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SCREEN READER ACCESS

 

The website of the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities complies with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA. This will enable people with visual impairments access the website using assistive technologies, including screen readers. The information of the website is accessible with different screen readers, such as JAWS, NVDA, SAFA, Supernova and Window-Eyes. Following table lists the information about different screen readers:

 

Information related to the various screen readers
Screen Reader Website Free/Commercial
Screen Access For All (SAFA)   http://www.nabdelhi.org/NAB_SAFA.htm Free
Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA)   http://www.nvda-project.org/ Free
System Access To Go   http://www.satogo.com/ Free
Thunder   http://www.screenreader.net/index.php?pageid=2 Free
WebAnywhere   http://webanywhere.cs.washington.edu/wa.php Free
Hal   http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=5 Commercial
JAWS   http://www.freedomscientific.com/jaws-hq.asp Commercial
Supernova   http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=1 Commercial
Window-Eyes   http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/ Commercial

 

 

Speech Recognition Support

 

The website of the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities complies with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. This will enable people with mobility impairments, people with visual impairments and senior citizens access the website using assistive technologies, such as speech recognition software. The information of the website is accessible with different speech recognition software, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking as well as Speech Recognition support available in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

 

Following table lists the information about different speech recognition software:

 

Information related to Speech Recognition Software
Speech Recognition Software Website Free / Commercial
Dragon Naturally Speaking   http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/products/default.asp  
Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista  http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windowsvista/speech.aspx Commercial
Speech Recognition in Windows 7   http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows7/ Commercial
 

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.