[AI] Examinations

Amit Bhatt misterbhatt at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 13:06:39 EDT 2010

Again, we are deviating from the real theme.
If someone has not been able to develop his skills then its a matter of 
skill development and I can just say that we should certainly enhance our 
skills but then the matter of skill enhancement has nothing to do with the 
Scribe eligibity and it's criteria.
I would like to express my another opinion with an instance of a Car Driver 
and the owner of the Car. suppose I do hire a Driver for my Car and I want 
him to pick me from the Office and drop at home. I can just let him know the 
route if he is not aware, but I cannot teach him how to use the staring, 
gear and how to operate the car. Similarly, The candidates are not expected 
to tell their Scribe about how to write in the exam but we are just expected 
to tell him what to Write. So at least the Writer should be able to stand at 
our minimum comfort level.


Amit Bhatt
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sandeep Gautam" <sandeepgautam.ntpc at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2010 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations

> 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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