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Blog Entry Institute on Internet & Society: Event Report
by Srividya Vaidyanathan published Jul 30, 2013 last modified Oct 15, 2013 06:48 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Institute on Internet and Society organized by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) with grant supported by the Ford Foundation took place from June 8 to 14, 2013 at the Golden Palms Resort in Bangalore.
Located in Telecom / Knowledge Repository on Internet Access
Blog Entry Banking and Accessibility in India: A Report by CIS
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 12, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2013 04:00 AM — filed under: , ,
The report gives an analysis of banking accessibility for persons with disabilities in India. Besides a detailed look at the legal provisions and guidelines on banking and technology, the report also provides a view on different disabilities in relation to banking and accessibility in India and contains case studies and guidelines from countries such as New Zealand, Australia, the United States of America, Canada and the Netherlands. The report sums up the analysis with suggestions and recommendations to improve banking accessibility for persons with disabilities in India.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Infrastructure as Digital Politics: Media Practices and the Assam NRC Citizen Identification Project (Draft Paper)
by Khetrimayum Monish Singh published May 15, 2018 last modified May 15, 2018 03:35 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam focuses on updating the list of Indian citizens in the state. A highly sensitive, controversial and massive exercise, the government has had several strategies to manage this project. One of the ways has been in which the government has engaged with and positioned itself, vis-a-vis the media, specifically through Facebook and Twitter, and on its own official website. This paper by Khetrimayum Monish Singh and Nazifa Ahmed is a discourse analysis of media content and user opinions on Facebook, and media responses on the NRC official website. These reflect bureaucratic practices of efficiency, transparency, trust and anxiety management; user feedback, confusion, political concerns and opinions help in accounting for and navigating through the system, and contribute to building up the NRC as an information infrastructure. We focus on how these two processes through media practices co-produce 'the sociotechnical building and maintenance' (Star and Bowker, 1999; Star and Ruhleder, 1996) of the NRC as an information infrastructure.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Not a Goodbye; More a ‘Come Again’: Thoughts on being Research Director at a moment of transition
by Nishant Shah published Jun 15, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
As I slowly make the news of my transition from being the Research Director at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, to taking up a professorship at the Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, there is a question that I am often asked: “Are you going to start a new research centre?” And the answer, for the most part, is “No.”
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet
by Rishabh Dara published Apr 27, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society in partnership with Google India conducted the Google Policy Fellowship 2011. This was offered for the first time in Asia Pacific as well as in India. Rishabh Dara was selected as a Fellow and researched upon issues relating to freedom of expression. The results of the paper demonstrate that the ‘Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011’ notified by the Government of India on April 11, 2011 have a chilling effect on free expression.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Digital Design: Human Behavior vs. Technology - Vita Beans
by Denisse Albornoz published Mar 04, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:29 PM — filed under: , , , ,
What comes first? Understanding human behavior and communication patterns to design digital technologies? Or should our technologies have the innate capacity to adapt to the profiles of all its potential users? This post will look at accessibility challenges for digital immigrants and the importance of behavioral science for the design of digital technologies. We interview Amruth Bagali Ravindranath from Vita Beans.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked URLs by Department of Telecommunications (IIPM Edition)
by Snehashish Ghosh published Feb 16, 2013 last modified Feb 17, 2013 07:35 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in its order dated February 14, 2013 has issued directions to the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block seventy eight URLs. The block order has been issued as a result of a court order. Snehashish Ghosh does a preliminary analysis of the list of websites blocked as per the DoT order.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities (Russian Version)
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 04, 2011 last modified Apr 26, 2012 10:04 AM — filed under: , , ,
The e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities is based upon the online ITU-G3ict e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities (www.e-accessibilitytoolkit.org) which was released in February 2010. This is the Russian translation of the same.
Located in Accessibility
Blog Entry Internet Researchers' Conference 2022 (IRC22): #Home, May 25-27
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published May 24, 2022 last modified May 24, 2022 02:38 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
We are excited to announce that the fifth edition of the Internet Researchers' Conference will be held online on May 25-27, 2022.This annual conference series was initiated by the [email protected] ([email protected]) programme at CIS in 2016 to gather researchers and practitioners engaging with the internet in/from India to congregate, share insights and tensions, and chart the ways forward. This year, the conference brings together a set of reflections and conversations on how we imagine and experience the home —as a space of refuge and comfort, but also as one of violence, care, labour and movement-building.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Right to Read Campaign, Chennai
by Radha Rao published Sep 29, 2009 last modified Feb 04, 2013 06:19 AM — filed under: ,
A report on the first road show of the nationwide Right to Read Campaign which was launched at Loyola college, Chennai, on 26th September, 2009.
Located in Accessibility / Blog