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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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Accessibility
by kaeru published Jul 21, 2011 last modified Jun 04, 2016 12:32 PM — filed under:
India has an estimated 70 million disabled persons who are unable to read printed materials due to some form of physical, sensory, cognitive or other disability. The disabled need accessible content, devices and interfaces facilitated via copyright law and accessibility policies. We have organised Right to Read campaigns in the four metro cities of Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai, made a submission to amend the Indian Copyright to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, researched on accessible mobile handsets in India, analysed the Working Draft of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, and published a policy handbook on e-accessibility and a book on universal service for persons with disabilities.
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 Accessibility in the New Telecom Policy 2011
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 24, 2011 last modified Jan 02, 2012 05:12 AM — filed under: ,
Responding to the call for comments on NTP 2011, 27 organisations sent a joint letter requesting that accessibility for persons with disabilities be included specifically within the goals and objectives of the policy. The submission is available here. It deals exclusively with the issue of accessibility in telecommunications for persons with disabilities, which has been left out of NTP 2011. We outline below in some detail the rationale for including accessibility in the NTP.
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Blog Entry Accessibility of Banks and Financial Services Institutions: A Global Survey
by Nilofar Ansher published Oct 20, 2013 last modified Oct 29, 2013 06:51 AM — filed under:
The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict), a non-profit initiative advocating digital inclusion for persons with disabilities, has launched a global survey called ‘Banking and Financial Services Accessibility Initiative’. The project aims to be a repository of information on the measures that banks, insurance companies and allied financial services firms are undertaking in order to make their offerings more accessible and user-friendly for persons with disabilities and senior citizens.
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File Accessibility of Government Websites in India
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 25, 2012 last modified Sep 25, 2012 05:54 AM — filed under:
This report summarises the key findings of a test conducted to measure the accessibility of 7800 websites of the Government of India and its affiliated agencies against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which is the universally accepted standard for web accessibility.
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Blog Entry Accessibility of Government Websites in India — Test Results
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jul 13, 2012 last modified Aug 02, 2012 12:56 PM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet & Society conducted a survey of the accessibility of the government websites in India. A total of 7800 websites listed on the Government of India directory were researched upon.
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Blog Entry Accessibility of Government Websites in India: A Report
by Nirmita Narasimhan, Mukesh Sharma and Dinesh Kaushal published Sep 26, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society is pleased to announce the publication of a report on the accessibility of government websites in India. The report is published in cooperation with the Hans Foundation. Nirmita Narasimhan, Mukesh Sharma and Dinesh Kaushal are the authors.
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Blog Entry Accessibility of Political Parties Websites in India
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Mar 24, 2014 — filed under:
Given the impending elections in India across April and May 2014, a test was conducted to determine the accessibility of websites of the Election Commission of India, the Parliament and some key political parties in India. This report summarises the results of the test.
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