[AI] Examinations

Kartik Sawhney sawhney.kartik at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 12:51:01 EDT 2010


The taking of exams should assistive technology is a very good
suggestion. But before that, it has to be ensured that the question
papers do not contain any picture/diagramatic questions. Or else, it
will become increasngly difficult for the VI candidate to take the
examinations successfully.

On 9/10/10, Swasti Mathur <swastimathur at gmail.com> wrote:
> in my view, difference of one acadamic year for a a scribe doesn't make
> any difference provided that he / she belongs to same field for which
> the candidate is from. of course, invigilation must be adiquately strict.
> i strongly uphold the idea of not having any percentage limits for a
> scribe.
> in many exams it is really simple to include computer based examination
> for us.
> in order to make rules more flexible, choice could be given to choose
> between computer based test (CBT) or writing exams with scribe's
> assistance.
>
> in my previous mail i forgot to mention about use of assistive
> technology in cat examination. IIM authority gives facility of
> magnifying software for low vission candidates.
> if they can accomodate use of such technology for low vission
> candidates, why can't they be asked to include screen readers as well?
> i dont advocate suggestion of writing exams in brail as it involves many
> perplexcities as pointed by many members. and also, it is  a very tedium
> task to write 80 90 pages in brail. but, obviously question papers can
> be provided in brail to them who wish.
> examining authority should in no case compele students to take writer
> selected by them (authority). even if choice is given than also writer
> would not be capable of fulfilling our expectations. writers have the
> grand responsibility because our triumphant depends on their dexterity
> of flawless writing and reading!
> and thats all! these were my ideas. rest depends on you mam!!!
> Kartik Sawhney wrote:
>> According to me, there should be no rules regarding the qualifications
>> of the writer whatsoever. The only golden rule should be strict
>> invigilation and nothing else. A scribe one year lower also causes a
>> No. of problems in technical and professional examinations wherein the
>> technicalities of the question or the diagram etc. cannot be properly
>> explained to the candidate by him/her as he/she has absolutely no
>> ideas.
>>
>> -Kartik
>>
>> On 9/9/10, Swasti Mathur <swastimathur at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> in CBSE board rules for scribe are very linient. they dont compel neiter
>>> to have writer from different field or subject nor have any upper or
>>> lower percentage limits. a very simple rule which is to be followed is
>>> that writer should be in a standard less than the candidate is appearing
>>> for exam. candidates are permited to bring there own writers. a minor
>>> loophole exist there that scribe should not be in blood relation with
>>> candidate, implying sibling of vi candidate could not be writer of the
>>> candidate. this in my view is not in any way problematic issue as there
>>> are many people around us who fulfill above norms.
>>> why not to have such flexible rules for all exams which are simple to be
>>> abide with?
>>> madam, lets not focus on making all exams computer based. i agree that
>>> there are many technical issues involved in doing so. i know it will be
>>> a troublesome step for many as technology has not maneuvered all around
>>> india. i too hold antagonistic views for making all exams computer based
>>> for vi candidates.
>>> but, it is really easy to make use of screen readers in those exams
>>> which are already computer based  thereby reducing dependability on
>>> scribe. what's the harm in doing so when our vi folks will become
>>> independent?
>>> Kanchan Pamnani wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks friends I have been reading all the mails and should start
>>>> compiling them next weekend so if there are more issues lets discuss
>>>> them
>>>> immediately.
>>>>
>>>> 1. There will be no compromise on Candidate's right to choose his scribe
>>>> and
>>>> 2. At this stage we cannot insist that all exams be taken on line-sorry
>>>> techies you need to be practical about this. We are talking about the
>>>> country and all exams.
>>>>
>>>> Lets look at other issues and dont waste time on the above 2. Maybe we
>>>> can
>>>> think of different kinds of exams and their pecularities.
>>>>
>>>> Some years ago National Federation of the Blind had won a judgement
>>>> which
>>>> stated that the Blind can give the U P S  E in braille. I needed to know
>>>> if anyone has really done it in braille or has anyone even heard of a
>>>> person who did it in braille. I need to know the experience.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Kanchan
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