[AI] Fw: DVD of a Bollywood film with Audio Descriptionin Hindi available worldwide for the first time.

Prashant Verma PR_VERMA at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 27 07:44:02 EDT 2010


Greetings,
I hope you all are aware that Saksham Trust, Delhi  has added audio 
description to several Hindi films and that their CDs are available from 
their office. They have done AD for Black, Hanuman, a children film Kad Kad 
Kaggu and others. The most recent is Tare Jamin Par.
See their website for more info - http://www.saksham.org/project.php?id=1

Prashant

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From: "Rai, Sonali" <Sonali.Rai at rnib.org.uk>
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 6:54 PM
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: DVD of a Bollywood film with Audio Descriptionin	Hindi 
available worldwide for the first time.

>
> Hi all,
>
> I normally don't post anything to this listing but I have been reading
> all comments that have been put up regarding audio description on
> Bollywood films and I feel compelled to reply to all the
> queries/comments that have been taking the rounds. Let me start by
> giving a brief introduction, I am the International Projects Development
> Officer with the Media and Culture Department at RNIB and amongst other
> initiatives, I am working on the access solution for Bollywood films
> keeping in mind its blind and partially audiences in the UK.
>
> We were quite glad that media across the world covered the launch of AD
> on Bollywood films with such enthusiasm but what they failed to mention
> in their coverage was that that the film 'My name is Khan' will be
> available with audio description only in the UK cinemas and not anywhere
> else.
>
> All cinema prints of MNIK released in the UK were accompanied by AD.
> Unfortunately, the prints released elsewhere in the world did not have
> AD with it. The film company has not released a DVD of the film as yet
> but the UK DVD release that is scheduled for June 12, 2010 is likely to
> have the AD track on it. It is highly unlikely that the one that will
> release in India or elsewhere in the world will have the AD track on
> them.
>
> I will try and explain why this happened: Audio description, very much
> like subtitling, is provided and paid for by  the distributor of a film.
> In this case, the 20th Century Fox. But the distributor in India is Star
> Fox and the UK distributor is 20th Century Fox International. Even
> though the parent company is the same, they are completely separate
> operating units with separate revenue streams. We managed to convince
> the 20th Century Fox International, the UK distributor   to describe
> their Bollywood release like they describe all their Hollywood releases
> and they did but the guys back in India were completely ignorant of the
> request. Even now the film is soon going to be released on the DVD, it
> is likely that the AD track will be available on the DVD released in the
> UK but not on the DVD released in India.  It's quite sad and even people
> back at Dharma Productions have been as dismissive of the situation as
> they can be. The only way that comes into my mind to tackle this issue
> is by writing to them till the time they acknowledge that it is a
> problem and are ready to do something about it. You can find their
> contact details on this link:
> http://www3.dharma-production.com/contactus.html. The more they hear
> about it from people, the more convinced they are going to be about
> adding AD.
>
> At the same time, Eros International, another Bollywood distributor has
> been great and are trying to work with us to make their films accessible
> by adding AD. Their first release is VEER- the DVD of this film will be
> available in India with AD. You should be able to walk into your Planet
> M anytime and pick up a copy. VEER is the first one in the world to be
> made available on the DVD so if you happen to watch it, please do send
> us your feedback. We would be keen to hear what people have to say about
> the new development.
>
> And if you have any further questions, please do let not hesitate to
> write to me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Sonali Rai
>
> International Development Officer
> Media and Culture Department
> Royal National Institute of Blind People
> 105 Judd Street
> London
> WC1H 9NE
> Tel:   020 7391 3270
> Fax:  020 7387 7109
> Sonali.rai at rnib.org.uk
>
> www.rnib.org.uk/audiodescription
> Audio Description is a free service that transforms the enjoyment of TV,
> Film, Theatre and sports events for people with sight problems.
>
> Audio description is now available on television and DVD, as well as in
> cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries and sports venues. For more
> information go to www.rnib.org.uk/audiodescription
>
>
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>   3. Re: Disclosing disability in CV (akhilesh)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:17:09 +0530
> From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
> To: "accessindia at accessindia.org.in" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: DVD of a Bollywood film with Audio Description
> in Hindi available worldwide for the first time.
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> I meant to ask about audio description which they said MNIK has.
> Inbuilt narration is a part of many movies, but  it hardly gives all the
> details of visuals.
>
>
> Regards
>
> "Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God-- but to create
> Him."
