[AI] attention, please! PC in RS. 1500

Srinivasu Chakravarthula srinivasu at srinivasu.org
Sat Aug 21 01:46:16 EDT 2010


Even if is distributed to education sector, it must be accessible to
all. Aren't there students with disabilities? Does anyone on the list
know, which ministry is handlinng this scheme? So that we can reach
out to them. Also, it's essential since Govt. Of India is bringing out
National Policy on Electronics Accessibility.

On 8/21/10, Adhimoolam Vetrivel Murugan <vadhimoolam at gmail.com> wrote:
> To begin with yes, but it will gradually be introduced to the general
> public. At least that's the sense I got from the Hindu report. Vetri.
>
> On 21/08/2010, KARAN GUPTA <karanzg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But there is a catch that it won't be sold to general public rather
>> they'll
>> will provide only 1 million devices to educational institutions only at
>> rs.
>> 1500 price tag...after the success of this pilot project, they may put it
>> on
>> shelves for general public with a higher price tag and ofcourse an
>> improved
>> model. Furthermore, this device has an open source OS Android 2.0, which
>> already has some accessibility options like talkback, soundback and
>> kickback. As the OS is an open source and is completely free, these
>> features
>> are not that fun to use but anyone can improve their functionality through
>> a
>> free easy to use tool by google.
>>
>> Kindest Regards
>> - Karan Gupta
>> ~ Sent from my mobile device
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: prateek aggarwal
>> Sent:  21.08.2010, 9:18  AM
>> To: accessindia; rpp-india; youthRI
>> Subject: [AI] attention, please! PC in RS. 1500
>>
>>
>> Hello all,
>> May I have  your kind attention please.
>>
>> While discussing some usual stuff with a friend yesterday, I got to
>> know that Indian government is soon to distribute tablet PC just for
>> RS 1500.
>>
>> While its a great news for all, I’m afraid if it’ll be accessible or not.
>>
>> Though they have stated that its going to be a touch screen system
>> along with a built in keyboard attached, but like most of the other
>> things by government, I don’t want it to be inaccessible.
>>
>> Since the device does not have a harddisk and all the things will be
>> preinstalled on it, I did not read a single word if any talking
>> software is installed on it.
>>
>> This is worrisome, and I wanted to work on this.
>>
>> With what they have announced, the device looks  promising.
>>
>> is there any organization/group/individual who wish to take this forward?
>>
>> Perhaps, we should clearly talk to ministry of HRD and inquire if its
>> going to be accessible or not.
>>
>> A PC in rs. 1500 will be great boon for whole of our community, and it
>> may bring in a revelution in our state and development.
>>
>> I request all the NGOs working for blind people, activists groups,and
>> individuals to please come forward and bring ourselves in the
>> attention for the government before it gets very late.
>>
>> It’s a perfect time to inquire about it, and if it isn’t accessible,
>> then we can skirmish with government to make it like that.
>>
>> Following are some of the news which have been published in the
>> newspapers on 23 july.
>>
>> ---
>> India unveils Rs 1,500 (30$) tablet PC
>> www.mobileclues.com/india-unveils-rs-1500-30-tablet-pc -
>>  July 23rd, 2010  Mohan
>>
>> Here is good news for Indian now Indian government is announced tablet
>> PC just for RS 1500,yes its true  The Union minister for human
>> resource development
>> (HRD) of India  Kapil Sibal on Thursday unveiled laptop which are
>> priced at Rs 1500.
>>
>> College and university students can buy a laptop at an unbelievable
>> price of Rs 1500 possibly making it the cheapest computer in the
>> world, Human Resource
>> Development Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters. “Our learners should
>> get it in 2011 and the government will provide a 50 per cent subsidy
>> per computer,”
>> the Minister added.
>>
>> The computer has been developed by a research team comprising IIT
>> professors and experts from IISc, does not have a hard disc and uses
>> Linux… but it has
>> every function, which a normal computer has, the minister claimed.
>>
>> it is touch screen and and a built in keyboard along with 2GB RAM,
>> Wi-Fi connectivity, USB port and powered by a 2-watt system to suit
>> poor power supply
>> areas, This will support video web conferencing, multimedia content
>> viewer (pdf, docx, ods, adp, jpeg, gif, png, bmp, odt, zip, avchd,
>> avi, ac3, xls),
>> searchable pdf reader, unzip tool. This device also posses computing
>> capabilities like Open Office, SciLab for Printing, media player for
>> streaming videos
>> and USB Port.
>>
>> The laptop is currently not available for sale in the market as the
>> Government has decided to launch it for students in 2011.
>> ---
>>
>>
>> There are many more newspapers, websites and other sources who have
>> published this news.
>>
>> Click on the below link to find them on the google search:
>> http://www.google.co.in/#hl=en&source=hp&q=pc+in+rs.+1500%2C+government+of+india&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=d4204c7adcb357d0
>>
>> please come forward, the step may  prove extremely beneficial for our
>> community mates
>>
>> will love to hear from you.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Prateek agarwal.
>>  Skype:
>> Prateek_agarwal32
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>>
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