Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS)
Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan is a Policy Director at CIS and heads the Accessibility and Inclusion Programme. She specialises in policy research and advocacy related to IP reform and technology access for persons with disabilities and has authored several reports on accessibility used by policymakers worldwide. Apart from her degrees in Law and German, Nirmita is also a PhD holder in classical music.
In recognition of her work, she was awarded the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities by the President of India in December 2010. She has participated in the World Blind Union Treaty negotiations at WIPO, and has presented papers on ICT and Accessibility at several international forums like the IGF. Nirmita is the Director, Global Reports, for G3ict.
If someone were to ask you how many apps you use in a day, you might need to stop and count. You use apps to book cabs, to order groceries, make payments online, buy diapers, connect with friends... t...