>
>                                        --Arthur C. Clarke
>
> (Rajesh Asudani)
>
> Assistant General Manager,
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> Nagpur
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Namita
> Agarwal
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 11:14 AM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: DVD of a Bollywood film with Audio Description in
> Hindi available worldwide for the first time.
>
> I have had an experience of watching this movie on cable ,mr khan is
> narrating in the movie,the dialogue is quite clear to understand .
> Only 2 places I had to ask what is happening .for those who can't hear
> lip reading is clearly visible or which dialogue is not seen is shown
> by action.
> Very good script.
> _______
> regards namita.
>
>
> On 4/26/10, Asudani, Rajesh <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in> wrote:
>> What happened to audio description of MNIK?
>> Has nobody enjoyed it yet?
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> "Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God-- but to create
> Him."
>>
>>                                         --Arthur C. Clarke
>>
>> (Rajesh Asudani)
>>
>> Assistant General Manager,
>> Reserve Bank of India
>> Nagpur
>> 09420397185
>> O: 0712 2806676
>> Res: 0712 2591349
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Kanchan
> Pamnani
>> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 10:35 PM
>> To: Access India; Voice Vision. ; rpp-india at googlegroups.com
>> Subject: [AI] Fw: DVD of a Bollywood film with Audio Description in
> Hindi
>> available worldwide for the first time.
>>
>> i am forwarding a mail that I just received which is of interest to
> all of
>> us. Kanchan
>>
>>
>>
>> The Royal National Institute of Blind People's campaign for Audio
>> Description has resulted in several major distributors of Hollywood
> films
>> releasing their DVDs with an AD track in the UK. Now, for the first
> time,
>> the DVD of a Bollywood film with an AD track in Hindi will be made
> available
>> across the world.
>>
>> Eros International's VEER, a love story set in the historical context
> of the
>> British rule in India has resulted in a modern day British-Indian
>> collaboration, making Veer the first Bollywood film to have an
>> audio-description (AD) track in Hindi on its DVD. UK-based Royal
> National
>> Institute of Blind People (RNIB) worked with Eros International to
> achieve
>> this milestone after its research among blind or partially sighted
> people of
>> Asian origin in the UK and India found that over 70 per cent of
> respondents
>> were more likely to watch Bollywood films if AD in Hindi was provided.
>>
>>
>>
>> Veer DVD hits stores worldwide on 24th April 2010.
>>
>>
>>
>> feel free to contact me for any further information.
>>
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Sonali Rai
>>
>> International Development Officer
>> Media and Culture Department
>> Royal National Institute of Blind People
>> 105 Judd Street
>> London
>> WC1H 9NE
>> Tel:   020 7391 3270
>> Fax:  020 7387 7109
>> Sonali.rai at rnib.org.uk
>>
>> www.rnib.org.uk/audiodescription
>> Audio Description is a free service that transforms the enjoyment of
> TV,
>> Film, Theatre and sports events for people with sight problems.
>>
>> Audio description is now available on television and DVD, as well as
> in
>> cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries and sports venues. For more
>> information go to www.rnib.org.uk/audiodescription
>>
>>
>>
>>
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> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:31:21 +0530
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>> Subject: [AI] regarding 3g phone
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> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 01:09:06 -0800
> From: akhilesh <akhil.akhil29 at gmail.com>
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
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> Hi mr. Sameer,
> Undoubtedly you?ve raised an important issue, and it seems that we're
> all agreeing on the fact that the disability should be disclosed.
> However, as you've said, the interviewer tends to skip such
> information, so it seems no use of mentioning your disability.
> I personally think that it should be highlighted in such a way, that
> it could attract the attention at 2nd or 3rd glance of your CV.
> Asterisk it, bold it, but it should stand separate of cv?s format.
> Thanks,
> Akhilesh.
>
>
>
> On 4/25/10, harish <harish at accessindia.org.in> wrote:
>> Hi
>> To add to the discussion, you can also enlist contact info of a few
> blind
>> persons who could be reffered with a brief description of the work
> profile.
>> Pl do take care in, first, seeking confirmation from the persons
> reffered
>> and that they are also  persuing an occupation similar to the job in
>> question.
>> This will help in easing the concerns and apprehensiveness in their
> mind.
>> Harish.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Vamshi. G" <gvamshiai at gmail.com>
>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 10:21 PM
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I second Subramani sir's opinion.
>>>
>>> Besides, exposing our disability before the employer is inevitable.
