[nabs] Accessible Maps?
dornetta at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 22:14:40 EDT 2011
I would like to thankyou all for your response to my question but I have
decided to drop the course. I will venturing into another stage in my
academic life by attending a college where this class is not needed. So
"Just because you are blind, does not mean you lack vision"-Stevie Wonder
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From: "Zack Olson" <zack.olson.85 at gmail.com>
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> I think I'd have to agree with Laura on this one. I took a Middle Eastern
> History course a few years ago at my community college. There were map
> assignments for the class, and for a while I tried to do the assignments
> as anyone else in class would. Even though I have some useable vision,
> the task proved to be so difficult that I didn't feel the assignments were
> a productive use of my time. I worked with the professor to find
> alternative assignments to do. Basically, what he had me do was present a
> list of some of the countries that existed in the region during the time
> period we were studying and present some bullet points for each country.
> Like Laura said, I gave information on which countries bordered other
> countries and things like that. I think you would find that even with
> tactile maps, the assignments would monopolize a great deal of time that
> is needed for other things.
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