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Blog Entry Report on Second National Workshop on Web Accessibility, 5-7 June 2009
by Sanchia de Souza published Jun 14, 2009 last modified Feb 04, 2013 05:52 AM — filed under: ,
Nirmita Narsimhan reports on the second National Workshop on Web Accessibility for web developers, hosted by CIS in Bangalore from 5 to 7 June 2009, and attended by 15 participants.
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Response to the Call from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry for Review of the Copyright Act
by Sanchia de Souza published Jul 30, 2009 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:51 AM — filed under: ,
This blog entry contains a letter sent by Rahul Cherian of Indojuris and Nirmita Narsimhan of the Centre for Internet and Society in response to a call from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry for review of the Copyright Act.
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Copyright Challenges for Print Impaired Persons in India
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 04, 2009 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:51 AM — filed under:
Print impaired persons in India face several hurdles in accessing reading materials- the biggest one being the Indian Copyright Act 1957
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A Report on National Conference on ICTs for Differently Abled / Under privileged Communities in Education, Employment & Entreprenuership 2009
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 04, 2009 last modified Aug 26, 2011 07:41 AM — filed under:
This is a report about the National Conference on ICTs for the differently abled / under privileged communities in education, employment and entreprenuership which was held at Loyola College in Chennai from 1 to 3 December 2009.
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Blog Entry Right to Read in the European Parliament: A Report
by Prasad Krishna published May 13, 2010 last modified Oct 20, 2011 01:44 PM — filed under:
The European Blind Union and the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue supported an event sponsored by seven MEPs in the European Parliament to discuss the way forward for EU to support the Treaty for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Other Reading Disabled which has been proposed at the World Intellectual Property Organisation by Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Paraguay.
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Right to Read: Campaign Updates
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 30, 2010 last modified Aug 20, 2011 02:06 PM — filed under:
A nationwide campaign on Right to Read was co-organised by CIS along with the Daisy Forum of India and Inclusive planet to highlight the lack of content in accessible formats and accelerate change in the provisions of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, which presently does not permit the conversion of books in accessible formats for the benefits the blind, visually impaired and other reading disabled persons. The campaign is affiliated with the global R2R campaign started by the World Blind Union in April 2008.
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NMEICT Funds Book Conversion Project for the Print Disabled
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 22, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 04:52 AM — filed under: ,
IIT, Kharagpur, Daisy Forum of India, Inclusive Planet and the Centre for Internet and Society have joined hands to undertake a project for the print disabled. The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) is funding this project.
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Blog Entry Access to Knowledge: Barriers and Solutions for Persons with Disabilities in India
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 09, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under:
Consumers International, Kuala Lumpur and Consumers Association of India in association with Madras Library Association organised a seminar on Access to Knowledge on 31st July, 2010 at the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Auditorium in Guindy, Chennai. The Principal Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu Department of Information Technology was the chief guest. Former Central Vigilance Commissioner N. Vittal gave the keynote address. Prof Subbiah Arunachalam, Nirmita Narasimhan and Pranesh Prakash participated in the seminar. Nirmita and Pranesh made presentations on access to knowledge.
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Blog Entry Enabling Access to Education through ICT - A Conference in Delhi
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2010 last modified Feb 04, 2013 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore in cooperation with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT (G3ICT), a flagship advocacy organization of the UN Global Alliance on ICT and Development (UN-GAID), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, Digital Empowerment Foundation, Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment and the Deafway Foundation is organizing an international conference "Enabling Access to Education through ICT" in New Delhi from 27 to 29 October 2010. The event is sponsored by Hans Foundation.
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Blog Entry e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 23, 2010 last modified Jul 30, 2013 08:29 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is proud to announce the launch of its first publication, the “e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities" in collaboration with the G3ict (Global Initiative for Inclusive Information Communication Technologies) and ITU (International Telecommunications Union), and sponsored by the Hans Foundation. The handbook is compiled and edited by Nirmita Narasimhan. Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union has written the preface, Dr. Sami Al-Basheer, Director, ITU-D has written the introduction and Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict has written the foreword.
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