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The WIPO treaty will provide copyright exceptions on books making them available to blind people in formats they can use.
Centre for Internet and Society observes its fifth anniversary on Sunday.
The Centre for Internet and Society will celebrate five years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its works and accomplishments.
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.
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.
Rahul Cherian, an expert and policy activist in disability law, intellectual property (IP) law and technology law passed away on Thursday. He was 39.
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.
Inclusive Planet co-founder, Disability Law activist, and Cancer Survivor, Rahul Cherian passes away
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.
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.
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.
ITU – NTA Workshop on Making ICT and mobile phones accessible for persons with disabilities in Nepal
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".
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.
Copyright fears stall talks on books being translated into braille for blind and visually impaired people in the global south.
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.
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.
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.
ITU Girls in ICT is now online! ITU interviewed Nirmita and published her profile on their website.
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.
CIS invites organisations to participate in a study focusing on best practices in the use of ICTs in education for persons with disabilities.
The print disabled feel that the possible UN recommendations being negotiated upon may come up short, reports Kaitlin Mara in this article.