[nabs] school is not accommodating
yvonne625 at verizon.net
Fri Jan 20 16:02:03 EST 2012
Maybe your instructor could download a demo version of Jaws. Have you talked to your disability office about the electronic text? I know I had to buy the book and show my receipt before they could get me the electronic book. I would say to get a laptop that way you could be independent and work where you want to work and not rely on the school, just my opinion. In the real world you will have to find ways to make things work for yourself so it won't hurt to start now.
From: nabs-bounces at acb.org [mailto:nabs-bounces at acb.org] On Behalf Of Ashley Bramlett
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 2:51 PM
To: National Alliance of Blind Students. Discussion list for NABS
Subject: [nabs] school is not accomodating
Just want to vent. My school doesn’t seem very accomodating and they’re the largest community college in the commonwealth. Yo They got over five campuses and you can read about at www.nvcc.edu.
I’m just taking further classes to get a writing certificate and figured extra knowledge will enhance my resume as I look for work. No one’s hiring so it will be a whwile; might as well learn more.
First, my disability service office, DSO, does not scan any texts. I am still waiting for electronic text; fortunately, a family member can read meanwhile til I find a reader at school. If the publisher won’t give us the e-book, they likely never will; I mean its been two weeks!
Second, I am taking that It class as I mentioned before. The instructor wanted jaws installed in her office because she needs to show me the steps. Hmm. Maybe I need a laptop. But I hate the idea of lugging the thing around!
They tell us they don’t have enough licenses; um how absurd. They need lots of them. what if another blind student needs jaws in a classroom lab?
Third, they cannot braille tests; at least they will outsource to get it brailled though; just seems like a large school would be able to braille tests!
Fourth, this new building which holds the student service stuff and counseling center is very open few halls, few landmarks. I bet its not ADA compliant. I don’t know though. Its certainly confusing for a blind traveler. Sighted people get lost until they’ve been there a lot since its not laid out well.
Not to mention the inaccessible website and CD for the IT class too. Publishers need to get with the program!
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