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Web Accessibility as a Government Mandate?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 26, 2010 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:46 AM — filed under:
Is Web accessibility just a Government Mandate? Should private sites be ignored? Wesolowski examines this in light of the steps taken by ictQATAR to make its website accessible to W3C standards, and hopes that Qatar and eventually all other Arab nations will follow suit and make Web accessibility much more of a mandate.
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Blog Entry Copyright Law as a tool for Inclusion
by Rahul Cherian published Mar 30, 2010 last modified Feb 20, 2013 11:04 AM — filed under:
Can Copyright Law be used as a tool for Inclusion? Rahul Cherian examines this in his blog on copyright.
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e-Accessibility: A Wiki Project
by Rebecca Schild published Apr 04, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 04:51 AM — filed under: ,
Envisaged and funded by the National Internet Exchange of India, and executed by the Centre for Internet and Society, a Wiki site pertaining to issues of disability and e-accessibility has recently been launched.
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Meeting on National Policy for e-Access for All
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Oct 31, 2008 last modified Aug 26, 2011 05:13 AM — filed under: , ,
The world over, there is a move towards making the internet more accessible for persons with visual and print disabilities and for elderly persons. Many countries like the USA and UK have adopted legislation to make adherence to web accessibility standards mandatory. In India we are still relatively unaware of the importance of web accessibility. On Nov 7, 2008 at 11:00 am, the Centre for Internet and Society will host a meeting at the CIS office to discuss strategies and a plan of action to launch a campaign for making web content accessibility standards mandatory in India.
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First Meeting on a National Policy for Web Accessibility
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 07, 2008 last modified Aug 25, 2011 08:38 AM — filed under: , ,
The first meeting to discuss having a national policy for web accessibility to ensure universal and inclusive participation was held at the Centre for Internet and Society's office on 7 November 2008. It was aimed at formulating an action plan to work with the government and other private and public bodies to ensure conformity to accessibility standards for web sites.
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Accessibility Test Results: Government and Other Popular Websites
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 27, 2008 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:50 AM — filed under:
The CIS conducted some automated accessibility tests on a few Government web sites, including that of the National Informatics Centre, and on the web sites of some banks, medical and educational institutions. This is a report of the results.
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Report on the Internet Governance Forum
by Sanchia de Souza published Dec 11, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 04:51 AM — filed under: ,
CIS attended the UN Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, December 3-7, 2008.
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Follow-up Letter in Support of WIPO Treaty for Reading Disabled
by Sanchia de Souza published Jun 12, 2009 last modified Aug 25, 2011 08:43 AM — filed under:
CIS has sent another letter to the Department of Higher Education, Ministry for Human Resource Development, petitioning it to support the WIPO Treaty for the reading disabled.
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Blog Entry Report on Second National Workshop on Web Accessibility, 5-7 June 2009
by Sanchia de Souza published Jun 14, 2009 last modified Feb 04, 2013 05:52 AM — filed under: ,
Nirmita Narsimhan reports on the second National Workshop on Web Accessibility for web developers, hosted by CIS in Bangalore from 5 to 7 June 2009, and attended by 15 participants.
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Response to the Call from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry for Review of the Copyright Act
by Sanchia de Souza published Jul 30, 2009 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:51 AM — filed under: ,
This blog entry contains a letter sent by Rahul Cherian of Indojuris and Nirmita Narsimhan of the Centre for Internet and Society in response to a call from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry for review of the Copyright Act.
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