[Blindmath] Doing Calculus Exam

Duong Tuan Nam tuannamduong at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 22:51:23 CDT 2012


Dear Ryan,
I have not received the Word File from my teachers, all files are Power
Point or pdf.
So I must ask to help from my siblings and my friends.
I've asked my teachers let me do verbal test. I hope it will be agreed.
Nam
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ryan Hemphill" <ryanhemphill.email at gmail.com>
To: "Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics" 
<blindmath at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Doing Calculus Exam


> Well I haven't reviewed the work that Design Science has done for math in 
> Word but I believe they have software that may help you.
>
> I can check in there and see what your options are.  It may be helpful to 
> you.  In the meantime have you tries using jaws on the word documents 
> created by your teacher? What was the result?
>
>
>
> Ryan Hemphill
> Senior User Experience Designer
> Accessibility Consultant
>
> On Apr 13, 2012, at 2:29 AM, "Duong Tuan Nam" <tuannamduong at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>> Tim, Your guess is right. I'm from Vietnam.
>> I am a freshman at computer science in Ho Chi Minh International 
>> University.
>> My school has two programs of study, one is 4 years in Vietnam, and the
>> other is attendance the first two years in Vietnam and then study in 
>> another
>> university which links with my school. In the US, there are Illinois, 
>> Rutgers, Houston which link to my school. I am currently atending in the 
>> first program, 4 year in Vietnam.
>> I do want to study in the US. However, to family, the course for study in
>> the US is quite expensive. So I will soon try to search a scholarship at 
>> those universities linking with my school.
>> How do you ordinarily do your mathematical assignments?
>> I've done some assignments and use text editor, but it need a long time 
>> to finish. However, my professor seems not hard to check students' 
>> homework. Most of my friends do their assignments by writing solusion on
>> book. And it's still ok. My homework has not been corrected as well.
>> How do your professors produce exams?
>> in physics, my professor use Microsoft Equation to do it. In Dcalculus is
>> maybe the same way. But I am not sure for this.
>> I am using Jaws 12. I don't know what benefits of Braille display when we 
>> have
>> screen reader? Can you explain me?
>>
>> Ryan, now I don't have Braille text book at all. I ask my friends and my 
>> siblings read the lectures of my professors' (in Power Point or PDF) when 
>> they have freetime. And I find it is not enough for me to study, because 
>> they don't have much freetime to help me. And the Alecture is the summary 
>> of the text book. My school study calculus in James Stewart - Calculus 
>> 5th Edition.
>>
>> I think the big chance is I won't pass the two subjects this time but I 
>> try with the lack of many things. It's nearly the midterm exam.
>>
>> Nam
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kandi Lukowski" 
>> <Kandi.Lukowski at wssb.wa.gov>
>> To: "Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics" 
>> <blindmath at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:42 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Doing Calculus Exam
>>
>>
>> I agree with Tim. Here in the US we do produce exams in a format the 
>> student is most comfortable with. We are a transcribing agency and do 
>> many different exams for numerous states - both at the k-12 and 
>> university level.
>>
>>
>> Kandi Lukowski
>> Braille Coordinator
>> Ogden Resource Center
>> 2310 East 13th Street
>> Vancouver, WA 98661
>> Phone: 360-696-6321 ext. 158
>> Fax: 360-737-2120
>> Email: braille at wssb.wa.gov
>>
>> Hours:
>> Mon-Thurs - 7:30-4:00 pm
>> Fri - 7:00-3:30 pm
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] 
>> On Behalf Of Ryan Hemphill
>> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:30 AM
>> To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
>> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Doing Calculus Exam
>>
>> Question for you.  Who publishes your math/physics textbooks?  This might 
>> be important to making a case.  Maybe your teacher needs some support as 
>> well. Does anyone know a vendor that would take care of reproducing an 
>> exam in the Braille format or software that would pump it out in some 
>> way?
>> I'm also curious about this on a personal basis.
>>
>> Ryan
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 2:45 AM, Tim in 't Veld <tim at dvlop.nl> wrote:
>>
>>> Buong,
>>> In my university (Utrecht university, Netherlands) all professors
>>> produce their exams in lateX, so I can just take the standard exams
>>> (as long as no images are involved) and do them on my computer.
>>> However, if you don´t have a braille display I don´t see how you could
>>> do university level mathematics on a computer.
>>> What is your field of study and in which university are you enrolled?
>>> How do you ordinarily do your mathematical assignments? How do your
>>> professors produce exams?
>>>
>>> In Europe and the United States universities would be required
>>> (usually by
>>> law) to provide you with the exam in a format that is accessible for
>>> you but I get the impression you are from somewhere in Asia where
>>> resources and legal protection may be more limited.
>>> Tim
>>>
>>> On 4/12/2012 8:19 AM, Duong Tuan Nam wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> I need to ask my teacher to organize the calculus and physics exam for 
>>>> me.
>>>> My university doesn't have Braille meterials as well as the
>>>> accessible tool for the blind.
>>>> Could anyone tell me how did you do the exam?
>>>> Fews days ago, I thought I may do on computer, use test editor. But I
>>>> try it and I feel difficult because I can't move the cursor as fast
>>>> as my fingers on Braille. And it's slower to catch all things on the
>>>> computer than Braille paper.
>>>> For example, if I need to find 4 variation A, B, C, D of a group of 4
>>>> equations.
>>>> Could anyone give me some advice and tell me your experience?
>>>> I much appreciate your help.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you in advance,
>>>>
>>>> Nam
>>>> Duong Tuan Nam
>>>> Email: tuannamduong at gmail.com
>>>> Yahoo ID: tuannamfriend
>>>> Skype Name: duongtuannam1992
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