[nabs] foreign professors
carlymih at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 21 00:28:35 EDT 2011
Hi, Alicia, and other interested folks in a subject of note taking,
To me, it is always reallyy great when said note taker can use, like
a computer so that notes he takes can reamain on an accessable,
plane. So, even if someone takes the notes on paper, they must still
be either transcribed or converted, so you can access, them.
For what it's worth,
It seems to me, unless said notetaker takes the notes on a notebook
computer and can email them, or in some way allowe them to reamain on
a plane, where they can be accessed, a notetaker doesn't sound like
an answer. The notes will then have to be transceribed, or converted
to a divital file you can access. At 03:59 PM 8/20/2011, Michael Malver wrote:
>Does your access office offer a person who can take notes for you?
>My university does. I'm using the service for my math class, as I
>know even if I have a native speaker, he may not speak equations in
>a way I can easily write.
>If you can get your disability services to give you someone to take
>notes, you don't have to bring up the accent issue. You can just say
>he is a very visual presenter and you need someone to help you
>access the course.
>From: nabs-bounces at acb.org [mailto:nabs-bounces at acb.org] On Behalf
>Of Starner, Alicia M.
>Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 5:57 PM
>To: 'Discussion list for NABS, National Alliance of Blind Students.'
>Subject: [nabs] foreign professors
>I kind of know what I am going to do, but thought I would get some
>input from all of you. This semester is the first time I have come
>across a foreign professor with such a strong accent. ON the first
>day of classes there was only room for me in the back of the
>classroom, so I went in and took a seat. I had a very difficult time
>understanding the professor. I left the classroom thinking that I
>will go back and sit up front. On Friday that is just what I did,
>but I still walked out of class not understanding him. I did
>understand the video he was playing, but couldn't understand a word
>he was saying. My first thought was drop the course and see if there
>was another instructor that taught the course, but I learned that he
>is the only instructor that teaches the course. I feel I am at a
>double disadvantage if I can't see his notes and I can't understand
>a word he is saying. I started to send an email to the access
>office, but decided it probably isn't an issue for her. It is not
>really her fault or the universities fault I don't understand a word
>this man says. I even recorded the lecture to see if I could
>understand him better at home, but the recording was even worse.
>Does anyone have any suggestions? I thought about dropping the
>course and seeing if he teaches the course online, but don't know
>what to do. What would you all do if in the same situation.
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