[AI] behaviour of my superior

namdeo2000 jadhav.namdeo at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 13:26:54 EDT 2010


Very well said Rajesh.It is very easy to make comments or pass remarks 
without going through that particular situation.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] behaviour of my superior


>I believe aisha, Vamshi  and others who are championing independent 
>mobility in all circumstances particularly in the new surroundings, are 
>partially sighted and not totally blind.
>
> While it is good to have mobility skills, I am afraid they would not 
> enable a totally blind person to navigate all alone in all surroundings 
> without undue risk.
>
> I challenge mobile partially sighted to blindfold themselves and come to 
> Nagpur for BGFI convention in nagpur on october 2nd, and 3rd, reach the 
> venue and we shall have a fruitful discussion on all issues.....
>
> Rajesh
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in 
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of aisha sahani
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:27 AM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] behaviour of my superior
>
> I can sympathise with this gentalman, but I guess, his  boss was not
> wrong either.
>
> if you say that you are equally competent to go there, why is this all 
> fuss?
>
> You have learned  to work  on computer with assistive technology
> because it was not possible for you to do it in general way.
>
> Do you think someone would have given you the job if you have asked
> them to provide a human operator to read your screen instead of you
> using the assistive technology?
>
> Similarly, you should have acquired the independent mobility skills in
> order to go there.
> Even i would have not sent you if I were the boss.
>
> I know, it was tuff luck, but  you can always count me in amongst your
> well wishers.
>
> Aisha sahani.
>
>
>
>
> On 9/27/10, Vamshi G <gvamshiai at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, I agree with Vasu and Geetha.  Being dependent is not a sin or 
>> crime,
>> but being independent is definitely an essential requirement when one 
>> goes
>> to a  new environment.
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Vamshi G
>> M: +91 9949349497
>> R: +91 877 2243861
>> Skype: gvamshi81
>>
>> www.retinaindia.org
>> From darkness unto light
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Srinivasu
>> Chakravarthula
>> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 7:36 AM
>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in; Geetha Shamanna
>> Subject: Re: [AI] behaviour of my superior
>>
>> Why is not a problem, if someone do not have mobility skills? Yes,
>> saying is easy that someone can holh his hand, why should someone has
>> to invest time to hold him all the time? While we talk about equal
>> opportunities, when there is possibility, why not we should have
>> skills of independence?
>>
>> On 9/26/10, namdeo2000 <jadhav.namdeo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I don't understand what you are talking. If he is not good at his 
>>> mobility
>>> so what? Only because somebody will have to hold his hand  and guide 
>>> him,
>> he
>>> should be deprived of this opportunity? Being not able to move about
>>> independently and to be an expert technocrat have no connection
>> whatsoever.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Geetha Shamanna" geetha at millernorbert.
>>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 8:35 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] behaviour of my superior
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi Mahesh,
>>>>
>>>> Please do not get me wrong for asking you these questions, but how
>>>> independent are you? Do you travel to work and move around within the
>>>> office
>>>> on your own? Do you use a white cane? Do you travel independently 
>>>> outside
>>>> Pune on your own, be it for official or private purposes?
>>>>
>>>> The impression colleagues at work have of us blind people is to a large
>>>> extent dependent on the way we conduct ourselves. If a blind person
>>>> requires
>>>> assistance to move around within the office or to commute to work,
>>>> colleagues will always assume that blind people are dependent. It is 
>>>> not
>>>> their fault entirely; that blind person in their office might be the 
>>>> only
>>>> blind person they have come across in their whole existence.
>>>>
>>>> Instead of going to the press and publicising this issue, what is
>> probably
>>>> required here is for you to have a long and candid talk with your
>> superior
>>>> and try and convince him that you are capable of looking after yourself
>>>> during the US trip, and that you will not be excessively dependent on 
>>>> the
>>>> colleagues traveling with you. You can also ask him to specifically 
>>>> list
>>>> out
>>>> his reservations; you can then  address them individually. If you have
>>>> traveled alone previously, tell him how you did so and how 
>>>> independently
>>>> you
>>>> dealt with the situation. It won't be easy, but each of us will have to
>>>> fight this battle on our own.
>>>>
>>>> Finally, if he is not sufficiently convinced and does not agree to send
>>>> you
>>>> to the conference, do not give up. Whenever opportunities to travel to
>>>> local
>>>> conferences or other events within Pune or other parts of India arise, 
>>>> be
>>>> the first one to apply. He may not be averse to sending you to local
>>>> events;
>>>> so make full use of it and try to be as independent as possible during
>>>> these
>>>> events. You will then notice how your superior's impression of you
>>>> changes.
>>>>
>>>> Geetha
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Mahesh Shah" <mss447 at gmail.com>
>>>> To: "accessindia" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>>> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 5:45 AM
>>>> Subject: [AI] behaviour of my superior
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Dear Friends--
>>>>
>>>> I am writing to this list after a long time. I wish to tell you an
>>>> incident happened in my office , which shocked me.
>>>>
>>>> Every year, a delegation goes from my office, C-DAC, to participate in
>>>> SuperComputing conference in USA. This year I put my self-nomination
>>>> for this. I am the most qualified and most senior person for the job.
>>>>
>>>> But my boss called me for a one-to-one discussion and informed me that
>>>> it will be 'embarrasing' to send a person (VI) like me in . the
>>>> delegation. Because I will require someone's support and will hold
>>>> someone's hand. Also if some accident happens to me because of my
>>>> disability, he and office will be hold responsible for why they sent
>>>> such a person.
>>>>
>>>> I was really shocked and upset with the behaviour. Then I withdrew my
>>>> nomination for participation in the conference.
>>>>
>>>> Friends, I want to show you that how these learned so-called superiors
>>>> fail to understand the VI peoples aspirations and behave in such a
>>>> nonsense way.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for sharing my concerns.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mahesh Shah
>>>> Pune
>>>>
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>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Srinivasu Chakravarthula
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