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Comments on Guidelines for Indian Government Websites

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Nov 26, 2017 07:08 AM
November 26, 2017

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India has published the Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW). Nirmita Narasimhan on behalf of the Centre for Internet & Society gave comments on GIGW.

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Comments on Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Jan 03, 2018 02:37 AM
January 03, 2018

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted its comments on mobile accessibility guidelines to the Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India.

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Why GST Is A Step Backward For The Disabled

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Jul 03, 2017 02:39 AM
July 03, 2017

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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GST - A Barrier to Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Jun 25, 2017 02:15 PM
June 24, 2017

The Centre of Internet & Society made a submission on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which will be coming into play from July 2017 onwards. In this blog post Nirmita Narasimhan assesses the impact of GST on persons with disabilities.

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Report of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Jun 19, 2017 03:07 PM
June 17, 2017

Aditya Tejas attended the Global Accessibility Awareness Day event organized at NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bengaluru. The event had multiple panels and presentations, including a talk on coding for accessibility, a panel on why accessibility is necessary and how India is lagging behind in implementing it, and a presentation on how accessibility principles are integrated into the product life cycle at Cisco.

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Comments on the draft Policy on IT Accessibility for People with Disabilities

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified May 19, 2017 03:33 PM
May 19, 2017

The Centre for Internet & Society gave inputs on a document on implementing digital accessibility to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on May 2, 2017.

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Mobile Accessibility Practices

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Apr 12, 2017 01:48 PM
April 11, 2017

Over the past few months the Centre for Internet & Society along with some like minded organizations had been working on framing a feasible accessibility guidelines for mobile apps which they could recommend to the Government of India, since there is no single standard in existence at the moment.

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Comments on the draft Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Mar 29, 2017 03:41 AM
March 29, 2017

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted comments on the draft Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules for the consideration of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India.

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Comments on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 'Vision Document 2030'

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Feb 28, 2017 03:58 PM
February 28, 2017

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted comments for the consideration of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPD) on the Vision Document 2030 brought out earlier this month.

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Digital accessibility in the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act 2016

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Jan 23, 2017 07:44 AM
January 23, 2017

This post summarizes the provisions for digital accessibility in the new Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

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