# [Blindmath] help

sabra1023 sabra1023 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 17:36:35 UTC 2014

```Yes, I think the test is reasonable. You could try a combination of describing the graphs, and either using a vinyl covered with a piece of paper or some hot glue or string or something to make the graphs. You could just tell him what the shape of the graph was and name some points on the graph. That way, he could get the slope and get the equation of the line. Or, you could use some tactile graphing paper or one of those rubber boards with squares on it to make a graph for him and he could find the intercepts. Then he could tell you his answers or however he records. If he has to make a graph, he could either use that rubber board with some strings and thumbtacks and just take a picture of it, or he could write down a description of The graph  would look like. The description should include the shape of the graph, important points that would be on the graph, intercepts, asymptotes, and other relevant information.

> On Mar 11, 2014, at 9:00 AM, Sandra Dietle <sandradietle at LaDelta.edu> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> This is my first time to post to this list-serv as I only recently knew it existed.  I am new to the field of disabilities having been in this position a little over a year.  Here is my problem:
>
> I have a blind student taking Math 099.  He comes to my office and I read the test to him.  Today the instructor brought me a test and it's on graphs, and axes, and slopes of lines, x & y intercepts, etc...  I have no idea how to read this test to this student!!   Is this even a reasonable test for this student?  Any ideas on how I can help him?
>
> I announced in class for a student worker to help him but nobody volunteered.
>
> We have in our library tutors who help him with assignments but they don't have the time to read a test to him as they are helping other students.
>
> We have JAWS, Openbooks, and a Pearl reading solution on a computer in our library.  I was wondering if this is capable of reading tests to him?
>
> Thanks for any assistance.
>
> Sandy
>
>
> Attention Students-
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