[AI] Policy urgent

Abdul Razique 1988.abdul at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 08:46:43 EST 2008


Yes sir,
This is indeed a good suggestion as this will prevent tampering of answer 
sheets.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dinesh Kaushal" <dineshkaushal at hotmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Policy urgent


> In the section 13.j.vi All the data on the Computer must be password
> protected using the utility software called Folder Access. This software 
> can
> make any folder access limited by password.
>
> Can we put it "Folder Access" as suggestion rather than a must? as there
> might be other software which can do the same, making it to read as .
>
> vi All the data on the Computer must be password protected using some
> utility which can protect data for a particular folder. Suggested software
> is Folder Access, this software can make any folder's access restricted by
> password.
>
>
>
>
> Regards
> Dinesh Kaushal
>
> blog at
> dineshkaushal.blogspot.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Pamnani
> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 1:26 PM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: [AI] Policy urgent
>
>
>
>
> I hope this Policy is Ok with everyone. if not then please call me on
> 9821013644 urgently.
> The Policy for Examination of the Disabled
>
>
> The Policy for the Examination of the Disabled envisages a tension free
> environment for the Disabled before, during and after the Examination.
> It is time that India had a comprehensive, standard but dynamic policy for
> examination of the Disabled.
>
>
>
> The need for a standard and comprehensive Policy throughout India for the
> examination of the Disabled has been growing since:
>
>
>
>  a.. Every year more and more Disabled candidates are appearing for 
> various
> examinations.
>  b.. The kind of Disability that has to be considered has also been
> increasing over the years.
>  c.. Number of examining bodies has been increasing over the years
>
>
>  a.. Various orders/judgments/directions have been passed by various
> Courts/Commissions/Authorities that deal with the problem in piecemeal.
>
>
>  a.. Various examination conducting authorities have different rules 
> and/or
> implement the rules in different ways.
>
>
>  a.. Technology is improving and needs to be taken into account
>
>
>  a.. The anxiety suffered by the examinees before and during the
> examination has to be removed
>
>
>  a.. Questions asked at written examinations and the examinations
> themselves are varied and need to be answered in various ways.
>
>
>  a.. Competition is increasing and the Disabled have to be given a level
> playing field.
>
>
> 1. Comprehensive
>
>
>
> Looking at the needs of each Disability, the Policy must cover as many
> issues as possible and not leave any ambiguities and lacuna. Basically it
> has to cover all questions raised by the officials of the Examining
> authority who tend to harangue the candidates just before the 
> examinations.
>
>
>
>
> 2. Flexible and Dynamic
>
>
>
> The implementers of the Policy have to be able to adapt to the situation.
> There may be a need to change the Scribe at the last minute or a 
> Disability
> may arise while the exam Schedule is on for eg. A candidate may fracture 
> his
> hand while returning from a paper and may need the use of a Scribe for the
> remaining papers. Also technology is evolving and needs to be taken into
> account. The discretion of the officials of the Examining authority has to
> be exercised keeping the best interest of the candidate in mind.
>
> This Policy must be reviewed periodically after recording the experience 
> of
> all concerned.
>
>
>
> 3. All Examinations
>
>
>
> This Policy will apply to all examinations being conducted in India
> generally and specifically to examinations conducted by Educational
> institutions- schools and  colleges (both internal and external), School 
> and
> College Boards, universities and deemed universities, autonomous bodies
> conducting entrance or promotional examinations as well as all
> recruiting/promoting  authorities and any other authorities or bodies 
> under
> which a Disabled examinee wishes to appear for an examination for any
> purpose whatsoever.
>
>
>
> The categorization of exams into exams conducted by educational 
> institutions
> and competitive exams is uncalled for. However there may be specific
> requirements of each exam and these have been addressed in this Policy.