>>> And by hiding it in the CV, we are only postponing the inevitable.
>>>
>>> When we mention about our disability in the CV, we should make sure
>>> that we also mention the coping strategies like mobility, assistive
>>> technology etc.  And also, as we know the job we are going to do, we
>>> should write how we think we are fit for handling that particular job
>>> despite the disability.
>>>
>>> Leave the standard format of CV and  customise it to each and every
>>> job applied for.
>>>
>>> --
>>> G. Vamshi
>>> PH Res : +91 877-2243861
>>> Mobile: +91 9949349497
>>> E-mail ID:
>>> gvamshiai at gmail.com
>>> Skype: gvamshi81
>>>
>>> www.retinaindia.org
>>>>From darkness unto light
>>>
>>>
>>> On 4/25/10, Subramani L <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in> wrote:
>>>> Despite being a disadvantage, I strongly feel the disability of a
> person
>>>> must be clearly mentioned in a separate section ccalled "Disability"
> and
>>>> a proper description of it. Hiding it would make you guilty of
>>>> concealing a fact that is vital to the employee's judgement of you.
>>>> Since in some cases you may be the first disabled ccandidate to be
>>>> appearing for the job, hiding your disability would also imply you
> are
>>>> not comfortable about your disability, which would never leave you
> in a
>>>> stronger position to convince your potential employer that your
>>>> disability won't come in the way of your ability to perform. Besides
> if
>>>> you are not comfortable about it, the employee will have all the
> good
>>>> reasons of not feeling  comfortable hiring you.
>>>>
>>>> Hiding it is hardly going to help you, so mention it voluntarily and
>>>> show that you have done a good job of dealing with the ccondition
>>>> yourself. Surely some employees will see the logic of such an
> argument
>>>> and -with all your prowess with the PC and internet- may even think
> of
>>>> giving you a chance.
>>>>
>>>> Subramani
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Sameer
>>>> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 1:26 PM
>>>> To: Access India
>>>> Subject: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Dear Friends,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> We recently had a discussion on whether we should disclose our
>>>> disability
>>>> during the ongoing national census. I wish to know the members'
>>>> viewpoints
>>>> on disclosure of disability in job interviews in cases where there
> is no
>>>>
>>>> reservation.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I seek the members' views on the following queries.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   1.. Whether we should disclose our disability in the CV sent to
>>>> prospective employers, job consultants or posted on various job
> portals?
>>>>   2.. In case we decide to disclose our disability in the CV, where
>>>> should
>>>> it be disclosed? Assuming the CV has 4 sections - General
> Information,
>>>> Educational record, work experience & salary details, where should
> the
>>>> disability be disclosed & in what manner?
>>>>   3.. In case we are called for a job interview, should we check in
>>>> advance
>>>> whether the company will be willing to consider us inspite of our
>>>> disability? This query is more relevant in case we have not
> disclosed
>>>> our
>>>> disability in the CV since some blind friends who had not disclosed
>>>> their
>>>> blindness were refused permission even to appear for the interview
> when
>>>> they
>>>> reached the employer's office. Also, it has been observed that
> inspite
>>>> of
>>>> disclosing disability, interviewers tend to skip over the
> information &
>>>> they
>>>> are surprised when they realize the interviewee is blind.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Seeking the learned members views on the above queries.
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mr. Sameer Latey,
>>>> Mumbai, India
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 14:50:18 +0530
> From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
> To: "accessindia at accessindia.org.in" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Subject: [AI] A request
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> Friends
> I am in urgent need of two dll files, namely:
> DBGHELP.DLL
> AND
> RPCSS.DLL
>
> I know they can be downloaded from net, but the site requires captcha
> verification.
> I do not have a reliable sighted assistance at hand.
> So anybody who happens to have discerning sighted human around, or can
> do the job with webvisum, would you please send in the two files by
> evening?
>
> Ps: I was particularly put back by phraseology of the site while
> introducing captcha: they said,
> :"Are you human?"
> then came the edit box.
> Now, I am human, but require a human with sight, to do the need full.
> So please if somebody could volunteer....
> I can not open the required sites from home, where such assistance is
> available, as the said dll files are missing, and so the system is
> erratic.
>
>
> Regards
>
> "Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God-- but to create
> Him."
