[BlindMath] request for advice
farmer at aimath.org
Thu Dec 13 15:01:27 UTC 2018
This group needs an FAQ. This question, and variants, are (sadly)
common. A clear and detailed explanation, including a description
of how to escalate if initial responses are unhelpful,
would be better than an assortment of partial suggestions.
On Thu, 13 Dec 2018, Lauren Bishop via BlindMath wrote:
> Hi Carlos,
> Your disability services needs to get that exam in braille for you. It doesn’t matter what your professor thinks. You are entitled to the alternative format, and disability services needs to reiterate it sending the test off-campus is secure.
> I’ve had this happen before.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Dec 12, 2018, at 7:32 PM, Carlos Garcia via BlindMath <blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 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,
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