[BlindMath] calculus and statistics accommodations and access

Tilakprasad Joshi tilakjoshi1990 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 12 08:50:42 UTC 2017


Hi Friends,

Can any of you send books in accessible format which will help me to
prepare for exam like GMAT also known as GMAC exam, or any way of
getting these books in Braille?

Warm Regards,
Tilak.

On 8/12/17, Godfrey, Jonathan via BlindMath <blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I recommend everyone take a look at the content at
> http://access2science.com/indexAccessibility.html
>
> and at the content presented at the NFB Convention last Month in
> particular.
>
> My own material from that week is available at:
> https://r-resources.massey.ac.nz/tutorials/nfb2017/
>
> In particular, I would suggest that when considering your options for
> creating math content, that you look at what LEAN and markdown offer as
> additions to MS Word with MathType or LaTeX.
>
> Jonathan
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BlindMath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David
> Moore via BlindMath
> Sent: Saturday, 12 August 2017 11:20 a.m.
> To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
> Cc: David Moore
> Subject: Re: [BlindMath] calculus and statistics accomidations and access
>
> Hi!
> I am happy to tell you that I tutor Calculus and Sstatistics on line in my
> on line tutoring business.
> Calculus is not much more than applying algebra to find areas under curves
> and so on. Must of calculus is using formulas which they give you.
> I use Windows 10 on my laptop, and use the following software:
> Math Type along with MS Word. Math Type combined with MS Word, allows me to
> type equations and send them to my clients on line.
> Also, I use LeTeX a lot.
> It is an easy programming like language to type out all math in a text
> editor, and then you can run it through a free LaTeX engion, to convert the
> text file to equations and all that you would find in a math textbook.
> That is how you could type out all of your math to submit to your
> instructors on line.
> Maybe you could get around using the program that they use. If you could
> send your work over an on line service like Dropbox, or Google Drive, that
> might satisfy them.
> Also, for the text books, you could order a book like it on line that would
> be in audio form. You may not be able to get the exact book that they use,
> but one very similar to it. You could do the home work problems out of that
> book, since it would be the same math concepts.
> Book Share, or Learning Ally would have many Calculus and statistics books
> that would be very similar to the book they use, and it would be read to
> you.
> You can right in Braille all of your steps, into the computer, if you have a
> Braille display. You could read your work on the Braille display. You could
> use a Braille translator to convert your Braille work into print.
> The key for you to be able to send your math work is LaTeX. Once you convert
> your code that you write into a text editor, you can print it out, and it
> will look like you wrote it out yourself.
> However, that is what Math Type does along with MS Word as well.
> I would try Math Type with MS word first, and see if that meets your needs.
> Please email me off list, and I will be able to give you a much better idea
> about how I present my math to people that I tutor on Line.
> David Moore
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Preston Davis III via BlindMath
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:03 PM
> To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
> Cc: Preston Davis III
> Subject: [BlindMath] calculus and statistics accomidations and access
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m sure what I’m about to ask has been asked somewhere before in some
> fashion, but I couldn’t figure out the search feature. Anyway, I have to
> take calculus and statistics as a requirement for getting accepted into
> business school. I really have no idea what I’m getting myself into, and
> what I’m looking for is, best case, people who have taken or teach either of
> these subject areas to offer some practical advice, or accommodation
> techniques for situations I’ll face in either of these areas that I should
> try out to ensure I have a solid grasp of the material. My community college
> is not the best when it comes to providing accommodations, (not for lack of
> caring though), and I don’t think we have the time or money to spend on some
> solutions I’ve heard of. Here’s some helpful information: I am a braille
> reader with access to a windows pc, Jaws, and a braille display. My DSS
> office has a picture in a flash machine but they are a little less-than
> competent in its operation. One potential problem I might run in too is that
> my college uses my math lab by Pearson, for homework, and quizzes online.
> While I’m not sure if this is the case for these particular courses, in the
> others I’ve taken it is. I have a meeting with the professor of both courses
> on the seventeenth of august, so I’m trying to get as much information as I
> can before then.
>
> Thanks in advance
> PDIII
>
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