[accessbangla] Fw: Voice of South :: Workshop on INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WITH PRINT DISABILITIES: DAISY FOR ALL [1 Attachment]

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Subject: Voice of South :: Workshop on INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WITH PRINT 

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Workshop on Information for People with Print Disabilities: Daisy for All
Organized by: Bangladesh Telecentre Network in Association with Young Power in 
Social Action (YPSA)
Supported by: Telecentre.org
     :Wednesday November 18, 2009

      From 09.00 am to 0500 pm
     Last Date of Registration
     :12 November 2009
     : BRAC Centre Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
     Registration Fees
     : Complementary (Only for BTN members and Partners) 

It is well-established in Bangladesh that various types of telecentres are 
providing information for better livelihood to the disadvantaged community. 
Different types of livelihood, education and governance information are 
provided to the community. Digital contents are getting popular day-by-day. 
However, does these contents are reaching to the visually impaired community? 
Does illiterate could able to understand what is written there? Thus globally 
the accessibility issues become a major concern for the telecentre 
practitioners. Likewise in Bangladesh, digital content is getting more priority 
in recent days. Most of the government ministries and divisions are having 
online presence through their websites; livelihood contents are developed and 
updated regularly. But all these contents need to be accessible to all by which 
print disable could able to get benefits of those contents. At the same time 
telecentre practitioners needs to aware about this issue by which most 
disadvantaged of the community can ensure their access to this content and 
information. Thus Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) along with its members 
Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) is organizing workshop titled “Information 
for People with Print Disabilities: Daisy for All”. 

Information for People with Print Disabilities: Daisy for All 

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is an open international standard 
for accessible multimedia. The DAISY Consortium is set up by leading 
not-for-profit organizations from around the world serving blind, dyslexic and 
print disabled people in order to develop and maintain the standard.
Accessible multimedia is ideal for people with disabilities as well as for the 
general public to share information and knowledge worldwide. DAISY helps bridge 
the digital divide in developing regions of the world and to ensure access to 
information for the information disadvantaged, such as people with print with 
disabilities, language minorities in a community, indigenous populations who do 
not have their own script, and those who are illiterate.
"The Print Disabled" which is defined differently in different countries. It 
may be defined as the inability to access print due to a visual, perceptual, or 
physical disability. Examples of print disabled include persons with blindness, 
low vision, learning disabilities, the inability to hold a book. Other groups 
like aged persons, persons with cerebral palsy, illiterates are also likely to 
benefit from DAISY.
Contents of Workshop:

The Lesson will be imparted in such way that everybody will learn: 

1.      Introduction of the Daisy.

2.      Introduction of hardware and software on Daisy digital talking book 
production and playback.

3.      Information accessibility for the person with print disability.

4.      Demonstrations of digital talking book.  


  1.. Interactive Lecture 
  2.. PowerPoint Presentation 
  3.. Software and Content Demonstration
  4.. Hardware Demonstration

Who Can Attend?

1.      BTN members and partners engaged in content development on various 
livelihood, education and governance issues

2.      BTN members and partners hosting and coordinating telecentres

3.      BTN members and partners working with capacity building activities

Resource Person

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee: Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee is person with visually 
impaired presently working at YPSA as   a Programme Officer. Young Power in 
Social Action (YPSA), a non-government social development organization have 
been working since 1985. He passed M.A. [Master of Arts] in Social History from 
Chittagong University & completed Duskin fellowship from Japan in 2002. He is 
currently working as the DAISY Focal Person of Bangladesh and also convener of 
National ICT Thematic Group for PWD’s. He is engaged with various development 
activities, research and networking at National & International level. He 
possesses sound knowledge on DAISY. E-mail: vashkar79@xxxxxxxxxxxx 

Special Note

1.      Free CD with Daisy Standard software and digital talking books will be 

2.      Certificate will be awarded to participants at the end of workshop


To ensure your participation please send your nominations (name, designation, 
organization, mobile number and e-mail ID) to Mr. Manzur Ahmed Shamim 
(shamim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx). Please ensure your registration by November 12, 

Mahmud Hasan
Chief Operating Officer
Bangladesh Telecentre Network
Phone: +88 02 9146313
Fax: +88 02 9145690
E-mail: mahmud@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
URL: www.mission2011.net.bd 

Rahmatul Alam Ranju
Programme Associate 
Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN)
1/17 Humayan Road, Block - B
Mahammadpur, Dhaka-1207
Phone: +8802 9146313
Fax: +8802 9145690
Cell: +880 18 1909 5001
Skype ID: ranju_alam
Email: ranju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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