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

Swarna Lakshmi swarna.l2010 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 02:38:44 EDT 2010


Hai,

Whatever the offer may be, let us get the information about the
accessibility and availablity and then approach HRD.

cheers
Swarna
On 8/21/10, aisha sahani <mailtoaishasahani at gmail.com> wrote:
> i think its ministry of human resource and development (HRD).
>
> kapil sibble has announced it according to various newspapers.
>
> what i could understand, it will be distributed to college and
> university students.
> of course there are a number of disable students too.
>
>
> i don't understand these technologies, but i believe too that we
> should ask government if it will be accessible or not.
> usually, indian government is famous for developing inaccessible things.
> some example may be their websites, buildings, products and so on.
>
> so, before it gets late,  let's get up, unite,  and find out whether
> or not will it be usable for we blind people.
>
> aisha sahani.
>
>
> On 8/21/10, Srinivasu Chakravarthula <srinivasu at srinivasu.org> wrote:
>> 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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>>>>
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>> --
>> Sent from my mobile device
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Srinivasu Chakravarthula
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