>
>                                        --Arthur C. Clarke
>
> (Rajesh Asudani)
>
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> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:28:07 +0530
> From: "gautam" <gtm.agrawal at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Subject: [AI] Resolution in favoure of providing currect and true
> informations about disability in forth coming senses
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> All friends,
> Keeping all the facts in view which have been brought to our notice
> during
> last few days we should unanimously resolve here to provide all correct
> and
> true informations about our disability in forth coming national senses
> and
> in unified identity card format and spread a clear message to all of our
> other friends to do the same.  As many A.I. friends have expressed, the
> inclusion of the informations regarding disability in senses will go a
> long
> way for empowerment of our multimillion peers who have so for been
> unreachable to global movement of rehabilitation and development.
>
> Gautam Agarwal
> President,
> National Federation of the Blind,
> Karnataka
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Tushar
> Kansara
> Sent: 25 April 2010 20:15
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
>
> TRY SHOWING ABILITIES
> LOTS OF POSITIVE ABILITIES INSPITE OF BEING DIFFERENTLY ABLE IN SIGHT
>
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 8:24 PM, Subramani L
> <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>wrote:
>
>> Despite being a disadvantage, I strongly feel the disability of a
> person
>> must be clearly mentioned in a separate section ccalled "Disability"
> and
>> a proper description of it. Hiding it would make you guilty of
>> concealing a fact that is vital to the employee's judgement of you.
>> Since in some cases you may be the first disabled ccandidate to be
>> appearing for the job, hiding your disability would also imply you are
>> not comfortable about your disability, which would never leave you in
> a
>> stronger position to convince your potential employer that your
>> disability won't come in the way of your ability to perform. Besides
> if
>> you are not comfortable about it, the employee will have all the good
>> reasons of not feeling  comfortable hiring you.
>>
>> Hiding it is hardly going to help you, so mention it voluntarily and
>> show that you have done a good job of dealing with the ccondition
>> yourself. Surely some employees will see the logic of such an argument
>> and -with all your prowess with the PC and internet- may even think of
>> giving you a chance.
>>
>> Subramani
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Sameer
>> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 1:26 PM
>> To: Access India
>> Subject: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear Friends,
>>
>>
>>
>> We recently had a discussion on whether we should disclose our
>> disability
>> during the ongoing national census. I wish to know the members'
>> viewpoints
>> on disclosure of disability in job interviews in cases where there is
> no
>>
>> reservation.
>>
>>
>>
>> I seek the members' views on the following queries.
>>
>>
>>
>>  1.. Whether we should disclose our disability in the CV sent to
>> prospective employers, job consultants or posted on various job
> portals?
>>  2.. In case we decide to disclose our disability in the CV, where
>> should
>> it be disclosed? Assuming the CV has 4 sections - General Information,
>> Educational record, work experience & salary details, where should the
>> disability be disclosed & in what manner?
>>  3.. In case we are called for a job interview, should we check in
>> advance
>> whether the company will be willing to consider us inspite of our
>> disability? This query is more relevant in case we have not disclosed
>> our
>> disability in the CV since some blind friends who had not disclosed
>> their
>> blindness were refused permission even to appear for the interview
> when
>> they
>> reached the employer's office. Also, it has been observed that inspite
>> of
>> disclosing disability, interviewers tend to skip over the information
> &
>> they
>> are surprised when they realize the interviewee is blind.
>>
>>
>> Seeking the learned members views on the above queries.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Mr. Sameer Latey,
>> Mumbai, India
>>
>>
>>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:20:42 +0530
> From: Shadab Husain <shadabhsn at gmail.com>
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
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> On the other hand, seeing the trend of unacceptability, I am afraid -
> there is a possibility that the moment the employer would read about
> disability, he will reject the CV.
>
> Hiding the disability, or to put it more appropriately, not mentioning
> it in the CV should also be taken into consideration. If the CV is
> shortlisted, the candidate will get an opportunity to talk up the
> disability and demonstrate his abilities provided that he has a
> laptop.
>
> Vamshi sir you have wisely advised that the tasks that we can perform
> using the assistive technology should be mentioned. But you will
> readily agree that still there is a lot of ignorance about the
> technology we use, and I know that it is hard to make others
> understand that we are quite comfortable with computers.
>
> This was a contrasting opinion, but bringing it forth was necessary so
> that we can examine the pros and cons of the thing.
>
> Regards
>
> Shadab
> Shadablucknow.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> On 4/26/10, akhilesh <akhil.akhil29 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi mr. Sameer,
>> Undoubtedly you?ve raised an important issue, and it seems that we're
>> all agreeing on the fact that the disability should be disclosed.
