[nabs] biology labs and graphs
astarner at charter.net
Thu Sep 23 20:10:28 GMT 2010
I am taking an Introduction to Biology course with lab and have some
questions related to doing the labs. I am totally blind, my teacher gives me
the lab reports in alternative format, and I am efficient in defining the
terminology, but have an issue with performing the experiments. How have
those of you who have had to take a biology or chemistry class handled labs?
For example, today we did a lab on osmosis and there was a lot of visual
aspects to it. We had to measure various ingredients to add to the beakers
and then measure the potato slices to see if they either gained weight or
lost weight. How have you been able to overcome obsticles such as these? All
the beakers were, of course, in print. All the scales were also in print.
The water and other ingredients had to be measured exactly for the
experiment to work. I just don't know what to do or how to help my team
mates with these labs and also get something out of it. I obviously can't
observe the results, measure the ingredients, or visually describe what is
being seen. All of these things come together to analyze the data. You have
to be able to see all of the data to analyze it. I am getting very
frustrated with this course and have actually felt like dropping out a time
or two, but quitting is not in the cards for me. The second question is a
little more answerable. How do you insert graphs into a report with JAWS?
One of the things we have to do is write lab reports on our data and graphs
are a requirement. How do I insert a graph? How do I know what the graph
looks like? How do I add data to the graph? Ugh, I am so frustrated. Thanks
all for any answers you can give me.
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