[Blindmath] Math problems displayed audio described

Jared Wright wright.jaredm at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 20:52:16 CST 2010


I can give 'em a try.

Jared

On 2/13/2010 7:49 PM, Ramana Polavarapu wrote:
> Dear Mr. Vincent:
>
> I too am interested in trying it out.  I too use Jaws.  Thank you.
>
> Regards,
>
> Ramana
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Nelson Blachman
> Sent: Sunday, 14 February 2010 04:20
> To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Math problems displayed audio described
>
> Dear Mr. Vincent,
>
>    Having learned to read Braille (very slowly) only 8 years ago at age 78
> and having earlier and since then written mathematical papers in LaTeX (and
> gotten them published), I'd like to try to solve some of the problems about
> which you e-wrote if I'm able to hear them with the aid of my JAWS screen
> reader.
>
>    Nelson Blachman
>    Nelson at Blachman.org
> Oakland, Calif.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "vincent"<vmartin at mindspring.com>
> To:<blindmath at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010 1:08 PM
> Subject: [Blindmath] Math problems displayed audio described
>
>
>    
>> Hello:
>> I have a blind mentee who is finishing up his undergraduate work next
>> year.
>> He is one of those kids who was low-vision most of his life and who has
>> steadily lost more vision in college.  He reads Braille, but not at the
>> speed that he feels that works best for him on timed Math exams.  Using a
>> CCTV and cassettes, he made 2280 on the SAT and over 700 was on the Math
>> section of the exam and I would love for him to be able to do the same
>> with
>> the GRE as well.  He ended up getting a full academic scholarship to a top
>> university and we want him to be able to go to a top notch graduate
>> program
>> as well.
>>
>> He is taking the GRE starting this fall and wants to use the voiced
>> version.
>> I was one of only seven people in the country who took it that way as
>> well.
>> Although ETS sends you a practice version, it only has one practice exam
>> in
>> the same format to use.  I am going to be creating more problems for him
>> to
>> solve over the next few weeks for practice, but would love to have some
>> more
>> blind people try and solve them this way.  Do any of you feel like giving
>> some of my problems a try?  I know how I would explain things with
>> description, but I need to know if others can do so as well.  I figured
>> that
>> if people on the blind math list can solve the problems or at least give
>> me
>> pointers as to how to word them, then some good examples can be produced.
>> Hopefully this will lead to some more good practice for him to utilize for
>> the actual exam.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there
>> is
>> no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof."
>> John Kenneth Galbraith
>>
>>
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