Archive for May, 2009
While RC is fighting the good fight for including exceptions for people with disabilities (link) in India’s copyright laws, trouble is brewing at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The US and several other high income countries (apparently Australia, New Zealand, The Vatican and Norway) are lobbying to kill a treaty that deals with the same issue as it pertains to cross-border movement of media for people with disabilities.
Have a look at the following link at BoingBoing for further details.
I am having IPL withdrawal syndrome. And that has nothing to do with the tourney. I just miss so miss the fake IPL player blog! For those who haven’t heard of him, this is the blog http://fakeiplplayer.blogspot.com. and what a blog it was, suddenly I got seduced by something that I have been uptight about, moral posturing and avoiding for the longest time… gossip! In all fairness, this guy was visceral and so much more intelligent that the rest of them mindless sources. So what here’s my take on what we have learnt from him.
Lets just hope not to pander to perceptions and alter it.
Check this out. Thank you blog patron Gautam John!
Loads of feedback post the Readable Beta Release last week. We’ve improved on a whole lot of stuff and the new Beta Release comes out this Thursday i.e. day after. You’ll also notice a whole new design and simplified navigation. So be sure to check readable.in this Thursday evening.
Not only do physically disabled people have experiences which are not available to the able-bodied, they are in a better position to transcend cultural mythologies about the body, because they cannot do things the able-bodied feel they must do in order to be happy, ‘normal,’ and sane….If disabled people were truly heard, an explosion of knowledge of the human body and psyche would take place. ~Susan Wendell, The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability
(Photo Courtesy: Association of People with Disabilities, Bangalore)