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by Radha Rao last modified Nov 27, 2009 08:00 AM — filed under:
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Digital Accessibility
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 17, 2017 last modified Jul 09, 2017 01:44 AM — filed under:
On June 17, 2017, Rakesh Paladugula, a web accessibility trainer and Nirmita Narasimhan made a presentation to scientists of the National Informatics Centre in their office in Bengaluru.
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Digital accessibility helps diverse users: participants at IIM-B meet
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 21, 2016 — filed under:
There is a need for diverse groups in the country to work on ensuring inclusion, which in turn will ensure the success of digital accessibility policies and programmes.
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Blog Entry Digital accessibility in the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act 2016
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 23, 2017 — filed under:
This post summarizes the provisions for digital accessibility in the new Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016
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Blog Entry Disability Exceptions in Copyright Legislations
by Rishika published Jan 12, 2015 — filed under: , ,
In the year 2006, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) conducted a study on different national approaches to copyright exception for persons with disabilities. Over 60 countries have an exception in their Copyright laws permitting conversion of works into accessible formats for the benefit of persons who cannot read print. The scope of the exception varies, in terms of the beneficiaries covered, formats permitted, restrictions on who can convert, etc.
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Disability groups in India welcome progress on treaty for blind persons
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 21, 2012 last modified Dec 31, 2012 01:40 AM — filed under: ,
Four years of struggle for a global treaty for the benefit of blind persons is finally bearing fruit. Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organisation have agreed to conclude a treaty for visually-impaired and print disabled persons by June 2013.
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Disability rights groups oppose changes to Copyright Act
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 26, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:26 PM — filed under:
Disability rights groups are up in arms against a Bill proposing an amendment to the Copyright Act, 1952, reports Aarti Dhar in an article published in the Hindu on April 23, 2010.
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Disabled demand rollback of GST on aids
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2017 — filed under:
It has been eight years since Mansoor Ahmed changed his caliper. The one he owns was bought for Rs 20,000. Now, they cost more than double. “It is a challenge to buy a caliper when the cost of living has gone up so much. I know really poor people who haven't changed calipers in 15-20 years. After a point, it could cause the disability to worsen,“ says Ahmed, a senior manager with a Bengaluru-based non-profit.
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Disabled kid? sorry, no admission!
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2016 — filed under:
Mita Sarkar, a mother of a six-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy (CP) had to approach around ten private schools for her daughter's admission. She heard the same response from every school she approached: “Education is for all and we accept all children, but we are not equipped to school your child”.
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