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Blog Entry Google's Optical Character Recognition Software Now Works with All South Asian Languages
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 26, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software by Google now works for more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, and it's easy to use and works with over 90 percent accuracy for most languages.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry eSpeak Training in Hindi Language
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 30, 2015 last modified Oct 04, 2015 08:43 AM — filed under: , ,
National Association for the Blind, Kullu hosted a 2 day training in the use of eSpeak in Hindi language with NVDA for its special educators, in-service blind, and blind students. The programme was attended by 20 participants who came from all parts of Himachal Pradesh.
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Blog Entry Report on 5 day TOT for Training in Use of Espeak Kannada with NVDA
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 30, 2015 last modified Oct 04, 2015 10:34 AM — filed under: ,
A unique programme was organized in partnership with Mitra Jyothi – Bangalore, Enable India – Bangalore and NFB Karnataka. The aim of the programme was to empower the Computer Teacherrs for the blind in the use of Espeak Kannada and apprise them with Modern Teaching Techniques for the Blind.
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September 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 last modified Nov 25, 2015 01:55 AM — filed under: , , , ,
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August 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 31, 2015 last modified Oct 27, 2015 12:25 AM — filed under: , , , ,
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Blog Entry Open Letter to PM Modi on Intellectual Property Rights issues on His Visit to the United States of America in September, 2015
by Pranesh Prakash and Nehaa Chaudhari published Sep 23, 2015 last modified Sep 25, 2015 06:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is an open letter by CIS to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in light of his impending visit to the USA. This letter asks the Prime Minister to urge the USA to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty; and asks that India not be a party to TPP negotiations, in light of recent reports on a study encouraging India to join the TPP.
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Towards a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on ‘Internet Rights, Accessibility, Regulation & Ethics’
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2012 last modified May 31, 2012 07:14 AM — filed under: , ,
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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Blog Entry Linking Commercial Availability and Exceptions in the Treaty for Visually Impaired/Persons with Disabilities
by Rahul Cherian published Jan 23, 2013 — filed under:
After the landmark WIPO General Assembly meeting in December 2012 that decided to convene a diplomatic conference in June 2013 on the Treaty for Visually Impaired Persons/Persons with Print Disabilities, the Special Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights starting on February 18, 2013 is critical, says Rahul Cherian.
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Blog Entry Making Public Libraries Accessible to People with Disabilities
by Rahul Cherian published Jan 24, 2013 last modified Jan 24, 2013 11:10 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society was one of the 20 disability rights groups that wrote to the Ministry of Culture on January 23, 2013 seeking remedial action on the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in accessing public libraries in India.
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An Overview of Accessibility Work (2008 - 2016)
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 24, 2016 last modified Sep 24, 2016 04:09 PM — filed under:
India has an estimated 70 million disabled persons who are unable to read printed materials due to some form of physical, sensory, cognitive or other disability. The disabled need accessible content, devices and interfaces facilitated via copyright law and accessibility policies. CIS campaigns for change in this area.
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