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Blog Entry The Case for Accessible Banking
by Dinesh Kaushal published Nov 23, 2011 last modified Jan 03, 2012 04:54 AM — filed under:
Dinesh Kaushal examines the state of accessibility of banking services in India. By giving concrete examples of shortcomings in existing ATMs and net banking facilities which make it difficult for persons with disabilities to do electronic transactions, Dinesh urges banks to make a move to upgrade their ATMs and make their web services accessible.
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The disabled also grapple with copyright issues
by Radha Rao published Dec 03, 2009 — filed under:
An article in The Hindu by Deepa Kurup - 03rd December, 2009
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Blog Entry The Hathitrust Judgment and its impact on TVI negotiations at WIPO
by Rahul Cherian published Oct 30, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Those of you who have been following my earlier posts on the WIPO negotiations on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired will remember that one of the biggest concerns of the World Blind Union on the draft wording of the Treaty was with the definition of an “authorized entity” that can undertake conversion and distribution of accessible format copies.
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Blog Entry The ICT Opportunity for a Disability-Inclusive Development Framework
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Sep 30, 2013 last modified Sep 30, 2013 07:25 AM — filed under:
This report has been prepared by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, G3ict, International Disability Alliance, International Telecommunication Union, Microsoft, Foundation, and UNESCO.
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Blog Entry The Legal Framework for Enforcement of Rights of Persons with Disabilities
by CLPR published Oct 14, 2014 last modified Nov 06, 2014 03:56 PM — filed under:
In order to get a complete understanding of the legal framework governing the rights of persons with disabilities, we need to understand the several legislations that cover the field. The Constitution of India is the founding legal document guaranteeing fundamental rights to all persons which includes persons with disabilities. The main legislation on disability rights is the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 ("PWD Act") which this chapter will be providing a detailed overview of.
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The Option To Read
by Radha Rao published Oct 06, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:42 PM — filed under:
A blog in ‘thinkopotamus’ by Mr. Shreekumar Varma, Chief Guest, Right to Read Campaign’s first road show in Loyola College, Chennai
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The print-impaired millions and their right to read
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 08, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:10 PM — filed under:
Books, books everywhere, but not a word to read. This is the scenario for the approximately 70 million print-impaired in India, a sizeable population that includes the visually-impaired young people as well the elderly — whose vision depletes with advancing age.
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Blog Entry The Quest for Education – Persons with Disabilities, Severely Challenged
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 30, 2016 — filed under:
Education is the fundamental building block of development; it leads to an improved quality of life, employment, social acceptance and inclusion, national development and intellectual growth.
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Blog Entry The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2013 and the Lack of Access to Accessibility Rights
by Amba Salelkar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Feb 03, 2014 02:21 AM — filed under: ,
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2013 (The RPD Bill) went through three avatars since its commissioning in 2009 under the Sudha Kaul Committee. This blog post brings you a summary of the three stages since it was initially commissioned.
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The Right to Read Campaign
by Radha Rao published Sep 23, 2009 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:45 AM — filed under:
The nationwide Right to Read campaign will begin with road shows in four metros and will then be taken up in different cities. There will be half day events with publicity. Events shall comprise presentations, debates and demonstrations, book reading sessions and stalls where various accessibility tools will be demonstrated. The first roadshow is to be held at Loyola College on 26th September.
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