>> However, as you've said, the interviewer tends to skip such
>> information, so it seems no use of mentioning your disability.
>> I personally think that it should be highlighted in such a way, that
>> it could attract the attention at 2nd or 3rd glance of your CV.
>> Asterisk it, bold it, but it should stand separate of cv?s format.
>> Thanks,
>> Akhilesh.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 4/25/10, harish <harish at accessindia.org.in> wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> To add to the discussion, you can also enlist contact info of a few
> blind
>>> persons who could be reffered with a brief description of the work
>>> profile.
>>> Pl do take care in, first, seeking confirmation from the persons
> reffered
>>> and that they are also  persuing an occupation similar to the job in
>>> question.
>>> This will help in easing the concerns and apprehensiveness in their
> mind.
>>> Harish.
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Vamshi. G" <gvamshiai at gmail.com>
>>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 10:21 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I second Subramani sir's opinion.
>>>>
>>>> Besides, exposing our disability before the employer is inevitable.
>>>> And by hiding it in the CV, we are only postponing the inevitable.
>>>>
>>>> When we mention about our disability in the CV, we should make sure
>>>> that we also mention the coping strategies like mobility, assistive
>>>> technology etc.  And also, as we know the job we are going to do, we
>>>> should write how we think we are fit for handling that particular
> job
>>>> despite the disability.
>>>>
>>>> Leave the standard format of CV and  customise it to each and every
>>>> job applied for.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> G. Vamshi
>>>> PH Res : +91 877-2243861
>>>> Mobile: +91 9949349497
>>>> E-mail ID:
>>>> gvamshiai at gmail.com
>>>> Skype: gvamshi81
>>>>
>>>> www.retinaindia.org
>>>>>From darkness unto light
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 4/25/10, Subramani L <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in> wrote:
>>>>> Despite being a disadvantage, I strongly feel the disability of a
> person
>>>>> must be clearly mentioned in a separate section ccalled
> "Disability" and
>>>>> a proper description of it. Hiding it would make you guilty of
>>>>> concealing a fact that is vital to the employee's judgement of you.
>>>>> Since in some cases you may be the first disabled ccandidate to be
>>>>> appearing for the job, hiding your disability would also imply you
> are
>>>>> not comfortable about your disability, which would never leave you
> in a
>>>>> stronger position to convince your potential employer that your
>>>>> disability won't come in the way of your ability to perform.
> Besides if
>>>>> you are not comfortable about it, the employee will have all the
> good
>>>>> reasons of not feeling  comfortable hiring you.
>>>>>
>>>>> Hiding it is hardly going to help you, so mention it voluntarily
> and
>>>>> show that you have done a good job of dealing with the ccondition
>>>>> yourself. Surely some employees will see the logic of such an
> argument
>>>>> and -with all your prowess with the PC and internet- may even think
> of
>>>>> giving you a chance.
>>>>>
>>>>> Subramani
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Sameer
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 1:26 PM
>>>>> To: Access India
>>>>> Subject: [AI] Disclosing disability in CV
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Dear Friends,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> We recently had a discussion on whether we should disclose our
>>>>> disability
>>>>> during the ongoing national census. I wish to know the members'
>>>>> viewpoints
>>>>> on disclosure of disability in job interviews in cases where there
> is no
>>>>>
>>>>> reservation.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I seek the members' views on the following queries.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>   1.. Whether we should disclose our disability in the CV sent to
>>>>> prospective employers, job consultants or posted on various job
> portals?
>>>>>   2.. In case we decide to disclose our disability in the CV, where
>>>>> should
>>>>> it be disclosed? Assuming the CV has 4 sections - General
> Information,
>>>>> Educational record, work experience & salary details, where should
> the
>>>>> disability be disclosed & in what manner?
>>>>>   3.. In case we are called for a job interview, should we check in
>>>>> advance
>>>>> whether the company will be willing to consider us inspite of our
>>>>> disability? This query is more relevant in case we have not
> disclosed
>>>>> our
>>>>> disability in the CV since some blind friends who had not disclosed
>>>>> their
>>>>> blindness were refused permission even to appear for the interview
> when
>>>>> they
>>>>> reached the employer's office. Also, it has been observed that
> inspite
>>>>> of
>>>>> disclosing disability, interviewers tend to skip over the
> information &
>>>>> they
>>>>> are surprised when they realize the interviewee is blind.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Seeking the learned members views on the above queries.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Mr. Sameer Latey,
>>>>> Mumbai, India
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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