[AI] Examinations

BHAWANI SHANKAR VERMA bsvermadurg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 23:17:06 EDT 2010


braile is a good option, but, various NGOs for the blind are opposing the 
context.

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From: "RENUKA WARRIER" <erenuka at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 6:22 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations


> In Kerala the candidates can write their exams in braille for the SSLC 
> examination and the pictorial based questions are exumpted. For other 
> exams there is no such rule though.
> E RENUKA,
> SECTION OFFICER,
> ICT CENTRE FOR VISUALLY CHALLENGED,
> CHMK LIBRARY,
> UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
> CALICUT, UNIVERSITY P O,
> MALAPPURAM DISTRICT,
> KERALA.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Swasti Mathur" <swastimathur at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Monday, September 06, 2010 9:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations
>
>
>> hello madam,
>> my views are as follows:
>> first of all to reduce dependability of vi candidates on scribes for 
>> appearing in exams, where ever possible use of assistive technology must 
>> be laid amphysis.
>> for eg., few management exams are now conducted on line. as these are 
>> computer based exams, it is very practical to make use of jaws or other 
>> screen readers. such exams also overcome the hinderence of bias by 
>> examiner towards Vi candidates either too libral or too harsh as pointed 
>> by one of our friend. these technological advancements must be 
>> accomodated.
>> secondly, There should not be any stringint rules to be complied with 
>> while arranging for a writer. in place of it, invigilator in charge 
>> should be very dedicated towards his/her duty because many times i came 
>> across people who take a very good writer and they themselves dont do 
>> anything other than sitting and in place the entire paper is solved by 
>> the scribe. such practises are dubious raising serious questions on the 
>> capability of entire vi community. people tends to develop a mallaicious 
>> tendency towards us. most of the time invigilators are not found on the 
>> duty or sitting there and engaging themselves in some other chores. they 
>> should be very alert and see that upto what extent scribe is assisting 
>> the candidate. is candidate herself is answering questions or they are 
>> ansered by writer? this practice also act as a partiality against other 
>> vi candidates.
>> writer should be always from the same field or must be assosiated with 
>> the subject concerning the examination for which a vi candidate is 
>> appearing.
>> writer must be in no case be arranged by the body conducting exams. this 
>> must entirely lie in the domain of vi candidate appearing for exam.
>> questions of pictorial presentations must in every case be replaced by 
>> theoritical questions. in many examinations there is no such provision 
>> like in management exams. these exams have complex data to be 
>> interpreted.
>> as i am aiming at CAT, FMS, XAT, SNAP etc. inclusion of screen readers 
>> will be a very cozy step in this direction.
>> hope my opinions will add to this bettle against present dogmas.
>> regards
>> swasti Mathur
>> Sandeep Gautam wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> the problem of a scribe is common to all VI people who are student or 
>>> appearing for one or other exam (either for job etc.)
>>> I know one person, who is a  graduate from very reputed college in Delhi 
>>> and speaks very fluent, impressive, correct and intelligent English. 
>>> but, when he is told to type a paper, he even don't know the spelling of 
>>> "that" and other so simple words. .
>>> this was because he studied from audio material and with the help of 
>>> readers and got high colours with the help of a intelligent scribe.
>>> This draws very bad image for VI person as it shows VI persons got pass 
>>> in high colours due to the efficiency of good scribe ( although opposite 
>>> cases are also there).
>>>
>>> I say, why we depend on good or bad writer?
>>> why we depend on his/her (writer) understanding or knowledge of 
>>> spellings?
>>>
>>> When we use JAWS or Talks to access machines or informations by our own 
>>> without any scribe, then, why we need a scribe to evaluate our 
>>> capability and academic knowledge?
>>>
>>> We should have a simple and single law to use a computer 
>>> (desktop/laptop) to appear any exam and, diagram and figure questions 
>>> should be replaced with equally weighted theory questions.
>>>
>>> one practical difficulty appears in my mind that how examiner will 
>>> respond to the computer typed answer sheets because it is clear from the 
>>> answer sheet that this is of a VI candidate ( he could be too liberal or 
>>> too rigid).
>>>
>>> bye
>>> Sandeep G
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