Centre for Internet & Society

World Wide Web Consortium for All

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:08 PM

Indian web designers have long ignored needs of people with different disabilities but a new dedicated wiki aspires to change that, writes Malvika Tegta

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What Women Want: The ability debates

What Women Want: The ability debates

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:08 PM

In this article published in the Hindu, Deepa Alexander argues that the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act (1957) are restrictive and discriminatory.

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Right to Read event in Brussels

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:19 PM

A 'Right to Read' event is being held at the European Parliament, Brussels on 4 May 2010.

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Disability rights groups oppose changes to Copyright Act

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:26 PM

Disability rights groups are up in arms against a Bill proposing an amendment to the Copyright Act, 1952, reports Aarti Dhar in an article published in the Hindu on April 23, 2010.

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They fight for the visually challenged

They fight for the visually challenged

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:48 PM

Times News Network - A report on the press conference held at the Press Club, Bangalore on 15th April, 2010.

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Amendment to Copyright Act opposed

Amendment to Copyright Act opposed

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:49 PM

A report on the press conference held on 15th April, at the Press Club, Bangalore : The Hindu

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Your Signature Could Help 70 Million Read

Your Signature Could Help 70 Million Read

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:10 PM

A humble signature campaign in the city intends to take on a law that prevents the print-impaired from reading. You too can join in and support the cause.

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Free Copyright Control to Help Blind Students: Xavier's Resource Centre

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:10 PM

This article throws light on the fact that even though technology has made it possible for visually challenged to access print material, there is little awareness among authors and publishers to make it accessible, and hence, only an amendment in copyright laws can bring about this awareness.

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The print-impaired millions and their right to read

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:10 PM

Books, books everywhere, but not a word to read. This is the scenario for the approximately 70 million print-impaired in India, a sizeable population that includes the visually-impaired young people as well the elderly — whose vision depletes with advancing age.

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Can’t read, so use new tech to let books speak

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:43 PM

An article in the Times of India about the Right to Read campaign organised by the Centre for Internet & Society at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi as the world book fair kicked off.

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Bridging the Divide

by Prasad last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:56 PM

Video clipping of the National Conference on ICT's for the differently abled held in Loyola College, Chennai from 1 December to 3 December, 2009.

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Books shut by law blinkers

Books shut by law blinkers

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:20 PM

An article in The Telegraph (Kolkata) by Chandrima S Bhattacharya - 6th December, 2009

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Lawyers get socially involved: The Right to Read

Lawyers get socially involved: The Right to Read

by Radha Rao last modified Dec 03, 2009 09:49 AM

Thursday, 03 December 2009 by Tanuj Kalia (www.legallyindia.com)

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The disabled also grapple with copyright issues

The disabled also grapple with copyright issues

by Radha Rao last modified Dec 03, 2009 09:34 AM

An article in The Hindu by Deepa Kurup - 03rd December, 2009

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Copyright Access for the Disabled and Collaborative IP Policy

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:27 PM

A blog post on SPICY IP by Shamnad Basheer, November 18, 2009

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Reading For All

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:26 PM

Right To Read campaign has begun in India to voice the needs of the disabled to gain access to books - an article by Lubna Salim in Kolkata Mirror - Saturday, November 14, 2009

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UN Official pledges support to tackle Copyright Challenges for the Visually Impaired

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:34 PM

Article on the UN News Centre - New York, Nov 11 2009 6:10PM

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WIPO Director General Pledges Support for India’s Visually Impaired Community

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:34 PM

An article in the WIPO website on the “Right to Read of persons with print disabilities and copyright challenges” organized by the VIP community in cooperation with the Government of India in New Delhi on November 11, 2009.

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Copyright obstacle for Braille, audio books

Copyright obstacle for Braille, audio books

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:35 PM

An article by Arpit Basu, The Times of India (Kolkata) Nov 7th, 2009

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Youth light up lives, one book at a time

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:42 PM

Chennaiites join a campaign to aid the visually challenged in accessing popular works of English literature THERE ARE MILLIONS OF BOOKS THAT THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED CAN'T ACCESS - an article in the Deccan Chronicle - Chennai, dated 10th Oct 2009.

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