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Blog Entry Where Are There So Few Books For The Print-Impaired?
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 04, 2016 — filed under:
India publishes approximately 90,000 books each year in 24 different languages. We have over 16,000 publishers, and are one of the top nations for English book publishing in the world. Clearly we are a nation which values and fosters a culture of reading and passing on knowledge in different domains ranging from literature, to yoga, language, education, science, fiction and many others.
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Tech for the blind: How app developers can help end the ‘disturbing touchscreen trend’
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 10, 2016 — filed under:
At their introduction, touchscreens was so refreshing and how we had rushed to get those touch devices. Meanwhile, there was a separate world that came crashing down with the advent of touch enabled phones. Just like me, I’m sure not many may have thought how touchscreens almost ended the messaging ability of visually impaired. Now, with services moving from phone calls to online (services and apps), it’s getting more difficult.
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Blog Entry Mobile Apps Are Excluding Millions Of Indians Who Want To Use Them
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 24, 2016 — filed under:
If someone were to ask you how many apps you use in a day, you might need to stop and count. You use apps to book cabs, to order groceries, make payments online, buy diapers, connect with friends... the list goes on. In fact apps, are becoming so intrinsic to daily life that without one handy you may have to think twice about how to complete a transaction.
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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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India has a long road ahead in becoming a disabled-friendly country
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 31, 2016 — filed under:
India is home to 2.7 crore people living with one or the other kind of disability. According to the 2011 Census, 2.21 percent of India’s population is disabled. Unlike the developed world, India’s disabled are made further socially vulnerable by lack of quality education, lack of women’s safety, and attitudinal barriers as they continue to grapple with the challenges of access, acceptance, and inclusion.
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Blog Entry We Tested 18 Government Apps, and Most are not Fully Accessible to the Disabled
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 31, 2016 last modified Sep 03, 2016 03:32 AM — filed under:
When you wake up in the morning, the odds are one of the first things you look at is your phone. You might check WhatsApp, review the news, look at the day’s schedule, and book a taxi to work.
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Universal Design & Accessibility Conclave
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2016 — filed under:
Nirmita Narasimhan is a speaker at this conclave organized by IIMA in collaboration with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
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Bridging the Digital Divide
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2016 — filed under:
Nirmita Narasimhan will be a panelist at an annual event called "All Hands Meet" organized by Wipro on August 25, 2016 in Bangalore.
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Nirmita Narasimhan gets NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 17, 2016 last modified Aug 18, 2016 01:26 PM — filed under: ,
The NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards were given away in the capital on August 14, 2016. Nirmita got the award in the "Persons with Disabilities" category.
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Using technology to address issues
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 15, 2016 — filed under:
Can technology help the visually-disabled, who have no access to books and reading resources in their schools?
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