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Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 05:47
Subject: [IndiChix] Call For Participation: Accessibility & FOSS
Adoption in Education Workshops at CDAC Mumbai
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Subject: call for participation.

It gives us, at CDAC, Mumbai, immense pleasure to inform you that
CDAC, Mumbai is organising two workshops titled “National Workshop on
FOSS Desktop Accessibility” & 'National Workshop on FOSS Adoption in
Education” during August 26-27, 2011 as a part of National Resource
Centre for Free & Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) – Phase II

“National Workshop on FOSS Desktop Accessibility” on August 26, 2011
will focus on exploring the current trends in the field of
accessibility particularly with regard to FOSS. As you may be aware a
large section of the society comprising people with different kinds of
disabilities finds it difficult to use ICT in the same way as normal
people do for fulfilling different purposes. It is very much required
to provide such people with assistive technologies that make their
interaction with computers more user-friendly and accessible. This
workshop intends to serve as a platform to encourage the use of FOSS
tools and techniques in creating assistive technologies that are
free-of- cost, available to all, easily maintainable etc. for such a
large portion of population in a country like India. The workshop will
also like to leverage the experiences of all stakeholders to identify
and address the issues in those areas of accessibility that are still

Similarly, “National Workshop on FOSS Adoption in Education”, on
August 27, 2011 is intended to explore the benefits, role, and
developments of technology, specifically FOSS, in education. FOSS
provides softwares that are free of cost, easily maintainable,
community support, customization freedom, etc. Various FOSS tools in
education will be demonstrated in the workshop. The participants will
also get to experience the work of C-DAC Mumbai in promoting
technology/ FOSS in education. The workshop will provide an
opportunity to interact with participants from different organizations
and industry practitioners.

The workshop will involve keynote and invited lectures by
distinguished researchers and/or professionals. We take this
opportunity to extend you an invitation for participation in these
workshops. Looking forward to see you or your representative at the

Please find attached registration form and workshop brochures.

Kindly use the following URLs to access more details about the workshops:
1.National wrokshop on FOSS Desktop Accessibility:
2.National Workshop on FOSS Adoption in Education:

Thanking you,

Dr. M. Sasikumar
Director (R&D)

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