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Bengalureans to receive Helen Keller award

by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:24 PM

Three Bengalureans and two organisations from the city have been selected this year for the Helen Keller awards, given by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) and Mindtree.

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Five from Bengaluru get Helen Keller awards

by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 03:21 PM

Those from the city continue to dominate the 18th Helen Keller Awards 2017 with five Bengaluru-based individuals and organisations being honoured for their work towards empowerment of the differently-abled.

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IDAP Interview Series: Interview with Nirmita Narasimhan

by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified Nov 26, 2017 09:56 AM

IDIA Disability Access Programme did an interview with Nirmita Narasimhan. This interview was conducted by Madhavi Singh and Anusha Reddy. The interview was transcribed by Veda Singh, IDIA intern and student at Jindal Global Law School.

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Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom

by Admin last modified Nov 26, 2017 03:58 AM

The debate over whether the Internet is a better tool for democratic empowerment or authoritarian control misconstrues the nature of the democratic challenges of the digital age.

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How tech is making life easier for differently-abled

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 01:49 AM

Scattered on technology specialist Amit Bagwe's desk beside his laptop are a Sam sung tablet and an iPhone7.

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Nirmita Narasimhan wins the 18th NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award 2017!

by Admin last modified Oct 31, 2017 02:02 AM

Nirmita Narasimhan been selected for the 18th NCPEDP - Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2017. The Award will be given away on Saturday, 2 December 2017 at the India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi.

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Awards for those working on employment opportunities for disabled

by Admin last modified Nov 28, 2017 02:04 AM

MindTree, a global digital transformation and technology services company, on Monday announced the winners of the second edition of the “NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Awards” that honours individuals and organisations doing exemplary work to bring employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

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Constitution of Committee for revision of Guidelines for Indian Government Websites

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:02 PM

The ‘Guidelines for Indian Government Websites’ (GIGW) was formulated by National Informatics Centre to make Indian Government Websites usable, user centric and universally accessible.

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Disabled demand rollback of GST on aids

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2017 02:21 AM

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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Digital Accessibility

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2017 01:44 AM

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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WSIS Forum 2017

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2017 02:00 AM

WSIS Forum 2017 was held 12-16 June in Geneva, and included the participation of more than 85 high-level government and civil society representatives, as well as 500 remote interventions and thousands following the webcast. The forum was chaired by Mr Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Government of Rwanda, and co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, in close collaboration with all UN agencies. Nirmita Narasimhan participated in the forum.

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Workplace Solutions Champions Consultative Workshop

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2017 01:23 AM

A two day workshop was held on January 21 - 22 at Ecumenical Christian Centre in Bangalore. The workshop was organized by Enable India. Nirmita Narasimhan attended the workshop.

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Nirmita Narasimhan appointed to the Communication Policy Research (CPRsouth) Board

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 26, 2016 12:27 AM

Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan has been appointed to the CPR South Board for a term of 3 years.

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Digital accessibility helps diverse users: participants at IIM-B meet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 21, 2016 04:17 PM

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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Best Practices in Digital Accessibility

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 16, 2016 10:35 PM

Nirmita Narasimhan will be part of a discussion on the best practices in digital accessibility to be organized by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) on 19 December 2016 in Bengaluru.

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Most popular smartphone apps inaccessible to disabled: Study

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2016 05:12 AM

Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they're just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of disabled Indians, these apps are not designed for them to use.

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English gottila,job illa

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2016 04:47 AM

Quoted as the ‘golden boy of Karnataka’, after winning two gold medals for India in Special Olympics in 2003 in Dublin, once Aslam Pasha quit his last job as a night watchman a week back.

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A world apart

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 01, 2016 03:24 PM

On the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we look at their legal rights relating to financial matters.

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No country for the disabled

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 01, 2016 02:29 PM

A 26-year-old electrical engineer is forced to hide his disability, for fear of losing his job. His current employer is unaware that he uses an artificial limb.

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Popular apps are inaccessible to millions of disabled: Study

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2016 03:52 PM

According to a study conducted by Centre for Internet and Society last month, many of the most-commonly used mobile apps for food delivery, online payments, grocery shopping and transportation were not accessible to the visually challenged.

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