[BlindMath] request for advice

vincentfmartin2020 at gmail.com vincentfmartin2020 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 01:11:09 UTC 2018


That "prick" does not get to dictate this....!!!
It seems like the professor and the school needs some instruction into why
"Civil Rights" laws trump tenure or school rules... 

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From: BlindMath <blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Carlos Garcia
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Subject: [BlindMath] request for advice

Hi All,
I am a current freshman in college, and I have run into a significant
problem. Next week, I am scheduled to take my final exam in math class. I
planned on taking this exam in braille. Unfortunately, I was recently
informed that the coordinator of the course refuses to release the exam for
transcription, as he is uncomfortable with the exam being off campus for a
week (the time it takes to transcribe the exam into braille). His argument
for this is that the course consists of over 800 students, and he fears a
leak of the exam.
At this point, I'm not exactly sure what to do. they have offered to
transcribe it into latex for me, but I don't entirely feel comfortable with
that quite yet. That's why I've always asked for it in braille. The other
alternative they've suggested is that they provide me with a reader,
although it is uncertain if they could provide me with a content literate
one. Regardless, I don't do my best with a reader, and this is also why I
have always requested braille.
Do any of you have any advice on what I should do?
Thank You all,
Carlos
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