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    library has opened a new vision for the visual impaired and they are no longer being excluded from public culture facilities commented Yang Jia a frequent user of the Internet who is also blind and serves as the vice chairman of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities It is unfortunate for blind people not to see the world with their own eyes and during the present cyber age they should not be left behind again she added CDLVI began testing in October 2008 and has around 1 500 audio books in its library Much of the current collection includes works on Chinese medicine and massage which are popular among users We constantly collect suggestions from the blind about which books to include and we will add to the library the books proposed by them first director of CDLVI Li Chunming told the Global Times Beginning from the end of December the library will add 20 books each month and is expected to increase the volume as technology improves and more personnel come on board with the project in the future Li added CDLVI follows the establishment of similar services worldwide many countries have built digital libraries and several cities in China have created smaller scale models In countries such as South Korea and Paraguay digital libraries for the blind are initiated and maintained by individual libraries CDLVI has been set up by the government Li explained Since opening over a year ago CDLVI has seen as many as 7 million visitors in total enjoy its collection Li said that the current library has exceeded expectation He emphasised that the main obstacle for future development would be technology and that as technology advances CDLVI would be continually improved updated and replicated CSLVI has just served as

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    duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education Digital library for China s visually challenged China has introduced an online library for the visually impaired that will help them access e books music and online lectures With specially designed screen Related topics regions Information Disability China Digital Chinese scientists develop cheap e notebook for the blind

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    and help them harness opportunities in the ICT sector International Telecommunications Union ITU Related topics regions Technology Rwanda MTN donates ICT equipment to schools MTN Rwanda on yesterday equipped ESPANYA a secondary school based in Nyanza district with 36 computers a one year free internet connection and other Related topics regions Digital ITU Telecom World 2012 highlights opportunities in ICT market ITU Telecom World 2012 brought together industry representatives and government leaders to engage in a critical dialogue on networking and the challenges Related topics regions Digital India to usher in e passports soon India s external affairs ministry is all set to issue electronic passports which will have an electronic chip containing the personal information of the Related topics regions Digital Hackers to tap IT innovations in sanitation IT professionals begin a cross continental virtual brainstorming session to look for sanitation solutions Related topics regions Technology Shaadi com s Facebook campaign on dowry bags award Indian matrimonial website s widely followed online game over Facebook to combat the menace of the dowry system finds itself named among a list of prestigious Related topics regions South Asia Mobile and web apps tackle sanitation challenges According to the World Bank one in three people do not have access to toilet facilities Related topics regions Digital Examining eHealth in Africa African eHealth initiatives are leading the way towards higher standards of living and health on the Continent With eLearning Africa 2013 set to subject Related topics regions Digital Indian designer creates smartphone for the blind Sumit Dagar the brain behind this smartphone said that technology can help to bridge the gap between people with disabilities and the rest of the population Related topics regions Digital UN Broadband Commission sets new gender target Women s access to ICTs and particularly broadband must be made a key pillar of the post 2015 global development agenda said Dr Hamadoun I Touré ITU Related topics regions Digital Mobiles can promote financial inclusion President D B Byron Vielehr President International and Global Operations of Dun Bradstreet the 171 year old provider of business data and risk management services in Related topics regions Mobiles Now free access to some of India s traditional knowledge The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of India which earlier allowed only limited access will now permit free use of a section of their documents This Related topics regions Digital Brazil faces acute digital divide A study by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics shows that almost 65 of Brazilians aged over 10 years do not have Internet access Although Related topics regions Digital Promoting IT in Healthcare A Future Gov Publication b i Planning Ahead Is Asia s Healthcare Sector Ready for the Future i b explores the significance of information technology Related topics regions Digital Nigeria Govt reveals plans to censor social media The Nigerian online community with its over 48 million internet users and rapidly growing social media users has metamorphosed into the country s most Related topics regions Digital India

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    between Related topics regions Digital 50 years of Information Technology This brief roundup by b Online IT Degree b presents a timeline of information technology s development and influence from the 1950s It demands that the Related topics regions Digital Intel to scale up efforts for digital literacy in India In India we will continue to scale our efforts under the National Digital Literacy Mission said Sandeep Aurora Director Marketing Intel South Asia Related topics regions Microsoft A small nonprofit can be a global conversation Heather Mansfield Heather Mansfield is the owner of DIOSA Communications and author of Social Media for Social Good A How To Guide for Nonprofits A pioneer in employing social Related topics regions Internet Empowering India digitally Sandeep Aurora Director of Marketing Intel South Asia in a short talk with Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia tells about the global IT firm s initiatives Related topics regions Microsoft Workshop to bring IDS knowledge to Indian NGOs OneWorld Foundation and the Institute of Development Studies IDS came together to hold a two day workshop to facilitate knowledge sharing between NGOs and Related topics regions Digital DataWind UN call for Apps to empower women DataWind and the United Nations have announced global call for socially responsible Applications to empower women Related topics regions Digital Digital inclusion sought for inter American connectivity through broadband roll out The Connect Americas Summit called for a surge in the roll out of broadband connectivity in the Americas region and digital inclusion to enable universal Related topics regions Mobiles Now a device to charge your cell phone while you walk The new device is said to be more efficient than a traditional generator at least for its size Related topics regions Digital Lotus Greens launches online carbon calculator Lotus Greens claims to become Asia s first real estate developer to launch its own Green Application to help companies measure carbon footprint Related topics regions Digital Now an app to help children build vocabulary The app recognizes 1 500 words and verbally recognizes 500 of those by name and is available in India on both iOS and Android Related topics regions Digital India s public sector broadcasting to be fully digitised The ministry for information and broadcasting has announced the plan to digitise broadcasting services of Doordarshan and All India Radio The government is Related topics regions Technology Has digitisation made civic life easier in Bangladesh Digitisation has created awareness on women and child rights family planning female education repression birth registration drug addiction speakers said Related topics regions Children Scale up IT initiatives to reach rural poor Indian minister Stressing on the need to take digital technology to as many people as possible in the rural areas of India Minister of State for Communications and Related topics regions E Governance Helpi to aid women in times of distress OneWorld Foundation India has come up with a personalised android app that will help users send distress messages to a select group of friends and

