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Blog Entry Technology for Accessibility in Higher Education
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 29, 2012 last modified Jan 31, 2012 06:29 AM — filed under:
Education for students with disabilities has long been a serious cause of concern in India, as also in other countries around the world. A person with a disability studying in mainstream educational institutions in India experiences many difficulties in navigating through the obstacle course of the Indian educational system, writes Nirmita Narasimhan in this IIMB Journal brought out on the occasion of the conference 'never-the-less - Enabling Access for Persons with Disabilities to Higher Education and Workplace - Role of ICT and Assistive Technologies.
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Blog Entry Department of Information Technology Meeting on a National Policy on E-Accessibility
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Feb 24, 2009 last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:32 PM — filed under: ,
On 30 January 2009, the Department of Information Technology hosted a meeting in New Delhi bringing together important stakeholders to discuss the issue of electronic accessibility for the disabled and persons with special needs in India.
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Blog Entry Mobile technologies and enlightened service packages help persons with disabilities connect to new opportunities
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 10, 2012 last modified Sep 13, 2012 01:38 PM — filed under:
Innovative approaches from mobile hardware and applications developers as well as operators are helping connect the estimated 15% of the global population that lives with some form of disability to the power of information and communication technology.
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Blog Entry Barriers to Access in a Connected World
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Oct 24, 2011 last modified Nov 08, 2011 05:30 AM
Accessibility is an imperative to achieve a truly inclusive and participatory society writes and every individual, corporation, organization and government has a crucial role to play in nurturing it, writes Nirmita Narasimhan in this article which was published by Hans Foundation in their Annual Review 2011.
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Blog Entry Government of Madhya Pradesh initiates ICT Accessibility in Public Communication
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 31, 2013 last modified Jan 31, 2013 10:17 AM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet and Society, joined hands with Daisy Forum of India member Arushi in Bhopal to submit a request for a notification mandating that all communication by the Government of Madhya Pradesh should be accessible to persons with disabilities.
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Developing Screen Reader and Text-to-Speech Synthesizer
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Apr 01, 2014 last modified Oct 12, 2016 04:04 PM
The Hans Foundation is funding us to do a project on developing a text-to-speech software in 15 Indian languages over a period of two-and-a-half years. The following are the quarterly programmatic reports indicating the progress made in the project.
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Blog Entry UNESCO Global Report: Opening New Avenues for Empowerment
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 31, 2013 last modified Sep 04, 2013 07:21 AM — filed under:
We prepared a report on higher education for persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region for UNESCO some time back. The report has been compiled into a global report. Nirmita Narasimhan was the project coordinator from the Centre for Internet and Society.
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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 Bangla eSpeak training with NVDA
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Dec 28, 2014 last modified Jul 20, 2015 03:02 PM — filed under: ,
The NVDA team conducted an eSpeak training in Bangla on December 19 and 20, 2014 at Blind Empowerment Foundation (BEA) in Kolkata.
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Blog Entry Telugu eSpeak Training with NVDA
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Dec 02, 2014 last modified Jul 20, 2015 02:59 PM — filed under: ,
NVDA team conducted a two-day workshop at the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) for lecturers and students for reading and writing in Telugu using eSpeak with NVDA on December 1 and 2, 2014.
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