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Sat Sep 11 02:22:58 EDT 2010
In some countries, blind people are giving their exams in Braille. I wonder
why this is not posible in India.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kotian, H P" <hpkotian at rbi.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:49 AM
Subject: [AI] (no subject)
> Dear Rajesh
> Well, I beg to differ, just because a paper is written in Braille, it is
> expected the paper would be evaluated by VI or it is expected the
> evaluator is expected to learn Braille. Braille is certainly an option and
> the importance of Braille should not be undermined.
> How to deal with Braille paper is an operational issue to be dealt with
> the authority. Certainly the practical way out is to get it transcribed by
> a person knowing Braille. Sighted or blind.
> I would go further to state we should write in Braille to authorities to
> ensure the importance of Braille as a medium.
> I am unsure if a Braille document can be considered as a legal document
> although I reckon there should be no bar in it.It should be interesting to
> know the legal status of Braille.
> Audio Recording is good, However, it would make the candidate and the
> scribe very conscious. Let us not make a blind person treated like a
> criminal.If the scribe does not read well it will still not make the
> things better as no extra marks would be given for the wrong answer. If
> for any reason the authorities could not arrange for recording or if the
> recording did not come through will, some hypper intelligent babu would
> penalise a blind person for it. You never know.
> Harish Kotian.
> From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
> To: "accessindia at accessindia.org.in" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations
> Well, braillers, what about evaluation?
> Do you want papers of VI to be valued by VI only, or would you insist
> valuers to learn Braille?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Amit Bhatt
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:12 PM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations
> Well I too would not deny the fact that there is no better option than
> writing the exams on our own using the Assistive Technology or Computer.
> But if we want to use it just because some of the candidates are taking
> the help from their Writers, then use of Computer also seems to be futile
> and helpless to stop the cheating in the examination since Computer will
> be very useful to correct the spelling mistakes specially for those who
> are not that good in English spellings while writing a subjective Paper.
> I think currently the main theme of our on going discussion is "Criteria
> and eligibility of Scribe," not about the Candidate whether he or she is
> honestly answering the papers or not. so better if we do not deviate from
> the original topic and do not discuss about cheating and copying in the
> exam. Otherwise this will be a endless debate and our motive of preparing
> the correct guidelines on Scribe eligibility will not be fulfilled,
> however, the problem of cheating will be remained there unless the
> Invigilator is very active. I would again say that how can you stop the
> sighted applicants who copy in the exam? So what my purpose is to say that
> doing swindle during the examinations is not our problem but the problem
> lies on the part of Invigilator and related authority who conduct the
> As far as taking the Exams through Braille is concerned, the idea is good
> but then I would again say the time needs to be extended for writing the
> exams since practically writing Braille takes more energy as compare to
> use the pen and Braille cannot be faster than the print in writing in case
> of use of simple Braille-Slate. Yes, brailor can indeed be a very useful
> tool to overcome with the problem of speed but, now question is raised
> about how to arrange the Brailor, who would afford for those who cannot
> buy it and there are many such problems involved in the use of Brail
> script during the examination. So better if we continue with the use of
> Amit Bhatt
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