[AI] Karnataka elections: Accessible voting

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Sun May 11 04:09:31 EDT 2008


In Bangalore, the numbers are in Braille and the returning officer in
the booth would read out the names behind the numbers and their parties
to the blind person. 

Subramani 



-----Original Message-----
From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Praful Vyas
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 5:17 PM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
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
Andhjan Kalyan Trust,
Behind Jain Derasar, Station Plot, Dhoraji 360410,
Dist. Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Phone: 91-2824-223502, Fax: 91-2824-223502, Mobile: 91-9426201837.
E-mail: aktrust at sancharnet.in : prafulnvyas at gmail.com
Website: http://www.aktrust.org

----- 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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