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U.S. support sought for treaty to allow blind people access to copyrighted works

U.S. support sought for treaty to allow blind people access to copyrighted works

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 01, 2012 09:44 AM

Advocates of visual disability groups from across the world urged the United States to get off the fence at the global copyright negotiations in Geneva this week and actively back a strong treaty that allows blind people access to copyrighted published works.

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Towards a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on ‘Internet Rights, Accessibility, Regulation & Ethics’

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2012 07:14 AM

This event was organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation, National Internet Exchange of India and Association for Progressive Communications at Mirza Ghalib Hall, SCOPE Complex, New Delhi from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on May 3, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated as a speaker in the session on Access to Internet: Right to Information.

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Nirmita receives NIVH Award

Nirmita receives NIVH Award

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 29, 2011 05:53 AM

Nirmita Narasimhan received the NIVH Excellence Award from Justice AS Anand (retd), former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped in Dehradun on Saturday, 3 December 2011.

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An Interview of Nirmita Narasimhan on ITU Portal

An Interview of Nirmita Narasimhan on ITU Portal

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 28, 2011 06:36 AM

ITU Girls in ICT is now online! ITU interviewed Nirmita and published her profile on their website.

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An online community platform for people with different needs

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 13, 2011 05:29 AM

An online community platform designed for the print-impaired, probably the first such in the country, seeks to make the internet accessible to people with different needs.

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Call for Case Studies on ICT

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:12 AM

CIS invites organisations to participate in a study focusing on best practices in the use of ICTs in education for persons with disabilities.

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WIPO Proposals Would Open Cross-Border Access To Materials For Print Disabled

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:56 AM

The print disabled feel that the possible UN recommendations being negotiated upon may come up short, reports Kaitlin Mara in this article.

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World Wide Web Consortium for All

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:08 PM

Indian web designers have long ignored needs of people with different disabilities but a new dedicated wiki aspires to change that, writes Malvika Tegta

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What Women Want: The ability debates

What Women Want: The ability debates

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:08 PM

In this article published in the Hindu, Deepa Alexander argues that the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act (1957) are restrictive and discriminatory.

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Right to Read event in Brussels

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:19 PM

A 'Right to Read' event is being held at the European Parliament, Brussels on 4 May 2010.

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Disability rights groups oppose changes to Copyright Act

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:26 PM

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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They fight for the visually challenged

They fight for the visually challenged

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:48 PM

Times News Network - A report on the press conference held at the Press Club, Bangalore on 15th April, 2010.

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Amendment to Copyright Act opposed

Amendment to Copyright Act opposed

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:49 PM

A report on the press conference held on 15th April, at the Press Club, Bangalore : The Hindu

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Your Signature Could Help 70 Million Read

Your Signature Could Help 70 Million Read

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:10 PM

A humble signature campaign in the city intends to take on a law that prevents the print-impaired from reading. You too can join in and support the cause.

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Free Copyright Control to Help Blind Students: Xavier's Resource Centre

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:10 PM

This article throws light on the fact that even though technology has made it possible for visually challenged to access print material, there is little awareness among authors and publishers to make it accessible, and hence, only an amendment in copyright laws can bring about this awareness.

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The print-impaired millions and their right to read

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:10 PM

Books, books everywhere, but not a word to read. This is the scenario for the approximately 70 million print-impaired in India, a sizeable population that includes the visually-impaired young people as well the elderly — whose vision depletes with advancing age.

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Can’t read, so use new tech to let books speak

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:43 PM

An article in the Times of India about the Right to Read campaign organised by the Centre for Internet & Society at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi as the world book fair kicked off.

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Bridging the Divide

by Prasad last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:56 PM

Video clipping of the National Conference on ICT's for the differently abled held in Loyola College, Chennai from 1 December to 3 December, 2009.

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Books shut by law blinkers

Books shut by law blinkers

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:20 PM

An article in The Telegraph (Kolkata) by Chandrima S Bhattacharya - 6th December, 2009

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Lawyers get socially involved: The Right to Read

Lawyers get socially involved: The Right to Read

by Radha Rao last modified Dec 03, 2009 09:49 AM

Thursday, 03 December 2009 by Tanuj Kalia (www.legallyindia.com)

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