[AI] Database

Kalpana Kharade kkharade at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 12:28:47 EDT 2008


very good suggestion Roopakshi.
                Dr.Kalpana
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roopakshi Pathania" <r_akshi_tgk at yahoo.com>
To: "pamnani" <pamnani at vsnl.com>; <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2008 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Database


>
> Organising information regarding career and
> educational issues is a crucial step.
>
> For hosting such a database, there must be a proper
> website.
>
> In US, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), has
> opened a career connect website that hosts information
> for and off people engaged in various careers.
> They have an interesting feature called "search for a
> mentor".
> Under this, one can search for a particular job field,
> and the search finds mentors that work in that field.
> The mentors are categorised according to different
> parameters.
>
> National Federation for the Blind (NFB) hosts
> different lists that serves different interests.
> For example, they have lists based on travel,
> technology, writing, etc.
>
> In India, an attempt has been made to gather
> information on disability by www.disabilityindia.org.
>
> We probably need similar kind of approach.
>
> Regards
>
> --- pamnani <pamnani at vsnl.com> wrote:
>
>> About  a year ago XRCVC had emailed a form on
>> accessindia requesting members to complete the same
>> with their respective information but hardly any one
>> had replied.
>> I have personally taken up this project.
>> For the last 2 months I have been writing to many of
>> you personally requesting you to send your
>> information in but hardly any of you have bothered.
>> I had decided to ask a few members at a time so that
>> I could have personal interaction and as yu do not
>> seem to like to respond to general mails.
>> It is shocking that you have not understood the need
>> for a database .
>>
>> There are many reasons for wanting to have a
>> consolidated online database and I will just explain
>> a few.
>>
>> 1. When job mapping is done at companies the
>> facilitator has an  all India reference and it is
>> easier to convince the companies.
>> 2. When parents of visually challenged  and the
>> newly visually challenged visit Associations for
>> help they are generally scared and disheartened by
>> the disability. These organisations could use the
>> database to increase the confidence levels. Its like
>> when I was going blind I thought for a little while
>> that I would never be able to continue with my
>> career till I saw Deepak Motiwala a blind senior
>> Solicitor doing well in his career. I was lucky that
>> I did not have difficulty finding Deepak's name or
>> address what would have happened had he been from
>> another city and I hadnt been told about him. This
>> database will be online and will be useful to both
>> organisations working for the welfare of the
>> visually challenged and the challenged themselves.
>>
>> 3. About a month ago Amar Jain had asked on
>> accessindia, the names of Visually challenged
>> lawyers. Did any of you notice that there were so
>> many lawyers on and off this list but none of us
>> could give a complete list or a reasonablly  good
>> list. Had this database been available this question
>> would not have arisen and the replies would have
>> been better and Amar's job done faster.
>> 4. There was an email from Prateek agarwal regarding
>> IT sector but he has not specified in what part of
>> IT sector does he want information. The database
>> would have helped him.
>> 5. Last week I was fighting a case against the
>> Maharashtra Public Services Commission for a totally
>> blind candidate. Even though the question was not
>> before the Court but the Court did ask casually that
>> could a totally Blind person do the work of a Naib
>> Tahsildar. Of course I said yes but had I known at
>> that time that our very own Rajesh Assudani had got
>> the appointment letter from the very same Commission
>> for the post of Naib Tahsildar the Court would have
>> passed the order much faster.
>>
>> I hope I have explained my case for the database and
>> all of you will send in your details and especially
>> the 75 people who have got mails on this issue from
>> me. please ask your friends and do definitely make
>> it a point to do it this weekend. I will not stop
>> sending you reminders but you better take
>> responsibility too.
>>
>> Thanks for reading this mail and sorry for being so
>> direct about this issue. I was losing hope about
>> ever finishing this project.
>>
>> A very big thank you to those who have filled up
>> their details and sent the forms.
>> Regards Kanchan
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