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Follow-up Letter in Support of WIPO Treaty for Reading Disabled

Posted by Sanchia de Souza at Jun 12, 2009 10:00 AM |
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CIS has sent another letter to the Department of Higher Education, Ministry for Human Resource Development, petitioning it to support the WIPO Treaty for the reading disabled.

In November last year, CIS launched a nation wide signature campaign to support the treaty for the blind, visually impaired and other reading disabled proposed by the World Blind Union to the WIPO. Since then, the list of signatories was updated. In May 2009, WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) held another meeting, and in light of this, the endorsement of the treaty and appeal to the government to support it was resubmitted, by an increased number of signatories, including members of the DAISY Forum of India.

The letter and list of signatories is available below.

To

Mr. R. P. Aggarwal
Secretary       

Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
‘C’ Wing, Shastri Bhavan
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

Re: Letter of support for the proposed Treaty for the blind and visually impaired submitted by the World Blind Union.

We were extremely gratified that the Government took note of our letter in November, 2008, containing endorsements of 16 organisations urging the government to support the Treaty for the Blind, which was  proposed by the World Blind Union in the WIPO SCCR meeting from Nov 1st-6th,2008. In light of the fact that there is another SCCR meeting scheduled from May 25th-29th, where this issue is to be taken up, we are resubmitting our endorsement and urgent plea to the Government to actively support this treaty, since it will be extremely beneficial to all blind, visually  challenged and print disabled persons in India. The list of endorsers has expanded to include about  50 more organizations. There are many more who have verbally expressed support. We look forward to an active response from the Government on this. Thanking you,

Yours Faithfully,

Nirmita Narasimhan
Programme Manager
(Centre for Internet and Society)

 

Sr. No

Name of Organization

Contact Person

1

Akhil Bharatiya Drishtiheen Kalyan                   Sangh,

 

Mr. Ajay M. Joshi

2

Amulya Sahara

 

Sh. Ashok Kumar Goyal

3

Andhjan Kalyan Trust,

 

Mr. Praful N. Vyas

4

Arushi

 

Sh. Anil Mudgal

5

Astha

 

Ms Radhika M. Alkazi,

6

Atmajyoti Vikas Samitee

 

Mrs. Priti Yadav

7

Blind People's Association  (Ahmedabad)

 

Mr. R.P. Soni

8

Blind Person's Association (Kolkata)

 

Mr. Amiyo Biswas

9

Blind Welfare Council

 

Sh. Yusuf Kapadiya

10

Centre For Internet And Society

 

Sunil Abraham,

11

Devnar Foundation for the Blind

 

Dr. A. Saibaba Goud

12

Discipleship Centre

 

Mr. John A

13

Farook College

 

Prof. K. Kuttialikutty

14

Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya

 

Ms. Prabha Puran Sharma

15

Human Development Institute

 

Ms. R.C. Meena

16

Indian Association for the Blind

 

Mr. S.M.A. Jinnah,

17

Indira Mahila Mandal Hudco New Nandeds

 

Sh. Nagnath Ramji Kadam

18

Jamia Millia Islamia

 

Prof. Zubair Meenal,

19

Janta Adarsh Andh Vidyalaya

 

Mrs. Kalpana Sharma

20

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

 

Rajesh Gupta

21

Jyoti Sroat School

 

Bertha G. Dkhar

22

L.V. Prasad Eye Institute

 

Mr./Ms. Beula Christy

23

Lakshmi Bai College

 

Dr. Nalini Govind

24

Maulana

AzadLibrary(AligarhMuslim
Universit)

 

Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Khan Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Khan

25

Mitra Jyothi

 

Ms. Madhu Singhal

26

Montfort Centre For Education

 

Mr. Michael Mathew

27

National Association for the Blind, Delhi

 

 

28

NAB-Phiroze

&NoshirMerwanjiRehabilitationCentre for the Blind (Mount Abu)

 

Sh. Vimal Kumar Dengla

29

National Association for the Blind (Uttarakhand)

 

Mr. Shyam Dhanak,

30

National Association for the Blind (Chandigarh)

 

Sh. Vinod Chadha

31

National

Association for the Blind (H.)