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    right to redress ensuring justice and promoting local culture and tradition With this note the first three day consultation on community radio in the series was inaugurated on December 21 at Shantivan Mount Abu The consultation was organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India in collaboration with OneWorld Foundation India a leading community media organisation at Radio Madhuban a popular community radio station During the inaugural address District Collector Madhan Singh Kala Sirohi said that the role of the medium of radio in India is very important particularly if the programmes are made locally He urged the community to make programmes in such a way that they inculcate positive attitude towards development R K Shrivastava Assistant Wireless Advisor Ministry of Communication Technology explained how the licensing processes are handled by two ministries Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology For example for community radio the frequency ranges from88MHz to 108MHz Talking about the role of community radio Mruthunjay of Radio Madhuban said This is a world of TV and e mail but since these are not accessible to everyone radio has an edge as it covers a vast audience Community radio is important because it s present even in remote villages Agreeing with him Karunaji of Brahmakumaris added that community radio should be used to educate village folks about the pressing issue of disaster management Rajiv Tikoo Director OneWorld informed the audience about the objectives of the consultation and status of community radio in the country The event s aim is to give an insight to potential community radio license applicants into the process of application capacity building content generation technology management ownership and sustainability of a Community Radio station he added Over 50 people from civil society organisations and educational

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    of Wireless Planning and Coordination WPC a wing of Ministry of Communication who has not allotted them their frequency Himgiri Ki Awaaz once aired will be broadcasted from the vicinity of Himgiri Zee University The irony for this community radio station CRS is that it has received the nod from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MIB but has failed to receive the WPC license till date The wait for the license have been more than six seven months now We are waiting for the license of WPC for past six seven months as it stops us from airing our station Actually there is a frequency clash with another frequency at 90 8 so the WPC has to look into it We got Grant of Permission Agreement GOPA license as well says Himgiri Ki Awaaz station director Amardeep Singh Singh adds We started the station for students in our campus but we thought we can make it for villagers with our content and programming so we have planned our programming accordingly With all the studio set up ready and programming planned they are all set to go on air but will have to free themselves from the biggest hurdle of permissions

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    resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola filed under Information Africa Internet South Asia ICT Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access The Media Institute of Southern Africa s MISA Angola Chapter recently took part in a high level panel discussion aimed at analysing the media situation Angola The discussion panel organised by the NGO Forum of the European Union noted that despite the investment by the Executive of the Angolan government and stakeholders the country in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access The discussion panel which was held at the hall of the Open Society in Luanda on 8th June 2013 was comprised of representatives from civil society organisations CSOs working with multimedia tools The CSOs discussed the state of Internet penetration and access in Angola based on statistics that were provided by the World Bank which showed that the country only has 3 2 Internet penetration This means that out of a population of 19 62 million the total number

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    majorly from all states except the North East Iskra Panvesca from UNESCO said that CR Awards inspire people to improve their relationship with the community at large and make them aware about their needs and requirements Broadcasters may become listeners or vice versa and that is the real beauty of the Community Radio she said Talking about the jury Pinky Chandra Director Radio Active said that judging the category Promoting Local Culture Awards was the best part of our work For her the approach style and presentation of programmes was an enjoyable experience The entries for this year s national Community Radio awards were invited from operational community radio stations till 31 st January 2014 A total of 131 entries from 68 community radio stations were received An Independent Jury of peers was constituted to screen the awards The National Community Radio awards were instituted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in 2012 to promote better programming on Community Radio Stations These awards are given in five categories The list of awardees is as follows i Most Creative Innovative Programme Content Awards 1 Yerlavani Community Radio run by Yerala Projects Society Sangli Maharashtra for its programme Changes in cropping and agricultural practices as per environmental change 2 Community Radio JU Run by Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal for its programme Sunno Theke Suru Types of Quadrilateral ii Thematic Awards 1 Anna Community Radio Run by Educational Multimedia Research Centre Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu for its programme Putholi 2 Kumaon Vani run by The Energy and Resource Institute Uttarakhand for its programme Bazar Laye Bochhar 3 Radio Madhuban run by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya Rajasthan for its programme Gruhasan Se Singhashan iii Community Engagement Awards 1 Saiyere Jo Radio run by Saiyere Jo Sangathan Gujarat for its

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