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

Srinivasu Chakravarthula srinivasu at srinivasu.org
Sat Aug 21 05:15:02 EDT 2010


Swarna,
Who else other than the MHRD can give us the information? I think, the
right way to approach the Ministry and let them address the issue
right at the design stage.

On 8/21/10, Swarna Lakshmi <swarna.l2010 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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>>>>> http://www.myfriendprateek.blogspot.com
>>>>> website:
>>>>> http://www.prateekagarwal.webs.com
>>>>>
>>>>> the best way to accomplish your softwares/websites development needs.
>>>>> You tell, I'll build.
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