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Articles written by Nilofar Ansher


Mainstream Access to E-Books - What Works, What Doesn’t, and What is Still Unclear

The following article was researched and written by Amy Mason, a relatively new member of the Access Technology Team that among other responsibilities staffs the International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind.  More

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How Blind Athletes Get Their Game On

From archery to tennis, chess and bowling, technology is helping these blind athletes to compete in sports and enter the arena on a level playing ground. Read more. More

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Addressing the Proposed WIPO International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions for Persons with Print Disabilities: Recommendation or Mandatory Treaty?

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School has produced a paper entitled "Addressing the Proposed WIPO International Instrument on Limitations and Exceptions for Persons with Print Disabilities: Recommendation or Mandatory Treaty?" | Authors: Margot Kaminski, Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid More

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Brief History of Browser Accessibility Support

The development of a ‘Brief history of browser accessibility support‘, written by Steve Faulkner of The Paciello Group, was prompted by Google’s Evolution of the Web interactive infographic.  More

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Qatari Assistive Technology center invests 1.5 million Qatari Riyals in new technologies for disabled Arabic speakers.

As part of its efforts to facilitate greater use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) amongst people with disabilities, Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center) has unveiled plans to invest in the development of Arabic language Assistive Technologies (AT). More

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Indian Universal Service Obligation Fund’s Pilot Project Scheme for Access to ICTs and ICT enabled Services for PwDs in rural India

ICTs can play an important role in facilitating the socio-economic and political inclusion and mainstreaming of PwDs as ICTs can enable them to access various services (health, education, government services etc), information, employment opportunities etc and most importantly, to communicate effectively in spite of their particular disability. However for ICTs to play this role, the ICT services must be available, affordable and be truly “accessible”.  More

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Global Business and Disability Network: I.L.O.’s New Initiative to Promote Employment of Disabled People in the Private Sector

Over an year ago, the International Labour Organisation came out with the idea of creating a Global Business and Disability Network - a platform for multinational companies, employers’ organizations, N.G.O.s and disabled peoples’ organizations, etc.. The idea is to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities.  More

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