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Accessibility
Groundbreaking disability rights activist Javed Abidi dies at 53
March 06, 2018

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) expresses profound regret at the demise of Mr. Javed Abidi, a groundbreaking disability rights activist.

Comments on Guidelines for Indian Government Websites November 26, 2017
Comments on Mobile Accessibility Guidelines January 03, 2018
Why GST Is A Step Backward For The Disabled July 03, 2017
GST - A Barrier to Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities June 24, 2017
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Openness
Gurshabad Grover nominated to join advisory group on open source software for ISO/IEC JTC 1
November 02, 2019

Gurshabad Grover has been nominated through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to be a member of the Advisory Group AG) on Open Source Software for ISO/IEC JTC 1.

React India 2019 October 14, 2019
DevFest'19 October 14, 2019
FOSSCON India 2019 September 25, 2019
India’s top science institution is trying hard to fix its “manel” problem August 19, 2019
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Access to Knowledge (A2K)
Project Tiger 2.0
November 24, 2019

If you think that Indian languages are as important as international languages, like English, then, you are on the same page with this article. If not, then, let me explain, why it is a significant and much bigger issue than you think.

Project Tiger 2.0 November 24, 2019
Project Tiger 2.0 November 24, 2019
Project Tiger 2.0 November 22, 2019
Analysis on the strategies of Mozilla and Wiki communities on gender gap aspects October 03, 2019
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Internet Governance
A Deep Dive into Content Takedown Timeframes
December 03, 2019

Since the 1990s, internet usage has seen a massive growth, facilitated in part, by growing importance of intermediaries, that act as gateways to the internet. Intermediaries such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), web-hosting providers, social-media platforms and search engines provide key services which propel social, economic and political development. However, these developments are also offset by instances of users engaging with the platforms in an unlawful manner. The scale and openness of the internet makes regulating such behaviour challenging, and in turn pose several interrelated policy questions.

Project on Gender, Health Communications and Online Activism with City University November 28, 2019
Cybersecurity Visuals Media Handbook: Launch Event November 28, 2019
Blockchain: A primer for India November 18, 2019
Draft Security Standards for The Financial Technology Sector in India November 15, 2019
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Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in India
December 05, 2019

We believe that voice interfaces have the potential to democratise the use of internet by addressing barriers such as accessibility concerns, lack of abilities of reading and writing on digital text interfaces, and lack of options for people to interact with digital devices in their own languages. Through the Making Voice Heard Project supported by Mozilla Corporation, we will be examining the current landscape of voice interfaces in India.

Domestic Work in the ‘Gig Economy’ November 14, 2019
State of the Internet's Languages 2020: Announcing selected contributions! November 01, 2019
Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages 2019 - From Conversations to Actions October 21, 2019
Big Data and Reproductive Health in India: A Case Study of the Mother and Child Tracking System October 17, 2019
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