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Dr. Sam Taraporevala

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Phone: +91 ***********  
Email: s***@***.org
Local Address:  India
Company Description: The XRCVC offers services to create content in accessible formats - Braille, Audio, E-Text, DAISY. If you need a book to be converted in any of these formats,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually
  • Board Member
    Xavier's Resource Centre


  • doctorate , Sociology
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"We have a very long way ..., 24 May 2015 [cached]
"We have a very long way to go," agrees Dr Sam Taraporevala, who heads the department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Xavier's College and also directs the Xavier's Resource Center for the Visually Challenged. Sam is visually impaired himself and has championed the rights of the visually impaired for several years now. "Although, since 1995, we have legislation empowering people with disabilities (Persons with Disabilities: Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, 1995), the implementation in terms of public spaces set up and run by the government - as also private - hasn't been up to the mark. It's only now that the government is almost being arm-twisted by civil society groups and perhaps judicial activism, that they have started doing something," he says, adding, "Luckily the metros and the monorails are both accessible, although to bring local trains to a standard is going to take far more imagination and commitment."
Sam also points to the interim order that the Bombay High Court passed on May 20 - that the right to good roads is a fundamental right of citizens under right to life - and held that it was the state's statutory obligation to provide good roads.
Disability News India [cached]
"In order to build a more accessible environment, both at home and externally, such a concept is definitely needed," said Sam Taraporevala, director, Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged.
Posts by Radha Rao — Accessibility Blog [cached]
Cambridge University Press has given permission for books published in India by them to be converted into other accessible formats such as in DAISY, says Dr. Sam Taraporevala, Director, Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged in this blog.
Dr. Sam Taraporevala, Director of XRCVC on behalf of DFI signed this agreement in the presence of Mr. Ketan Kothari who represented Sightsavers International, one of XRCVC's partners in its "print access" quest.
Brief about the copyright challenges to the print impaired community in India By Dr. Sam Taraporevala - Chairman Copy Right and Publisher Relationship Committee, DAISY Forum of India
There is a full display of ..., 5 Jan 2012 [cached]
There is a full display of access technology like low-vision aids and teaching aids," said Sam Taraporevala, head of sociology at the Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC).
"However, the Reserve Bank of India has issued guidelines to say that one-third of all the new ATMs must be accessible to the blind," says Taraporevala.
Cambridge University Press India, 25 Nov 2010 [cached]
Dr. Sam Taraporevala, Chairman of the Daisy Forum's Committee on Copyrights and Publisher Relations has thanked the Press for taking this vital step forward in promoting access to reading in India . Dr Taraporevala said: 'This historic process marks the beginning of a long and fruitful engagement which will help the print access movement in India gather momentum."
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