[Blindmath] Nemeth code algebra, ttrig and calculus books for loan?

Peter Wolfe sunspot005 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 14:46:18 CDT 2010


Thanks Steve for the help cause it really feels sincere. I really
appreciate the effort and time you put into sending the replied
e-mail. I'm working on this stuff as I speak. I will read through my
e-mail and hopefuloly I don't go to sleep to call people or e-mail.


Thanks,
Peter, AS

On 7/18/10, Steve Jacobson <steve.jacobson at visi.com> wrote:
> Peter,
>
> I won't say anything more on this after this note.  I truly do feel for your
> financial problems, but the fact is that most blind
> people going to college, even without major debt, could not affort to pay to
> get braille or even audio books on their own.
> Some states tend to be tighter than others, and I can't say how tight your
> state is.  However, part of the federal laws are
> intended to allow state agencies to help with book costs, and the college
> you attend also has some responsibilities.  I
> was not saying you need a private transcriber, but rather, I was referring
> to the fact that there are organizations that do
> transcribing to assist with textbooks.  There is such an agency in
> Minnesota, for example, but they charge for out-of-
> state borrowing, and they give priority to persons in-state for transcribing
> new books.  You didn't say if you have
> contacted your college yet, but you will have to make some contacts to find
> out what is available already transcribed
> and also if you have any options to get something transcribed.  Your VR
> counselor may not be of much help, but
> sometimes you have to "play the game" to get whatever help is available, but
> that option won't work until you know
> what the college is able to do.  I know RFBD has produced some books
> primarily with audio but with braille
> supplements, and that might be worth investigating.  Some publishers will
> provide electronic copies of their books, but it
> can be problematic with math.  I believe it is the American Printing House
> for the Blind that maintains the database of all
> books that have been transcribed by organizations around the country.  NLS
> does very little of this kind of work.  I just
> don't know what else to say, but I fear if you don't look at some of these
> other issues very soon, you won't have any
> texts in nemeth and the practice will be of little value.  I truly hope
> things work out for you, and maybe there are people
> on this list who live nearer to you who can make more specific suggestions
> than I am able to make.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Steve Jacobson
>
> On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 23:51:37 -0500, Peter Wolfe wrote:
>
>>Steve,
>
>
>
>>    I'm trying to see how the nemeth code will look like for
>>orientation purposes and for the pracctice in my rusty abilities in
>>math. I haven't done serious math in almost three years. I have a VR
>>counsuler and they are mainly only good in most cases with financial
>>support. With the down turn in the economy and my personal financial
>>restraints the other option would also be thrown out too. Looking at
>>someone transcribing for me is probably way way too expensive for the
>>normal blind college student. I also have a house with other debt
>>credit card issues and an apartment with utilities including a
>>dependent  brother as well. So, needless to say financial restraints
>>are a huge problem.
>
>>On 7/17/10, Steve Jacobson <steve.jacobson at visi.com> wrote:
>>> Peter,
>>>
>>> What kind of books are you requesting?  Are you looking for books to
>>> learn
>>> the Nemeth Code or to see how it is used?
>>> Have you made contact with the college you will be attending to see if
>>> they
>>> can help you find out what books you will
>>> be needing?  There are databases around that can be searched to see if a
>>> given book has been brailled by anyone.
>>> Do you have a Vocational Rehabilitation case open with your state agency?
>>> Part of what they might be able to do is to
>>> help with purchasing braille copies of the books you will need if they
>>> are
>>> available.  They probably would not buy books
>>> for practice, though.  There are some places that will transcribe books
>>> for
>>> you, but they need lead time and I don't know
>>> who serves your state.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Steve Jacobson
>>>
>>> On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 13:56:10 -0600, Peter Wolfe wrote:
>>>
>>>>Blind Math list,
>>>
>>>
>>>>    It's me Peter with about a month to go, I am trying to find a
>>>>place to have nemeth code braille math books for loan from? I tried
>>>>NLS and they have utterly blasted me out of the water via the
>>>>telephone. I don't have the kind of money to purchase that sort of
>>>>mammoth priced math information either. Most blind people don't have
>>>>it either. I'd appreciate any help in this regard. By the way, when
>>>>you guys finished your first calculus book, did you keep your notes
>>>>and books for the next calculus? Thanks for any hints and tips like
>>>>always.
>>>
>>>
>>>>God bless,
>>>>Peter, AS
>>>
>>>>--
>>>>Peter Q. Wolfe, AS
>>>>sunspot005 at gmail.com
>>>
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