The AccessIndia mailing list provides an opportunity for blind and visually impaired computer users in India to exchange information as well as conduct discussions related to assistive technology and other accessibility issues which may directly or indirectly influence their professional, academic or personal activities.
The AccessIndia mailing list was started on 4th January, 2001 with the objective of providing an online forum for blind and visually impaired computer users in India to exchange information, ask technology related questions and discuss ideas and issues pertaining to accessible technology.
The topics of discussion for the AccessIndia list can include questions or issues concerning access to computers and information technology, effective use of internet, careers for visually impaired in public as well as the private sectors, challenges or accessibility issues faced by blind persons in their respective professional or academic fields, government policies directly or indirectly affecting blind persons in India, Access to digital as well as printed sources of information including talking books, scanning and other means of alternative technology, access to public utility services, educational institutions and workplaces, accessibility of consumer electronic devices such as digital voice recorders, and mp3 players among other things and any other issues affecting blind and visually impaired people in India.
Although a large number of subscribers to the AccessIndia list are blind, any organizations or individuals who are working in the education or rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired persons, family members of blind persons, volunteers helping blind people in anyway and anyone interested in the topics discussed on AccessIndia are encouraged to join the list and make their valuable contributions.
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