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

Swarna Lakshmi swarna.l2010 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 07:44:13 EDT 2010


Hai,

I agree with you. If any changes are to be made we can request at this
design stage.

cheers
Swarna

On 8/21/10, Srinivasu Chakravarthula <srinivasu at srinivasu.org> wrote:
> 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
>>>>>> Wanna see inside me? My blog is the telescope:
>>>>>> 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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>>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>>
>>>> Srinivasu Chakravarthula
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>
> Srinivasu Chakravarthula
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