>
>
>
> 4. Need for the facility of a Scribe
>
>
>
> In a country like India which envisages for its citizen's equality of
> opportunity, allows its Disabled to take exams but has denied on several
> occasions its disabled examinees the use of a Scribe. This denial has let 
> to
> anomalous situations where a visually disabled examinee has been allowed 
> to
> appear in an examination but has not been allowed the use of the scribe
> thereby effectively denying the visually disabled to appear in the
> examination and better his prospects. The humanitarian and logical aspect 
> of
> providing a facility of a Scribe should not have been required to be spelt
> out however since the ground level situation is such that the Disabled 
> have
> been discriminated against on such basic issues even this needs to be
> clearly documented.
>
>
>
> 5. Entitled
>
>
>
> Categorizing of the Disabled persons who will be entitled to get the
> facilities of a Scribe could be standardized to some extent.
>
>
>
> However there has to be some flexibility depending on the requirement of a
> candidate.
>
>
>
> Certain disabled persons like the totaled blind would definitely need the
> use of a Scribe however others may just need some adjustment or concession
> example large font or adjustment of the microscope during practical exams 
> or
> graph papers with larger squares.
>
>
>
> Therefore to make an exhaustive list of the disabled who will be allowed
> use of a Scribe is not possible. The list of the disabled must be an
> inclusive list and should give the examining authority discretion to 
> include
> other persons but not to disallow persons mentioned on the list. It may 
> not
> be proper to lay down iron clad rigid rules in terms of percent with
> disability that will be allowed Scribe.
>
>
>
> Learning Disabled candidates have been allowed the use of a Scribe and 
> other
> concessions by the State of Maharashtra.
>
>
>
>
>
> 6.  Supervision
>
>
>
> The examining authorities are duty bound to ensure that no mal practices
> like copying and cheating are indulged by candidates during the
> examinations. For all examinations the responsibility of a fair and free
> examination lies with the Examining Authority. The Examining Authority
> evaluates the situation and decides on the number of invigilators,
> supervisors and assistants. The examining authorities cannot pass on this
> burden to the disabled candidate.  The fetters being put on the choice of 
> a
> scribe is unfair and reeks of chauvinism. The examining authorities must 
> not
> be allowed to shirk their responsibility of proper invigilation onto the
> candidates by restricting his choice of Scribe. Some Examining Authorities
> have a practice of appointing one invigilator per candidate with special
> needs; some other Examining Authorities have a special room for such
> candidates and have one invigilator for the room. Some Authorities 
> actually
> have a special Centre for such Examinees.
>
>
>
> 7. Scribe
>
>
>
> Provisions of a Scribe would not be different for competitive exam and
> regular school/college exams. An examination at whatever level and for
> whatever course is still a test of the knowledge and skill of an examinee.
> The Scribe is a mere facilitator.
>
>
>
> Limiting a candidate's choice of a Scribe on grounds of age, capabilities,
> qualifications, level of education or marks scored is actually unfair and
> prejudices the candidate. It is for the Examining Authority to take care 
> of
> supervision as stated in 6 hereinabove.
>
>
>
> The guidelines in paras 3 and 4 herein Below are to be considered only as
> transitionary guidelines and as a compromise to close the matter at this
> stage.  These guidelines will need to be revisited as the acceptability by
> the Examining Authority increases.
>
>
>
>
>
> Criteria of marks of the Scribe is immaterial and redundant if the 
> examining
> authorities do their part as explained in Para 6 above.
>
>
>
> Criteria of 40% to 60% marks of a Scribe are paradoxical and arbitrary.
> Paradoxical in the sense that Examining Authorities believe 40% to 60% 
> marks
> is bad enough that the Scribe would not be unduly able to help the 
> candidate
> while 40% to 60% is good enough that the scribe can sufficiently address 
> all
> the requirements of a scribe.
