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What Women Want: The ability debates
by Prasad Krishna published May 06, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:08 PM — filed under:
In this article published in the Hindu, Deepa Alexander argues that the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act (1957) are restrictive and discriminatory.
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When technology is able but the mindset is not
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 19, 2014 — filed under:
There are enough digital products and services to help people with disabilities. But widespread ignorance stands between them and digital inclusion reports Geetanjali Minhas.
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When technology is able but the mindset is not
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 14, 2014 — filed under:
There are enough digital products and services to help people with disabilities. Widespread ignorance stands between them and digital inclusion.
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Blog Entry Where Are There So Few Books For The Print-Impaired?
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 04, 2016 — filed under:
India publishes approximately 90,000 books each year in 24 different languages. We have over 16,000 publishers, and are one of the top nations for English book publishing in the world. Clearly we are a nation which values and fosters a culture of reading and passing on knowledge in different domains ranging from literature, to yoga, language, education, science, fiction and many others.
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Blog Entry Why GST Is A Step Backward For The Disabled
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jul 03, 2017 last modified Jul 03, 2017 02:39 AM — filed under:
Imposing taxes on assistive devices is unfair. The countdown has begun to the implementation of the GST in India. Over the past month, discussions about the GST have dominated the scene with several groups protesting in strong measure about the impact on their business.
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WIPO Director General Pledges Support for India’s Visually Impaired Community
by Radha Rao published Nov 13, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:34 PM — filed under:
An article in the WIPO website on the “Right to Read of persons with print disabilities and copyright challenges” organized by the VIP community in cooperation with the Government of India in New Delhi on November 11, 2009.
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Blog Entry WIPO General Assemblies Approve Road Map on Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Rahul Cherian published Oct 11, 2012 — filed under: ,
In a significant development the 50th session of Assemblies of WIPO member states reached a breakthrough decision on how to complete negotiations on a pact to improve access to copyrighted works for the many visually impaired or print disabled people around the world.
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WIPO Proposals Would Open Cross-Border Access To Materials For Print Disabled
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:56 AM — filed under:
The print disabled feel that the possible UN recommendations being negotiated upon may come up short, reports Kaitlin Mara in this article.
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Blog Entry WIPO to Convene a Diplomatic Conference in Morocco to Finalise TVI
by Rahul Cherian published Dec 24, 2012 — filed under: ,
In a landmark development, on December 18, 2012, the Extraordinary General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation agreed to convene a diplomatic conference, likely to be in Morocco, in June of next year to finalise the Treaty for Visually Impaired Persons/Persons with Print Disabilities.
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Blog Entry WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired — Moving from a Treaty on Paper to a Treaty that is Workable on the Ground
by Rahul Cherian published Sep 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
After many years of hard lobbying by the World Blind Union, it appears that the WIPO Treaty on limitations and exceptions for visually impaired persons/persons with print disabilities (TVI) could become a reality next year. However, due to pressure from the European Union and the United States, and their insistence on several untenable provisions, there is a real risk that the TVI could become unworkable on the ground.
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