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January 2018 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2018 01:35 AM — filed under: , , , ,
January 2018 Newsletter
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Blog Entry The Legal Framework for Enforcement of Rights of Persons with Disabilities
by CLPR published Oct 14, 2014 last modified Nov 06, 2014 03:56 PM — filed under:
In order to get a complete understanding of the legal framework governing the rights of persons with disabilities, we need to understand the several legislations that cover the field. The Constitution of India is the founding legal document guaranteeing fundamental rights to all persons which includes persons with disabilities. The main legislation on disability rights is the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 ("PWD Act") which this chapter will be providing a detailed overview of.
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Blog Entry Comments and Feedback on the Draft Twelfth Five Year Plan with respect to Persons with Disabilities
by Rahul Cherian published Dec 28, 2012 — filed under:
The Centre for Internet & Society was one of the ten organizations representing people with disabilities that sent comments and feedback on the draft twelfth five year plan.
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International Day of People with Disability
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2015 last modified Dec 16, 2015 03:54 PM — filed under:
Nirmita Narasimhan was a panelist at this event organized by Capgemini in Bangalore on November 30, 2015.
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Global Charter: Promoting Global Digital Inclusion through ICT Procurement Policies & Accessibility Standards
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 19, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:26 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet & Society was a signatory to this initiative.
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Blog Entry National Compendium of Laws, Policies, Programmes for Persons with Disabilities
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 03, 2016 last modified Feb 05, 2016 02:16 AM — filed under: ,
This compendium was compiled by the Centre for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. Prasanna Kumar Pincha, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, has written the Foreword.
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December 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below.
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File Accessibility of Government Websites in India
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 25, 2012 last modified Sep 25, 2012 05:54 AM — filed under:
This report summarises the key findings of a test conducted to measure the accessibility of 7800 websites of the Government of India and its affiliated agencies against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which is the universally accepted standard for web accessibility.
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Blog Entry Breaking News on Electronic Accessibility
by Rahul Cherian published Sep 28, 2012 — filed under:
The Parliamentary Standing Committee constituted to study the Electronic Delivery of Services Bill has in its report explicitly recognized the concept of electronic accessibility and reasonable accommodation. This is the first time in the country that these two concepts have been reflected at the level of a Parliamentary Standing Committee in relation to a non-disability specific law.
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Blog Entry Creating a National Resource Kit for Persons with Disabilities: An Introduction
by Anandhi Viswanathan published Sep 28, 2012 last modified Mar 18, 2013 05:58 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet & Society is engaged in a two-and-a-half year project starting from August 2012 to create a national resource kit of state-wise laws, policies and programmes on issues relating to persons with disabilities in India. This project is supported by the Hans Foundation. The Resource Kit will be brought out in both English and Hindi and disseminated to policy makers from panchayat to ministry levels throughout India.
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