 

Ms. Shalini Vats Kimta

32

National Association for the Blind (India)

 

Sh. Suhas V. Karnik

33

National Association for the Blind(Jharkhand)

 

Sh. Ar. Sahay

34

National Association for the Blind(Junagad)

 

Ms. Rinaben V. Jasani

35

National Association for the Blind

(Karnataka),

 

(Mrs.) Saroja Ramachandra

36

National Association for the Blind (Kerala)

 

Sh. Manoj Kurian

37

National Association for the Blind (Sikkim Branch)

 

Mr. Rajesh Verma

38

National Association for the Blind(West Bengal)

 

Sh. Arup Chakroborty

39

National Federation of the Blind (Guwahati)

 

Mohd. Imran Ali

40

North Ex. Blind Welfare & Educational Society

 

Sh. Subhash Garg

41

Orissa Association for the Blind

 

Sh. Bihari Nayak

42

Rajasthan Netraheen Kalyan Sangh

 

Sh. Jitendra Bhargava

43

Ramakrishna Mission Blind Boys' Academy

 

Sh. Sunilbaran Pattanayak

44

Saksham

 

 

Ms. Deepika Sood,

45

Salwan Public School

 

Mrs. Vandana Puri

46

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

 

Sh. Ganesh

47

Samrita Trust

 

Sh. Seetarama Sastry Nori

48

School for the Deaf Mutes Society

 

Dr. Homiyar Mobedji

49

Score Foundation,

 

George Abraham

50

Shikshit Yuva Sewa Samiti Basti

 

Mr. Gopal Krishna Agarwal

51

Shree Andhjan Vividhlaxi Talim Kendra,

 

Sh. Prakash Mankodi

52

Shri Navchetan Andhjan Mandal,

 

Sh. Himanshu Sampura

53

Shri Venkateswara College

 

Ayesha Maliwal

54

Shri Vrajlal Durlabhji Parekh Andh Mahila Vikas Grah,

 

Sh. P.J. Mankodi

55

Shruti Information Centre of Yashoda Charitable Trust

 

Ms. Sonal Sena

56

Shubham

 

Dr. Sangeeta Agarwal

57

Springdales School

 

Ms. Sonali Bose

58

St. Mary's School

 

 

59

Tagore International School,

 

Ms. Aparna Sharma

60

The Blind Relief Association (Delhi)

 

Sh. Kailash Chandra Pande

61

University of Hyderabad

 

Dr. Madhireddy Anjaneyulu

62

Venu Eye Institute & Research Centre

 

Ms. Tanuja Joshi

63

Victoria Memorial School for the Blind

 

Mrs. Radha Subrahmanian

64

Welfare Centre For Visually Handicapped,

 

Mr. Profulla Kumar Rout

65

Welfare Society for the Blind,

 

Smt. Jharna Sur

66

 

 

Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC)

Dr. Sam Taraporevala

67

 

Sense International (India)

Akhil Paul

68

N. Krishnaswamy Barrier Break Technologies (Mumbai)

 

 

Shilpi Kapoor

 

69

National Association for the Blind (NAB) Bangalore

 

Mr.  Pruthviraj

 

70

National Federation for the Blind (Delhi)

 

S.K.Rungta

 

71

Mitrajyoti (Bangalore)

 

 

Madhu Singhal

 

72

Accessability (New Delhi)

 

Vikas Sharma

 

73

Alternative Law Forum (Bangalore)

 

Lawrence Liang

 

74

 

Acrodelon Technologies Pvt Ltd(Chennai)

Rahul Cherian

 

75

Enable India

Shanthi Raghavan

76

College Students and Graduates Association of the Blind(Chennai)

Ponmudi

77

Indian Association for the Blind(Chennai)

S.M.A. Jinnah  

78

Prayatna(Chennai & Bangalore)

Aruna Sankaranarayanan

79

Worth Trust, Katpadi (TN)

Venki/Mike

 

 

 

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