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A Treat for the Blind

A Treat for the Blind

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 11, 2013 06:02 AM

The WIPO treaty will provide copyright exceptions on books making them available to blind people in formats they can use.

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A lifetime of five years on the internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2013 09:04 AM

Centre for Internet and Society observes its fifth anniversary on Sunday.

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CIS anniversary

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 06, 2013 07:28 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society will celebrate five years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its works and accomplishments.

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Review of Guidelines for Indian Government Websites-meeting notice

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 28, 2013 03:39 AM

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension has called for a meeting for review of guidelines for Indian Government websites. The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

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Indian Users’ Perspective On WIPO Negotiations On Treaty For Visually Impaired

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 18, 2013 09:07 AM

South-East Asia is host to one-third of the world’s 39 million blind people. Over 20 million live in India alone. This week’s special session of the World Intellectual Property Organization aims to clean up the text of an international treaty to facilitate access to books for the blind and visually impaired community. It is thus of prime importance for India, and some there worry that issues such as commercial availability could undermine the treaty’s effectiveness.

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Rahul Cherian passes away

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 10, 2013 04:27 AM

Rahul Cherian, an expert and policy activist in disability law, intellectual property (IP) law and technology law passed away on Thursday. He was 39.

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Rahul Cherian, founder of NGO Inclusive Planet, passes away

Rahul Cherian, founder of NGO Inclusive Planet, passes away

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 09, 2013 06:57 AM

Rahul Cherian, who worked extensively on disability law and rights in India, and other issues like intellectual property (IP) law and technology law passed away on Thursday while on on a family holiday in Goa according to this report in the Hindu.

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Inclusive Planet co-founder, Disability Law activist, and Cancer Survivor, Rahul Cherian passes away

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 11, 2013 09:23 AM

Rahul Cherian, the co-founder of Inclusive Planet and an expert on Intellectual Property and disability law, passed away on February 7, 2013 in Goa due to sudden illness.

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 RIP: Rahul Cherian, human rights activist, Inclusive Planet co-founder

RIP: Rahul Cherian, human rights activist, Inclusive Planet co-founder

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 09, 2013 07:13 AM

RIPRahul Cherian, an expert and policy activist in disability law, intellectual property (IP) law and technology law passed away today at the age of 39, while on a family holiday in Goa.

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Disability groups in India welcome progress on treaty for blind persons

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2012 01:40 AM

Four years of struggle for a global treaty for the benefit of blind persons is finally bearing fruit. Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organisation have agreed to conclude a treaty for visually-impaired and print disabled persons by June 2013.

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ITU – NTA Workshop on Making ICT and mobile phones accessible for persons with disabilities in Nepal

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 07, 2012 12:19 PM

The International Telecommunication Union is organizing this event on November 9, 2012 in Nepal. Nirmita Narasimhan is participating as a speaker in the session "Introduction: ICT and telecom accessibility, good practices in policy and industry initiatives".

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'Sops can boost jobs for disabled persons'

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 12, 2012 03:51 AM

A recent report commissioned by the government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for greater incentives to the private sector to boost employment for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Incentives such as grants can be used by the employer to make the workplace more accessible and for providing assistive technologies such as voice software or training.

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US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books

US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 02, 2012 01:56 PM

Copyright fears stall talks on books being translated into braille for blind and visually impaired people in the global south.

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U.S. support sought for treaty to allow blind people access to copyrighted works

U.S. support sought for treaty to allow blind people access to copyrighted works

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 01, 2012 09:44 AM

Advocates of visual disability groups from across the world urged the United States to get off the fence at the global copyright negotiations in Geneva this week and actively back a strong treaty that allows blind people access to copyrighted published works.

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Towards a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on ‘Internet Rights, Accessibility, Regulation & Ethics’

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2012 07:14 AM

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.

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Nirmita receives NIVH Award

Nirmita receives NIVH Award

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 29, 2011 05:53 AM

Nirmita Narasimhan received the NIVH Excellence Award from Justice AS Anand (retd), former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped in Dehradun on Saturday, 3 December 2011.

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An Interview of Nirmita Narasimhan on ITU Portal

An Interview of Nirmita Narasimhan on ITU Portal

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 28, 2011 06:36 AM

ITU Girls in ICT is now online! ITU interviewed Nirmita and published her profile on their website.

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An online community platform for people with different needs

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 13, 2011 05:29 AM

An online community platform designed for the print-impaired, probably the first such in the country, seeks to make the internet accessible to people with different needs.

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Call for Case Studies on ICT

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:12 AM

CIS invites organisations to participate in a study focusing on best practices in the use of ICTs in education for persons with disabilities.

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WIPO Proposals Would Open Cross-Border Access To Materials For Print Disabled

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:56 AM

The print disabled feel that the possible UN recommendations being negotiated upon may come up short, reports Kaitlin Mara in this article.

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