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Copyright Challenges for Print Impaired Persons in India
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 04, 2009 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:51 AM — filed under:
Print impaired persons in India face several hurdles in accessing reading materials- the biggest one being the Indian Copyright Act 1957
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A Report on National Conference on ICTs for Differently Abled / Under privileged Communities in Education, Employment & Entreprenuership 2009
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 04, 2009 last modified Aug 26, 2011 07:41 AM — filed under:
This is a report about the National Conference on ICTs for the differently abled / under privileged communities in education, employment and entreprenuership which was held at Loyola College in Chennai from 1 to 3 December 2009.
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Blog Entry Right to Read in the European Parliament: A Report
by Prasad Krishna published May 13, 2010 last modified Oct 20, 2011 01:44 PM — filed under:
The European Blind Union and the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue supported an event sponsored by seven MEPs in the European Parliament to discuss the way forward for EU to support the Treaty for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Other Reading Disabled which has been proposed at the World Intellectual Property Organisation by Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Paraguay.
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Right to Read: Campaign Updates
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 30, 2010 last modified Aug 20, 2011 02:06 PM — filed under:
A nationwide campaign on Right to Read was co-organised by CIS along with the Daisy Forum of India and Inclusive planet to highlight the lack of content in accessible formats and accelerate change in the provisions of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, which presently does not permit the conversion of books in accessible formats for the benefits the blind, visually impaired and other reading disabled persons. The campaign is affiliated with the global R2R campaign started by the World Blind Union in April 2008.
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NMEICT Funds Book Conversion Project for the Print Disabled
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 22, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 04:52 AM — filed under: ,
IIT, Kharagpur, Daisy Forum of India, Inclusive Planet and the Centre for Internet and Society have joined hands to undertake a project for the print disabled. The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) is funding this project.
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Blog Entry Access to Knowledge: Barriers and Solutions for Persons with Disabilities in India
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 09, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under:
Consumers International, Kuala Lumpur and Consumers Association of India in association with Madras Library Association organised a seminar on Access to Knowledge on 31st July, 2010 at the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Auditorium in Guindy, Chennai. The Principal Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu Department of Information Technology was the chief guest. Former Central Vigilance Commissioner N. Vittal gave the keynote address. Prof Subbiah Arunachalam, Nirmita Narasimhan and Pranesh Prakash participated in the seminar. Nirmita and Pranesh made presentations on access to knowledge.
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Blog Entry Enabling Access to Education through ICT - A Conference in Delhi
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2010 last modified Feb 04, 2013 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore in cooperation with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT (G3ICT), a flagship advocacy organization of the UN Global Alliance on ICT and Development (UN-GAID), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, Digital Empowerment Foundation, Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment and the Deafway Foundation is organizing an international conference "Enabling Access to Education through ICT" in New Delhi from 27 to 29 October 2010. The event is sponsored by Hans Foundation.
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Blog Entry e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 23, 2010 last modified Jul 30, 2013 08:29 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is proud to announce the launch of its first publication, the “e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities" in collaboration with the G3ict (Global Initiative for Inclusive Information Communication Technologies) and ITU (International Telecommunications Union), and sponsored by the Hans Foundation. The handbook is compiled and edited by Nirmita Narasimhan. Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union has written the preface, Dr. Sami Al-Basheer, Director, ITU-D has written the introduction and Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict has written the foreword.
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Blog Entry Enabling Access to Education through ICT - Conference Report
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 16, 2010 last modified Jan 28, 2013 10:14 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore in cooperation G3ict, UNESCO, ITU, WIPO, The Deafway Foundation, DEF and SPACE with the gracious support of The Hans Foundation and the Department of Information Technology, MICT, New Delhi organized an international conference "Enabling Access to Education through ICT" in New Delhi from 27 to 29 October 2010. The event was sponsored by Hans Foundation.
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G3ict-GW Global Policy Forum: "ICT Accessibility: A New Frontier for Disability Rights"
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 22, 2010 last modified Aug 26, 2011 09:58 AM — filed under:
The Institute for Global and International Studies, Elliott School of Intenational Affairs at George Washington University, in cooperation with G3ict hosted this conference in Citiy View Room, Washington, D.C on 15 and 16 November 2010. Nirmita Narasimhan participated in this conference and spoke in the panel on Successful Treaty Implementation: Key Factors of Success and Obstacles.
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