>
>
>
> Any criteria based on the marks of a Scribe are arbitrary as there is no
> uniformity in marking in the different exams conducted in India nor is 
> there
> uniformity in marking in the different subjects being tested. Also no 
> study
> has been conducted which recommends such a criteria
>
>
>
> Fixing cut of marks for Scribe is unfair, especially in current system 
> where
> the students score very high marks in their secondary and senior secondary
> school examination. Hence the students with 40% or 60% marks are bound to 
> be
> weak student academically & may not be able to comprehend especially 
> tables
> & graphs in test of reasoning, mathematical & scientific symbols and read
> properly, also their language skills would be shabby leading to the 
> wastage
> of valuable time.
>
>
>
> The discretion to choose a Scribe is always with the Candidate however for
> various reasons the Candidate may turn to the Examining Authority for
> assistance in this matter.  The examining Authority has to provide Scribe
> who can adequately take care of the problem.
>
>
>
> The Examining authority has to consider the mental capacity of the Scribe
> which includes the Scribe's ability to read out questions, take dictation
> and deal with situations   which are fraught with tension.
>
>
>
> Change of Scribe just before the start of the exam schedule or just before 
> a
> paper or during the paper is a possibility which the Chief Supervisor of 
> the
> Examining Authority has to deal with. The candidate cannot be made to 
> suffer
> for such eventualities. In case of a necessity of change of Scribe before
> the Examination starts the candidate must be allowed the use of a Scribe
>
>
>
>
> 8. Additional Time
>
>
>
> There is no doubt that additional time is to be given to a disabled
> candidate whether using the facility of a Scribe or not. The Disabled
> Candidate is slower while reading the question paper and much slower while
> answering it compared to a non Disabled Candidate. While dictating to a
> scribe repeating words and sentences and checking the answer sheet a lot 
> of
> time is lost.
>
>
>
> Different educational institutions and competitive exams all over the
> country have varied rules regarding this.
>
>
>
> The need for a standard policy in this regard has been felt for a long 
> time.
>
>
>
>
>
> 9. Technology
>
>
>
> The advancement in technology has to be considered and the benefits must 
> be
> harnessed for the betterment of the Disabled. The use of technology has
> given the Disabled a chance to be independent. It is time that the 
> Examining
> authorities accept the new possibilities and facilitate its use.
>
>
>
> The Examining authorities must use the available resources of eg. Centres 
> at
> Universities, colleges and in the community which have facilities to allow
> Disabled Candidates to give their exams on the computer. Candidates may be
> allowed to use their own personal computers/laptops after proper check of
> the hard disc by the Examining authorities.
>
> The Examining Authorities have to provide other facilities like printers 
> and
> UPS which are compatible.
>
>
>
> The software and appliances to be allowed and utilized are evolving
> therefore there cannot be a fixed set and the Examining Authorities have 
> to
> see the situation and discuss the matter with the candidates and experts 
> and
> then permit the technology to be used.
>
>
>
> 10. Kinds of Exams
>
>
>
> There are many kinds of exams being conducted for eg. Viva, practical,
> online, open book apart from the traditional written exam which now has
> subjective, multiple choice and one word answers. The Policy has to be
> comprehensive to deal with all such exams.
>
>
>
> 11. Certificate of Disability
>
>
>
> The Examining Authority must accept the Certificate of disability produced
> by the Candidate which has been issued by the Competent Authority under 
> the
> Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995.
>
>
>
> The Examining Authority cannot ask the candidate to undergo a fresh test
> every time he sits for an exam.
>
>
>
> 12. Publicity and Implementation
>
>
>
> This Policy needs to be widely publisised by all the Ministries to their
> constituents as past experience has shown that the Examining Authorities 
> do
> not believe the candidates when the candidates produce the relevant
> circulars or notifications. The hassle of finding proof of the circular
> should not be on the candidate.
>
>
>
> Further, after this policy comes into effect the non-implementing body
> should invalidate the examination and they should reorganize the same. 
> This
> is a deterrent to the non implementation of the Policy.
