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Workplace Solutions Champions Consultative Workshop

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2017 01:23 AM

A two day workshop was held on January 21 - 22 at Ecumenical Christian Centre in Bangalore. The workshop was organized by Enable India. Nirmita Narasimhan attended the workshop.

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Nirmita Narasimhan appointed to the Communication Policy Research (CPRsouth) Board

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 26, 2016 12:27 AM

Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan has been appointed to the CPR South Board for a term of 3 years.

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Digital accessibility helps diverse users: participants at IIM-B meet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 21, 2016 04:17 PM

There is a need for diverse groups in the country to work on ensuring inclusion, which in turn will ensure the success of digital accessibility policies and programmes.

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Best Practices in Digital Accessibility

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 16, 2016 10:35 PM

Nirmita Narasimhan will be part of a discussion on the best practices in digital accessibility to be organized by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) on 19 December 2016 in Bengaluru.

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Most popular smartphone apps inaccessible to disabled: Study

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2016 05:12 AM

Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they're just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of disabled Indians, these apps are not designed for them to use.

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English gottila,job illa

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2016 04:47 AM

Quoted as the ‘golden boy of Karnataka’, after winning two gold medals for India in Special Olympics in 2003 in Dublin, once Aslam Pasha quit his last job as a night watchman a week back.

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A world apart

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 01, 2016 03:24 PM

On the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we look at their legal rights relating to financial matters.

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No country for the disabled

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 01, 2016 02:29 PM

A 26-year-old electrical engineer is forced to hide his disability, for fear of losing his job. His current employer is unaware that he uses an artificial limb.

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Popular apps are inaccessible to millions of disabled: Study

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2016 03:52 PM

According to a study conducted by Centre for Internet and Society last month, many of the most-commonly used mobile apps for food delivery, online payments, grocery shopping and transportation were not accessible to the visually challenged.

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Disabled kid? sorry, no admission!

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2016 03:28 PM

Mita Sarkar, a mother of a six-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy (CP) had to approach around ten private schools for her daughter's admission. She heard the same response from every school she approached: “Education is for all and we accept all children, but we are not equipped to school your child”.

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Most popular apps inaccessible to millions of disabled, says study

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 21, 2016 02:47 AM

Booking cabs, buying food and making payments online seem like they're just a swipe and a tap away, but for millions of disabled Indians, these apps are not designed for them to use.

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Tech for the blind: How app developers can help end the ‘disturbing touchscreen trend’

Tech for the blind: How app developers can help end the ‘disturbing touchscreen trend’

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 10, 2016 12:46 PM

At their introduction, touchscreens was so refreshing and how we had rushed to get those touch devices. Meanwhile, there was a separate world that came crashing down with the advent of touch enabled phones. Just like me, I’m sure not many may have thought how touchscreens almost ended the messaging ability of visually impaired. Now, with services moving from phone calls to online (services and apps), it’s getting more difficult.

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India has a long road ahead in becoming a disabled-friendly country

India has a long road ahead in becoming a disabled-friendly country

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 31, 2016 04:47 PM

India is home to 2.7 crore people living with one or the other kind of disability. According to the 2011 Census, 2.21 percent of India’s population is disabled. Unlike the developed world, India’s disabled are made further socially vulnerable by lack of quality education, lack of women’s safety, and attitudinal barriers as they continue to grapple with the challenges of access, acceptance, and inclusion.

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Universal Design & Accessibility Conclave

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2016 04:34 AM

Nirmita Narasimhan is a speaker at this conclave organized by IIMA in collaboration with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

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Bridging the Digital Divide

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2016 04:50 PM

Nirmita Narasimhan will be a panelist at an annual event called "All Hands Meet" organized by Wipro on August 25, 2016 in Bangalore.

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Nirmita Narasimhan gets NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award

Nirmita Narasimhan gets NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 18, 2016 01:26 PM

The NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards were given away in the capital on August 14, 2016. Nirmita got the award in the "Persons with Disabilities" category.

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Using technology to address issues

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 15, 2016 04:26 AM

Can technology help the visually-disabled, who have no access to books and reading resources in their schools?

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How India’s top firms fare in employing women and persons with disabilities

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 10, 2016 02:27 PM

It is generally believed that the growth of the corporate sector in India has increased employment avenues for historically deprived sections of our society.

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An India Where the Disabled have a Choice

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 06, 2016 05:06 PM

The Roundtable on Digital Access to the Disabled held in Bangalore brought forward many issues related to the topic. Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan, Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society speaks to Dr. Archana Verma about the problems faced by the disabled while using technology. Being herself partially visually impaired, this is an interview from an expert as well as the personal experiences of a person from the disabled group.

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How tech brings self-reliance to students with disabilities

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 29, 2016 07:47 AM

Rakshit Malik, 18, has every reason to be pleased with himself. He just scored 96.4% in his Class 12 exam -the third-highest score in CBSE's disabled category.

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