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Using technology to address issues

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 15, 2016 04:26 AM

Can technology help the visually-disabled, who have no access to books and reading resources in their schools?

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How India’s top firms fare in employing women and persons with disabilities

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 10, 2016 02:27 PM

It is generally believed that the growth of the corporate sector in India has increased employment avenues for historically deprived sections of our society.

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An India Where the Disabled have a Choice

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 06, 2016 05:06 PM

The Roundtable on Digital Access to the Disabled held in Bangalore brought forward many issues related to the topic. Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan, Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society speaks to Dr. Archana Verma about the problems faced by the disabled while using technology. Being herself partially visually impaired, this is an interview from an expert as well as the personal experiences of a person from the disabled group.

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How tech brings self-reliance to students with disabilities

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 29, 2016 07:47 AM

Rakshit Malik, 18, has every reason to be pleased with himself. He just scored 96.4% in his Class 12 exam -the third-highest score in CBSE's disabled category.

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Global Charter: Promoting Global Digital Inclusion through ICT Procurement Policies & Accessibility Standards

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:26 AM

The Centre for Internet & Society was a signatory to this initiative.

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International Day of People with Disability

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 16, 2015 03:54 PM

Nirmita Narasimhan was a panelist at this event organized by Capgemini in Bangalore on November 30, 2015.

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India’s missing disabled population

India’s missing disabled population

by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:31 PM

The highest rates of disability are amongst those who are vision-impaired, and those who have problems to do with movement.

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Konkani voice to guide the blind

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 04, 2015 06:53 AM

Those visually-impaired and well-versed only with the language of Konkani, now need not worry. Neither their blindness nor the language barrier will come between them and the use of mobile phones, computers and other technology.

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When technology is able but the mindset is not

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 19, 2014 01:33 AM

There are enough digital products and services to help people with disabilities. But widespread ignorance stands between them and digital inclusion reports Geetanjali Minhas.

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Communication technology opens 'doors' for everyone, not only people with disabilities

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 04, 2014 04:36 PM

Today, most Americans overlook improvements made since the dawn of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) in 1990.

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Dot Bharat domain to roll out on August 21

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 07:08 AM

Web addresses are set to get multilingual in India. Soon you will be able to type in addresses in a web browser in the Devnagri script – with “dot bharat” standing in for the currently common “dot in” domain to begin with. The roll-out of the same begins on August 21.

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APrIGF Delhi 2014 (Towards an Accessible Internet for People with Disabilities)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 10, 2014 04:47 AM

Sunil Abraham was a speaker at this event organized by International Centre for Free and Open Source Software and ISOC, Australia on August 4, 2014.

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NISH Website to Help the Disabled

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2014 10:05 AM

The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) has launched a website on matters related to disabilities. The website www.accesshub.org was launched by Social Welfare Minister M K Muneer here on Wednesday.

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SpicyIP Tidbit: India ratifies the Marrakesh Treaty for the Visually Impaired

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2014 05:31 AM

In an encouraging step towards promoting accessibility among the differently abled, India became the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, 2013.

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Meeting on National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 06:46 AM

A meeting on National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility is scheduled to be held on 1.7.2014 at 11.30 AM in DeitY. Sunil Abraham will take part in the meeting.

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Enabling Elections: (Coverage in Vijay Karnataka)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 09, 2014 02:37 PM

Vijay Karnataka published about the Enabling Elections report from CIS. Nirmita Narasimhan is quoted.

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Are Elections Fair to People With Special Needs?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 09, 2014 06:37 AM

City-based think tanks have submitted a report to the Election Commission saying elections in India are unfriendly to people with disabilities.

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Constitution of the High Level Advisory Committee (HLAC) on National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 06, 2014 06:46 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society has been invited to serve on the high level committee on electronic accessibility policy constituted by the Government of India.

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Zero Project Conference on Accessibility: Innovative Policies and Practices for Persons with Disabilities

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 06, 2014 08:44 AM

Essl Foundation, the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre convened an international conference at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria on February 27 and 28, 2014. Pranesh Prakash participated in the conference as a speaker. On February 27 he spoke on e-speak and on the following day (February 28) he spoke in a session on Copyright & the Marrakesh Treaty: Opportunities and Challenges.

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National Consultation on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Development Process

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 12, 2014 01:46 PM

On February 12, 2014, CBM India in collaboration with United Nations Solution Exchange (UNSE) for Gender Community organized a 'National Consultation on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Development Processes' at the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional office for South-East Asia in New Delhi. Around 85 delegates attended the consultation

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