>
>
>
> 13. Disabilities
>
>
>
> Although the herein below guidelines are specifically for Visually 
> disabled
> candidates these guidelines may be used by the Examining authorities while
> conducting examinations for other candidates suffering from disability
> whether permanent or temporary.
>
>
>
>
>
> Policy for Examination of the Visually Disabled
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 1. Scribe
>
>
> a. The Visually Disabled candidate must be allowed the use of a Scribe who
> will read the question papers and write/type the answers dictated by the
> Visually disabled candidate.
>
>
>
> b. Since one of the important factors while doing an examination is speed,
> adequate practice is necessary, Visually Disabled persons should be 
> allowed
> to use the services of a scribe of his/her own choice. The Visually 
> Disabled
> candidate may however request the Examining authority to provide a Scribe.
>
>
>
> c. The discretion to arrange for his/her own Scribe or to be provided by a
> Scribe by the Examining Authority is with the candidate alone.
>
>
>
> d. No other restriction other than those mentioned in Clauses 3 or 4 
> herein
> below should be imposed on the selection of a scribe.
>
>
>
> e. It is desirable that the candidate and the scribe are from the same
> stream.
>
>
> 2. Examination Form/Application
>
>
> a. All Application Forms/Advertisements for exams should mention that a
> Visually Disabled candidate will be allowed the use of a Scribe and
> alternative formats will be provided.
>
>
>
> b. The examining authority should give a clear option in the advertisement
> itself whether the examinee wishes the scribe to be provided by the
> examination conducting body or he/she wishes to arrange the scribe on
> his/her own.
>
>
>
> c. The Examining authority at the time of advertisement/application should
> also print the criteria/qualification for scribe to be followed.
>
>
>
> d. The application form should have a provision asking low vision persons 
> to
> indicate the requirement of question paper in large print.  The
> advertisement for examination as well as the application form should also
> clearly mention that the low vision persons would be allowed the use of
> magnifying glass.
>
>
>
>
>
> 3. Scribes chosen by Candidate
>
>
>
>
>
> a. In case the candidate avails the services of his/her own scribe/writer,
> the scribe/writer   should be one grade junior in academic qualification
> than the candidate if from the same stream.  However, this condition shall
> not apply if the scribe/writer is from a different stream.
>
>
>
> b. For competitive examinations the scribe needs to be one level below the
> eligibility criteria of the competitive exam in consideration.
>
>
>
> c. For internal exams of schools and colleges the condition of the scribe
> being one grade junior in academic qualification than the candidate should
> not be enforced strictly as this would cause undue hardship to the 
> candidate
> and give rise to unviable solutions.
>
>
>
>
>
> 4. Scribes provided by Examining Authorities
>
>
>
> a. Considering the practical problems, it is necessary that even if the
> scribe is provided by the examination conducting authorities, at the 
> request
> of examinee, such authorities must ensure the competence of the
> scribe/writer. If the scribe is provided by the examining authorities, it
> should be ensured that the scribe is adequately qualified to understand 
> the
> questions and to explain them to the candidate.
>
>
>
> b. To ensure the competence of such a scribe provided, the following
> conditions should be adhered to:
>
>
>
> i.           as far as possible and practical, the scribe himself/herself
> should be a current student;
>
>
>
> ii.          In any case, the time interval between when such a scribe
> ceased to be a student himself/herself and the time he/she is acting as a
> scribe should not be more than three years, because with the lapse of 
> time,
> natural abilities of a student like writing speed, taking dictation and
> writing an examination efficiently in a specified time frame, suffer a
> considerable decline. However strict adherence to this requirement cannot 
> be
> stretched beyond a logical point.
>
>
>
> iii.        The medium of instruction of the scribe in his/her studies
> should essentially be, or have been, the same as the examinee.
>
>
>
> iv.        Scribe should, as far as possible, belong to the same stream as
> the examinee.
