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Applications to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment under the Right to Information Act

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:50 AM
March 06, 2009

The Centre for Internet and Society filed two applications to the MSJE under the Right to Information Act seeking certain information relating to the implementation of the National Policy for Electronic Accessibility and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

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Report on the Internet Governance Forum

by Sanchia de Souza — last modified Aug 23, 2011 04:51 AM
December 11, 2008

CIS attended the UN Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, December 3-7, 2008.

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Accessibility Test Results: Government and Other Popular Websites

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:50 AM
November 27, 2008

The CIS conducted some automated accessibility tests on a few Government web sites, including that of the National Informatics Centre, and on the web sites of some banks, medical and educational institutions. This is a report of the results.

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The Accessibility Campaign--Intervention Where and How?

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:50 AM
November 25, 2008

As a follow up to our first meeting on a national policy for accessibility, this blog entry looks at some of the important international and national provisions that deal specifically with accessibility over the internet.

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First Meeting on a National Policy for Web Accessibility

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Aug 25, 2011 08:38 AM
November 07, 2008

The first meeting to discuss having a national policy for web accessibility to ensure universal and inclusive participation was held at the Centre for Internet and Society's office on 7 November 2008. It was aimed at formulating an action plan to work with the government and other private and public bodies to ensure conformity to accessibility standards for web sites.

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Meeting on National Policy for e-Access for All

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Aug 26, 2011 05:13 AM
October 31, 2008

The world over, there is a move towards making the internet more accessible for persons with visual and print disabilities and for elderly persons. Many countries like the USA and UK have adopted legislation to make adherence to web accessibility standards mandatory. In India we are still relatively unaware of the importance of web accessibility. On Nov 7, 2008 at 11:00 am, the Centre for Internet and Society will host a meeting at the CIS office to discuss strategies and a plan of action to launch a campaign for making web content accessibility standards mandatory in India.

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