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Nirmita Narasimhan wins National Award
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 22, 2010 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:53 AM — filed under:
Nirmita Narasimhan was awarded the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities from the Government of India on 3 December 2010 on the occasion of the World Disability Day. The award was presented by Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India under the Role Model category. The award function took place at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi from 11:00 to12:30 and was telecast live on Doordarshan.
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Accessibility at CIS – Looking back at 2010
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 23, 2010 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:53 AM — filed under:
From its inception, CIS has been working towards reform of copyright law both at the national and international levels and towards formulation of an electronic accessibility policy for India. The year 2010 has been quite eventful for developments in the area of accessibility for persons with disabilities at the national and international levels. In this blog post, Nirmita Narasimhan looks at some of the work done by CIS and other organisations to promote digital accessibility and inclusion for persons with disabilities during the calendar year 2010.
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Blog Entry Accessibility in Telecommunications
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 24, 2011 last modified Nov 08, 2011 08:08 AM — filed under:
CIS seeks to gather information about the accessibility of telecommunications products and services for persons with disabilities and elderly persons in India.
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Blog Entry The Working Draft of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2010: Does it exceed its Mandate in Including Provisions Relating to Other Disability Legislations?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet and Society, Inclusive Planet and the Centre for Law and Policy Research in this legal note analyse how far the January draft of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act touches upon the provisions of the other disability legislations, namely the Mental Health Act and The National Trusts Act and thereby exceeds the mandate given by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to amend only the Persons with Disabilities Act.
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Blog Entry Accessible Mobile Handsets in India: An Overview
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 10, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:29 AM — filed under:
Over a thousand mobile handsets are sold in India today and new models are launched almost every few weeks. However, the number of accessible handsets continues to be disproportionately low. The Centre for Internet and Society conducted a research on the mobile market to gauge how many handsets in India are accessible for persons with disabilities. Handsets were judged on the basis of a few common accessibility features and pricing.
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Note on the Authorities under the Working Draft of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2011 (9th February 2011)
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 11, 2011 last modified Aug 24, 2011 05:42 AM — filed under: ,
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) released a revised draft of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act which is up for comments on the MSJE website. The Centre for Law and Policy Research, Inclusive Planet and the Centre for Internet and Society jointly submitted a note on the section on statutory authorities.
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Blog Entry Policy Spotlight: 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 21, 2011 last modified Nov 08, 2011 10:18 AM — filed under:
The means and modes of communication have changed drastically in today’s age and the earlier bright lines, if they ever did exist have become increasingly blurred. The mainstreaming of social media has brought forth some new questions to the forefront, the issue of accessibility being one of them. Jenifer Simpson, Senior Director for Government Affairs and head of the Telecommunications & Technology Policy Initiative at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), elaborates more on the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act in this interview.
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Blog Entry Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective (Revised Edition 2011)
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 06, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under:
A G3ict White Paper researched and edited by the Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India. Editor: Nirmita Narasimhan, Revised edition: May 2011
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Universal Service — An Instrument for Accessibility
by Prasad Krishna published May 10, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:53 AM — filed under:
Every year, billions of dollars are earmarked for fulfilling universal service obligations across the globe. These funds represent a prime opportunity for governments to initiate telecommunication policies and programmes for persons with disabilities, writes Deepti Bharthur.
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Blog Entry The Business Case for Web Accessibility
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Dec 07, 2011 last modified Dec 07, 2011 09:56 AM — filed under:
NASSCOM Foundation has published a handbook on web accessibility titled "Understanding WebAccessibility — A Guide to create Accessible Work Environments". Nirmita Narasimhan authored a chapter "The Business Case for Web Accessibility".
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