Centre for Internet & Society

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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An “Advocacy” Saga and the Inspiring Legacy of Rahul Cherian

An “Advocacy” Saga and the Inspiring Legacy of Rahul Cherian

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2013 04:51 AM

For those interested in policy advocacy, the NUJS Law Review has an elaborate paper outlining the tireless advocacy efforts (spanning more than 10 full years) of a bunch of dedicated campaigners who strove valiantly to foster access for the disabled.

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National Conference on: Harnessing technology for the empowerment for the persons with visual impairments

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2014 10:38 AM

Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan participates as a speaker at this event. The event is organized by NIVH.

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eAccessibility Workshop 2013

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 26, 2013 10:47 AM

Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), in association with Mahaonline Limited (MoL) and NIXI has organized a workshop on eAccessibility on November 19-20, 2013 at Mumbai and Pune. The Centre for Internet and Society is one of the trainer organisations for the event.

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Global Consultation Report on ICTs and Disability Launched at the UN High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2014 10:30 AM

A new report released on Monday, 23 September 2013 demonstrates how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), have become a positive force of transformation and a crucial element of any personal development, empowerment and institutional framework for inclusive development.

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An Interview of Vera Franz

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 09:49 AM

This interview was conducted at the Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities on June 26, 2013.

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A Treat for the Blind

A Treat for the Blind

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 11, 2013 06:02 AM

The WIPO treaty will provide copyright exceptions on books making them available to blind people in formats they can use.

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A lifetime of five years on the internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2013 09:04 AM

Centre for Internet and Society observes its fifth anniversary on Sunday.

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CIS anniversary

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 06, 2013 07:28 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society will celebrate five years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its works and accomplishments.

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Review of Guidelines for Indian Government Websites-meeting notice

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 28, 2013 03:39 AM

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension has called for a meeting for review of guidelines for Indian Government websites. The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

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Indian Users’ Perspective On WIPO Negotiations On Treaty For Visually Impaired

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 18, 2013 09:07 AM

South-East Asia is host to one-third of the world’s 39 million blind people. Over 20 million live in India alone. This week’s special session of the World Intellectual Property Organization aims to clean up the text of an international treaty to facilitate access to books for the blind and visually impaired community. It is thus of prime importance for India, and some there worry that issues such as commercial availability could undermine the treaty’s effectiveness.

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Rahul Cherian passes away

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 10, 2013 04:27 AM

Rahul Cherian, an expert and policy activist in disability law, intellectual property (IP) law and technology law passed away on Thursday. He was 39.

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Rahul Cherian, founder of NGO Inclusive Planet, passes away

Rahul Cherian, founder of NGO Inclusive Planet, passes away

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 09, 2013 06:57 AM

Rahul Cherian, who worked extensively on disability law and rights in India, and other issues like intellectual property (IP) law and technology law passed away on Thursday while on on a family holiday in Goa according to this report in the Hindu.

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Inclusive Planet co-founder, Disability Law activist, and Cancer Survivor, Rahul Cherian passes away

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 11, 2013 09:23 AM

Rahul Cherian, the co-founder of Inclusive Planet and an expert on Intellectual Property and disability law, passed away on February 7, 2013 in Goa due to sudden illness.

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 RIP: Rahul Cherian, human rights activist, Inclusive Planet co-founder

RIP: Rahul Cherian, human rights activist, Inclusive Planet co-founder

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 09, 2013 07:13 AM

RIPRahul Cherian, an expert and policy activist in disability law, intellectual property (IP) law and technology law passed away today at the age of 39, while on a family holiday in Goa.

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Disability groups in India welcome progress on treaty for blind persons

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2012 01:40 AM

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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ITU – NTA Workshop on Making ICT and mobile phones accessible for persons with disabilities in Nepal

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 07, 2012 12:19 PM

The International Telecommunication Union is organizing this event on November 9, 2012 in Nepal. Nirmita Narasimhan is participating as a speaker in the session "Introduction: ICT and telecom accessibility, good practices in policy and industry initiatives".

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'Sops can boost jobs for disabled persons'

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 12, 2012 03:51 AM

A recent report commissioned by the government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for greater incentives to the private sector to boost employment for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Incentives such as grants can be used by the employer to make the workplace more accessible and for providing assistive technologies such as voice software or training.

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US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books

US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 02, 2012 01:56 PM

Copyright fears stall talks on books being translated into braille for blind and visually impaired people in the global south.

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