February 21 , Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam computing is here!. Renowned Malayalam poet V. Madhusoodhanan Nair uncovered the official logo and brochure of Malayalam computing campaign, launched by IT Department in association with Akshaya and SPACE. Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Secretary- IT Department presided over the function at Kesari Trust Hall. The digital revolution was leaving many behind because they don't speak English, the dominant language of computers and the Web.
You are never far away from your home! Whether you live in a remote village here or live overseas, you are always part of your home town. 12 Panchayat community portals have hit cyberspace so far from Kannur. A flagship project funded by UNESCO in association with Akshaya and SPACE is now drawing attention all around. Kerala lacks locally relevant content in the web sphere. Digital divide is manifested not only in access and tools of access but also in the inability to provide locally relevant information. Here the portals come with solutions.
â€˜Swaram'- an audio magazine for visually challenged is ready to be rolled out. Swaram will reach to its beneficiaries in CDs as well as online. Audio communications play a vital role in the lives of the visually challenged. It is a medium that they largely depend on for information and entertainment. It is a quite common sight finding the blinds glued to a radio transistor. SPACE is committed to address the needs of the differently abled. We use the tools of ICT for bettering their lives.
Community radio now has new enthusiasts in Kerala. Rightly, among media students! The new found enthusiasts are Electronic Journalism Students of Press Club, who attended the workshop on community radio organised by SPACE and MEDIACT in Thiruvananthapuram from January 8-10, 2008.
January 16, Thiruvananthapuram. INSIGHT, an ICT centre for differently abled made its official launching. Insight is an ambitious project aimed at addressing the lives of over 3 lakhs visually challenged people of Kerala. The Insight Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, a state of art training facility jointly set up by SPACE and Kerala State IT Mission, have already trained a team of 12 master trainers in this direction. Also over 50 visually challenged students from different schools of Thiruvananthapuram have learned at Insight in the past months.