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April 2013 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 30, 2013 last modified May 31, 2013 08:07 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) welcomes you to the fourth issue of its newsletter for the year 2013. In this issue we bring you an overview of our research programs, updates of events organised by us, events we participated in, news and media coverage, and videos of some of our recent events.
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A Treat for the Blind
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 27, 2013 last modified Jul 11, 2013 06:02 AM — filed under: , ,
The WIPO treaty will provide copyright exceptions on books making them available to blind people in formats they can use.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry National Resource Kit: The Jammu & Kashmir Chapter (Revised)
by Anandhi Viswanathan published Feb 13, 2014 last modified Feb 20, 2014 09:46 AM — filed under:
The National Resource Kit team is pleased to bring you its research on the state of laws, policies and programmes for persons with disabilities in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
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CIS anniversary
by Prasad Krishna published May 06, 2013 — filed under: , , , , , ,
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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Blog Entry Stakeholders Meeting of the USOF on Facilitating ICT Access to Persons with Disabilities in Rural Areas
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 13, 2011 last modified Nov 08, 2011 05:55 AM — filed under: ,
The Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), a fund set up to provide universal access to telegraph services to rural and remote areas in India organized a stakeholders meeting on 7th September in New Delhi to launch a new scheme for supporting pilot projects for facilitating access to persons with disabilities in rural areas. Nirmita Narasimhan participated in this meeting and made a presentation.
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Blog Entry CIS-TWN Analysis of WIPO Treaty for the Print Disabled (SCCR/22/15)
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 04, 2011 last modified Oct 12, 2011 08:29 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS and the Third World Network (TWN) conducted a quick analysis of the "Consensus document on an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities presented by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and the United States of America" presented as WIPO document numbered SCCR/22/15.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry CIS's Statement at SCCR 24 on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 22, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
This was the statement read out by Pranesh Prakash at the 24th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee for Copyright and Related Rights in Geneva, on Friday, July 20, 2012.
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Blog Entry GST - A Barrier to Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jun 24, 2017 last modified Jun 25, 2017 02:15 PM — filed under:
The Centre of Internet & Society made a submission on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which will be coming into play from July 2017 onwards. In this blog post Nirmita Narasimhan assesses the impact of GST on persons with disabilities.
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Blog Entry Why GST Is A Step Backward For The Disabled
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jul 03, 2017 last modified Jul 03, 2017 02:39 AM — filed under:
Imposing taxes on assistive devices is unfair. The countdown has begun to the implementation of the GST in India. Over the past month, discussions about the GST have dominated the scene with several groups protesting in strong measure about the impact on their business.
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WSIS Forum 2017
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 12, 2017 last modified Jul 18, 2017 02:00 AM — filed under:
WSIS Forum 2017 was held 12-16 June in Geneva, and included the participation of more than 85 high-level government and civil society representatives, as well as 500 remote interventions and thousands following the webcast. The forum was chaired by Mr Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Government of Rwanda, and co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, in close collaboration with all UN agencies. Nirmita Narasimhan participated in the forum.
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