Narasimhan

This training was held at Orissa Association for the Blind at Bhubaneswar from February 8 to 10, 2015. Thirty six delegates attended the programme.

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Report on the Progress in Manipuri Language Testing

by Nirmita Narasimhan

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is doing a project on developing a text-to-speech software in 15 Indian languages. This blog post captures the key updates of the work done by CIS team for Manipuri language.

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Report on eSpeak Tamil Computing with NVDA Training Workshop at Tiruchirappalli

by Nirmita Narasimhan

The training workshop was held from May 4 to 8, 2015 at Centre for Differently-abled Persons, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. Seventeen delegates attended the workshop.

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Inclusive Financial Services - Global Trends in Accessibility Requirements

by Nirmita Narasimhan

Inclusive Financial Services is a G3ict White Paper researched in cooperation with the Centre for Internet and Society. The research paper comprises a Foreword and Introduction, four chapters — Barriers to Access for Persons with Disabilities and Diverse Abilities, International Framework, Integrating Accessibility into the System, and State of Practice - Impact of the Convention on Inclusive Finance and Accessibility Efforts around the Globe.

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Report on 15 days Training in Basic Computing with use of NVDA and eSpeak in Oriya

by Nirmita Narasimhan

This programme was the first of its kind in the state of Orissa. The participants were mostly completely new to using computers and were also completely from the vernacular background. This training demonstrates that many more such regional level trainings should be organized in order to reach the untouched population of persons with blindness, and expose them to the advantages of today’s technology.

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Comments to the GIGW

by Nirmita Narasimhan

The Centre for Internet and Society submitted its comments to the National Informatics Centre on April 30, 2015.

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Report on Seven Day Training in the Use of eSpeak Malayalam with NVDA

by Nirmita Narasimhan

The NVDA team held a training for 25 delegates at the Chakshumati Assistive Technology Centre, Trivandrum in Kerala. Akhil was the trainer. The event was held from April 18 to 24, 2015.

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