[AI] Karnataka elections: Accessible voting

Geetha Shamanna geetha at millernorbert.de
Sat May 10 08:21:54 EDT 2008


Numbering the buttons in braille will not solve the problem, as we would 
still need help figuring out which number represents which party, unless 
information is provided in braille.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Praful Vyas" <prafulnvyas at gmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Karnataka elections: Accessible voting


> Geeta and Kanchan,
> Last election was held in Gujarat, all voting machines were labeled in
> Braille only the number of buttons .
>
> With warm regards
> Yours sincerely
> Praful Vyas
> Hon. Secretary
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pamnani" <kanchanpamnani at hotmail.com>
> To: "Geetha Shamanna" <geetha at millernorbert.de>;
> <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 5:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Karnataka elections: Accessible voting
>
>
>> Geeta in Mumbai the machines are not labelled but you get a list of
>> candidates in braille which helps you choose the number of the candidate
>> that you want to vote for and then you can press the button on the
> machine.
>> I am not very sure but I have heard that either all the cases or atleast
> the
>> Bombay case regarding participation in the elections by the disabled have
>> been referred to Bombay High Court so I am forwarding your comments to 
>> the
>> lawyer handling the matter and Suhas and Ketan can take it up.
>> Kanchan
>> Kanchan Pamnani
>> Advocate & Solicitor
>> 9, Suleman Chambers,
>> Battery Street, Colaba,
>> Mumbai - 400 039.
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Geetha Shamanna" <geetha at millernorbert.de>
>> To: "Access india" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 12:29 PM
>> Subject: [AI] Karnataka elections: Accessible voting
>>
>>
>> > Hello all,
>> >
>> > Did any of you who voted in today's elections find braille labels on 
>> > the
>> > voting machines? I just returned from the polling booth;  despite all
>> > those
>> > promises, the voting machine did not have braille labels.
>> >
>> > We should take this up with the election commission so that by the next
>> > general election in 2009, all voting machines will be equipped with
>> > braille
>> > labels.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Geetha
>> >
>> >
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