Centre for Internet & Society

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.

The article was published in the New Indian Express on June 26, 2014.

Jointly created by NISH and a team from the School of Information, Michigan University, the website is intended to be a one-stop shop for information that could prove important to people with disabilities, NISH executive director Samuel N Mathew said.

www.accesshub.org can be easily navigated and contains the latest information in this area, services that are on offer worldwide and policy information of various states. The website has been created with a software that enables visually handicapped people also to use it.

Work on the website had started in November 2013 under Dr Anne Varghese of NISH.

Three postgraduate students of the Michigan University provided ample help to the project.

The website will be useful to service providers in this sector as well as government and non-governmental organisations, NISH officials said.

The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, and Inclusive Planet, Chennai, are the organisations that have associated with the website project.

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