>
>
>
> v.         In cases where the scribe is provided by exam conducting bodies
> at the request of the examinee, she/he should not have scored below 55%
> marks in the last exam.
>
>
>
> vi.        While appointing a Scribe the mental capacity and maturity 
> level
> of a scribe should be considered.
>
>
>
> C. the candidate must have a chance to meet the scribe a day before the
> exam. This would ensure that the 2 get comfortable with one another. It
> would also give the candidate a chance to check whether the scribe is
> suitable.
>
>
>
> d. The examining body should identify the scribes/writers and make the
> panels at district/Division or state level as per requirement of
> examination.
>
>
>
> e. The Panels of scribe should be as per requirement of the
> stream/discipline eg. Arts, Commerce, Science & Mathematics, Engineering,
> Medical etc. and only eligible scribes should be included in the panel.
>
>
>
> 5. Supervision
>
>
>
> Any attempt at cheating and other malpractices can be curbed by ensuring
> proper supervision and vigilance by the invigilators. This is the
> responsibility of the Examining Authority. No restrictions should be 
> imposed
> on the choice of a scribe by a candidate on this account.
>
>
>
> 6. Additional time
>
> a.                   The facility of Additional time must be allotted to 
> all
> Visually Disabled candidates appearing for examinations in any format with
> or without the use of a Scribe.
>
> b.                  For a written test of duration of 1 hour at least 30
> minutes extra time should be allotted.
>
> c.                   Similarly For written tests involving more than one 
> or
> less than one hour extra time should be worked out on the basis of 30
> minutes per one hour criteria.
>
>
>
> 7. Arrangements at the Examination
>
>
>
> a. Proper sitting arrangement should be made before commencement of the
> examination so as to avoid confusion and distraction.
>
>
>
> b. Sitting arrangements for the disabled candidates should be made on the
> ground floor, as far as possible.
>
>
>
> c. Refreshments, if any to scribes/writers should either are served before
> or after the examination and not during the examination.
>
>
>
> d. The Chief invigilator of the examination center should have 
> discretionary
> powers to accept last minute change of scribes under exigencies.
>
>
>
> e. Considering the fact that many exams are held in overlapping schedules
> and also the fact that the scribes may not be free/willing to commit
> themselves for the entire duration of exam or examination of various
> languages, more than one person may be permitted to write different papers
> for the same examination, provided they fulfill all other conditions laid
> down in clauses 3 or 4 above. For enacting such a change in scribes for
> different papers, the ground of contingency should not be a mandatory
> requirement.
>
>
>
> f. The letter approving the scribe should contain the following 
> information
> in writing:
>
> i. The extra time given to the candidate
>
> ii. He shall be seated separately
>
> iii. Contact address and phone number of competent authority should also 
> be
> printed for last minute change of scribe.
>
>
>
> g. To minimize the need for last minute change in the scribe and in view 
> of
> (e) above, a collective sanction letter may be issued, sanctioning 
> multiple
> scribes proposed by the examinee, so that any of them may be called upon 
> to
> act as the scribe in any particular paper, without the hassle of 
> formalities
> involved in changing the scribe at the eleventh hour.
>
>
>
> h. Candidate, scribe and supervisor should be provided with full 
> information
> about the duration of the examination.
>
>
>
>
>
> 8. Aids and appliances
>
>
>
> a. a. All Visually Disabled candidates may be allowed to carry special
> mathematical aids such as Taylor's frame or abacus as they have no other 
> way
> of calculating sums.  Neither abacus nor Taylor's frame calculate the sums
> but are mere aids such as a paper for candidates with vision. Other
> equipments that should be allowed include welcrove board for drawing
> diagrams and drawing wheel.
>
>
>
>
>
> b. in papers such as accounts the visually disabled candidate may be 
> allowed
> to carry Braille slates and papers for writing the numbers as it is
> difficult to remember the balance sheets
>
>
>
> c. The visually disabled candidate should also be allowed to use optical/
> electronic low vision aids such as magnifying glass;
>
>
>
> d. Visually Disabled candidates must be allowed the use of a talking
> calculator in examinations in which the sighted candidates are allowed to
> use a calculator.
