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How tech brings self-reliance to students with disabilities
by Prasad Krishna published May 29, 2016 — filed under:
Rakshit Malik, 18, has every reason to be pleased with himself. He just scored 96.4% in his Class 12 exam -the third-highest score in CBSE's disabled category.
Located in Accessibility / News & Media
Blog Entry Accessible ICT Procurement
by Pranesh Prakash published May 09, 2016 — filed under:
Today in India there is an excellent opportunity to address the needs of persons with disabilities through accessible ICT procurement. There is a growing body of evidence globally to demonstrate that governments are successfully using accessible procurement as a means of ensuring the human rights of persons with disabilities,. They are amongst the largest purchasers of IT in any country and by requiring accessible products and services, ensure that all citizens with disabilities and government employees who are disabled are able to access and use public infrastructure and communication. CIS along with 20 other organisations petition the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Information Technology to bring in accessibility considerations within the draft Procurement Bill.
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April 2016 Newsletter
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 30, 2016 last modified May 10, 2016 06:26 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Welcome to the CIS newsletter for April 2016. The key issues we worked on this month included the Aadhaar Act 2016, Standard Essential Patents, cyber security of smart grids, and involvement of international agencies in the smart cities project in India.
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Blog Entry Report on eSpeak with NVDA Screen Reader and Assistive Technology for Visually Challenged
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Mar 29, 2016 last modified Apr 02, 2016 06:33 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore and National Association for the Blind, New Delhi in collaboration with Centre for Differently Abled Persons, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli organized a workshop on eSpeak with NVDA Screen Reader and Assistive Technology for Visually Challenged at Centre for Differently Abled Persons, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli on January 21, 2016.
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Blog Entry Report on NVDA with E-Speak and BookShare Online Library
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Mar 06, 2016 last modified Apr 02, 2016 05:54 AM — filed under:
With the objective to sensitize and impart the skillset in handling NVDA – the Screen Reader and the usage of BookShare Online Library for the print disabled to the Special Educators, Karna Vidya Technology Centre in collaboration with Computer and Internet Society conducted a one-day Workshop on NVDA with E-Speak and BookShare Online Library on 27 02 2016 (Saturday) at Karna Vidya Technology Centre. Special Educators from Chennai, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur totaling 48 have participated actively and got benefited from the Workshop.
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Blog Entry National Compendium of Laws, Policies, Programmes for Persons with Disabilities
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 03, 2016 last modified Feb 05, 2016 02:16 AM — filed under: ,
This compendium was compiled by the Centre for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. Prasanna Kumar Pincha, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, has written the Foreword.
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December 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below.
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Global Charter: Promoting Global Digital Inclusion through ICT Procurement Policies & Accessibility Standards
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 19, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:26 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet & Society was a signatory to this initiative.
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International Day of People with Disability
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2015 last modified Dec 16, 2015 03:54 PM — filed under:
Nirmita Narasimhan was a panelist at this event organized by Capgemini in Bangalore on November 30, 2015.
Located in Accessibility / News & Media
Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)
by Geetha Hariharan published Nov 18, 2015 last modified Nov 18, 2015 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Following the comment-period on the Zero Draft, the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly's Overall Review of implementation of WSIS Outcomes was released on 4 November 2015. Comments were sought on the Draft Outcome Document from diverse stakeholders. The Centre for Internet & Society's response to the call for comments is below.
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