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Mobile Apps Are Excluding Millions Of Indians Who Want To Use Them

Mobile Apps Are Excluding Millions Of Indians Who Want To Use Them

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Sep 24, 2016 04:01 PM
September 24, 2016

If someone were to ask you how many apps you use in a day, you might need to stop and count. You use apps to book cabs, to order groceries, make payments online, buy diapers, connect with friends... the list goes on. In fact apps, are becoming so intrinsic to daily life that without one handy you may have to think twice about how to complete a transaction.

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We Tested 18 Government Apps, and Most are not Fully Accessible to the Disabled

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Sep 03, 2016 03:32 AM
September 03, 2016

When you wake up in the morning, the odds are one of the first things you look at is your phone. You might check WhatsApp, review the news, look at the day’s schedule, and book a taxi to work.

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Accessible ICT Procurement

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified May 09, 2016 02:48 PM
May 09, 2016

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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Report on eSpeak with NVDA Screen Reader and Assistive Technology for Visually Challenged

Report on eSpeak with NVDA Screen Reader and Assistive Technology for Visually Challenged

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Apr 02, 2016 06:33 AM
April 02, 2016

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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Report on NVDA with E-Speak and BookShare Online Library

Report on NVDA with E-Speak and BookShare Online Library

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Apr 02, 2016 05:54 AM
April 02, 2016

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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National Compendium of Laws, Policies, Programmes for Persons with Disabilities

National Compendium of Laws, Policies, Programmes for Persons with Disabilities

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Feb 05, 2016 02:16 AM
January 03, 2016

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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Report on use of eSpeak Bengali with NVDA

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Nov 09, 2015 03:57 PM
November 09, 2015
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NVDA team conducted a training programme at Turnstone Matruchaya, Siligudi, West Bengal from September 7 to 9, 2015. Fourteen delegates attended. Nirmal Verma was the language trainer.

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Report on the Training in the Use of eSpeak Hindi with NVDA

Report on the Training in the Use of eSpeak Hindi with NVDA

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Oct 04, 2015 10:52 AM
October 04, 2015

This workshop was organized by the newly established NGO called “Lakshay for the Differently Abled’”. The main objective of the organization is to spread the knowledge of Assistive Technology amongst the Visually Impaired population of the State of Jarkhand.

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Report on 5 day TOT for Training in Use of Espeak Kannada with NVDA

Report on 5 day TOT for Training in Use of Espeak Kannada with NVDA

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Oct 04, 2015 10:34 AM
October 04, 2015

A unique programme was organized in partnership with Mitra Jyothi – Bangalore, Enable India – Bangalore and NFB Karnataka. The aim of the programme was to empower the Computer Teacherrs for the blind in the use of Espeak Kannada and apprise them with Modern Teaching Techniques for the Blind.

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eSpeak Training in Hindi Language

eSpeak Training in Hindi Language

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Oct 04, 2015 08:43 AM
October 04, 2015
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National Association for the Blind, Kullu hosted a 2 day training in the use of eSpeak in Hindi language with NVDA for its special educators, in-service blind, and blind students. The programme was attended by 20 participants who came from all parts of Himachal Pradesh.

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