>
>
>
> 9. Alternative Formats
>
>
>
> a. In addition to the facility of a scribe the Visually Disabled 
> candidates
> have the facility to write answers in Braille or on a computer or a
> typewriter or may ask for question paper in large font.
>
>
>
> b. Considering the developments in technology, all examination conducting
> bodies should facilitate the use of computers for taking the exams by the
> visually Disabled examinees, if the candidate so desires.
>
>
>
> c. Visually Disabled candidates appearing for "Open book Exams may be
> provided the texts of such books in Braille, in digital format on the
> computer or in large text at the choice of the candidate.
>
>
>
> 10. Examination in Braille
>
>
>
> a.       The question paper may be provided in Braille or in accessible
> digital text or a reader may be provided to read out the question paper.
>
>
>
> b. the Reader must be chosen based on the guidelines suggested in Paras 3 
> or
> 4 as suggested hereinabove. C. Services of a Braille to print transcriber
> should be used to transcribe the answer sheet to normal print.
>
>
>
> c. this printed answer sheet may be sent for evaluation.
>
>
>
> d. Alternatively the answer paper in Braille should be evaluated by the
> expert/examiners in Braille script.
>
>
>
> 11. Large Print
>
>
>
> a. The font size of the question paper should not be less than 20 for the
> benefit of low vision candidates. However if the candidate requests for an
> alternative font size or style then he may be so provided.
>
>
>
> 12.  Alternative Questions
>
>
>
> a. Alternative questions must be provided in cases where the original
> question contains visual elements and/or require the candidate to 
> interpret
> or produce such visual elements. However the candidate may elect to answer
> the original question.
>
>
>
> b. Wherever possible, the visual graphs should be supplemented by
> descriptive explanation of the graphs for visually Disabled candidates.
>
>
>
> c. For practical exams the Visually Disabled candidate must be allowed the
> help of a laboratory assistant to conduct the experiment and or be 
> provided
> alternative oral questions in place of the experiment to be conducted. 
> Rules
> relating to Scribes in Para 3 and 4 hereinabove should apply to the
> laboratory Assistant.
>
>
>
> 13. Examination on Computers
>
>
>
> a. Visually Disabled candidates can appear in examination on the computer
> only if students are computer literate and can type at a reasonable speed.
> The software and hardware is now available to make students write their
> examinations both in Hindi and English mediums
>
>
>
> b. This form of examination is preferable than the use of scribes due to 
> the
> following reasons:
>
>
>
> i. High payments being demanded by Scribes
>
> ii. Wasting crucial time just before the examinations just to look for
> scribes.
>
> iii. Sexual harassment of girl students.
>
> iv. Losing marks due to mistakes of scribes or casual attitude of scribes.
>
> v. Week students getting away with good marks by making their scribes 
> write
> answers to questions that they do not know.
>
>
>
> c. The use of computers for examination does not mean that a scribe to 
> read
> the question paper is dispensed with. However the candidate may not 
> require
> a sighted person and dispense with the same.
>
>
>
> d. The responsibility to bring a computer is not on the student/ 
> candidate.
> The centre/ Examining authority shall spare one of its own Computers for 
> the
> exam.
>
>
>
> e. However if it is feasible then the candidate may be allowed to use his
> own computer. This may be decided by the candidate and the examining
> authority mutually.
>
>
>
> f. the only responsibility that a student aspiring to give exam on 
> computer
> has, is to bring the screen reading software.
>
>
>
> g. The candidate should be allowed to install the screen reading software 
> a
> day in advance on the computer provided with printer installed
>
>
>
> h. Access to the computer is to be given at least 20 minutes before start 
> of
> the examination.
