[AI] Vidya Sagar launches websites for scribes
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Sun Sep 9 11:48:41 EDT 2007
Tamil Nadu - Chennai
Vidya Sagar to launch website for scribes
A databank of scribes and students will be
Others with neurological problems, autism and
learning disabilities too
A Government Order to this effect will make the
process much simpler:
CHENNAI: There is a shortage of people to write
exams for persons with
disabilities, according to Vidya Sagar, a
voluntary organisation working
with people with neurological impairments.
To create a greater awareness of the need for
such people (scribes), and
to bring together scribes and disabled people
who need them, it is
launching a website www.iscribe.co.in on
Many people can scribe and even want to but do
not know whom to contact or
how to go about it, Rohini Ramesh, co-ordinator
(resource) of Vidya Sagar,
said. The website will create a databank of
scribes and students and
match their profiles, she added.
Dipti Bhatia of Vidya Sagar said all that was
required for a person to
become a scribe was the ability to listen, write
clearly and if necessary,
see what non-verbal students pointed to in
charts, she added.
The use of scribes by visually challenged people
is common knowledge but
many do not realise that others with
neurological problems, autism and
learning disabilities too need scribes, Ms.
We have a limited circle of people we can
contact. The website will widen
the circle, she said.
The website has an introductory page explaining
the need for scribes and
what is required to become one. Another page is
meant for students to
explain what they need while another profiles
According to Ms. Bhatia, the laws provides for
visually disabled persons
and those with dyslexia to have scribes to write
But persons with other motor or neurological
disabilities too need them.
Though every person with a disorder who has
applied for a scribe has been
granted one, a government order to this effect
would make the process much
simpler, she said.
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