>
>
>
> i . in case of power failure, the time of power failure is to be noted and
> the same amount of time augmented in the end time of the paper.
>
>
>
> j. recommended Equipment preparation:
>
>
>
> i.    For each candidate appearing in the examination two computers may be
> set up for this purpose. One for writing the examination and one as 
> stand-by
> in case of any failure in the machine.
>
> ii.  The computer should be of a configuration greater than the minimum
> required to support the screen reader. This is necessary since the student
> will be running other software as well so system resources
>
> iii. must be sufficient to run the operating system, the screen reader and
> other software concurrently.
>
> iv.The computer must have the following software installed:
>
>
>
> A.        MS Office
>
> B.         Page maker
>
> C.        screen reading software.
>
>
>
> v. The medium of examination for the student can be in English or Hindi.
>
>
>
> vi. All the data on the Computer must be password protected using the
> utility software called Folder Access. This software can make any folder
> access limited by password.
>
>
>
> vii. UPS with back-up of 2 hours must be installed and connected at the
> centre. Enough power back-up needs to be provided for the examination
> centre.
>
>
>
> viii. Two printers may be kept for taking the final print-outs of the 
> answer
> sheets.
>
>
>
> k. Recommended procedure for examination:
>
>
>
> l. The computer centre or the library may be designated as one of the
> examination centres for conducting the examination.
>
>
>
> m. Question paper must be sent to this Centre on a CD.
>
>
>
> n. question paper should be given as a computer document in MS word or htm
> format.
>
>
>
> o. If question paper cannot be provided in accessible format, then a 
> reader
> is to be provided to read out the question paper.
>
>
>
> p. if the question paper is in an inaccessible to screen reader format for
> eg. page-maker file format then The paper requires to be converted into a
> screen reader accessible file. The original file may be opened in the page
> maker software. Each page of the question paper must be copied and pasted 
> in
> the MS word document.
>
>
>
> q. if the candidate is appearing in English Medium,  the screen reader
> software may speak gibberish where Hindi text appears, all Hindi language
> text must be deleted from the question paper.
>
>
>
> r. This MS word file must be password protected.
>
>
>
> s. Answer sheet- One blank MS-word document may be created on the Computer
> and shortcut to this may be created on the desk-top. This blank document
> must have the paper size and margins set according to the extension sheets
> of the answer sheet on which the final print-out will be taken. Viii. The
> role-number and other details of the candidate must be filled on the
> original sheet by the invigilator using normal pen. These extension sheets
> must be stapled with each sheet of the original answer sheet. Each sheet
> must be signed by the invigilator.
>
>
>
> t. The candidate must be allowed to have access to the Computer 20 minutes
> before the start of examination time.
>
>
>
> u. At the time of start of examination, the password for the question 
> paper
> file must be told to the candidate.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 14. On line Exams
>
>
>
> All Examining Authorities conducting online exams must follow the 
> guidelines
> stated hereinabove to the extent practicable. It is the responsibility of
> the Examining Authorities to make their websites, question papers and all
> other study material accessible i.E. designed and available in accessible
> format. Examining Authorities must follow international rules, guidelines
> and standards laid down in this behalf. The candidate must be able to do 
> the
> exam on his own.
>
> Conclusion
>
>
>
> The paramount purpose of the Policy is to alleviate the hardship being
> caused to the Visually disabled candidate due to uncertainty in policy and
> to mitigate the effects of a disability.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Drafted by Kanchan Pamnani, Advocate and solicitor
>
> Experienced and contributed by Members of Accessindia,
> accessindia at accessindia.org
>
> Researched and Compiled by Xaviers Resource Centre for the Visually
> Challenged, ST. Xaviers college, 5 Mahapalika MargMumbai
>
>
>
> Kanchan Pamnani
> Advocate & Solicitor
> 9, Suleman Chambers,
> Battery Street, Colaba,
> Mumbai - 400 039.
>
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