[nabs-l] Line Ups

Valerie Gibson valandkayla at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 14:42:01 UTC 2008


Hi all,

when i went to the Louisiana center for the blind a long while back,
we were taught to put the tip of the cane on the heel of the person in
front of us.  However when the person is moving around or hovering on
the outskirts of the line where it becomes confusing, i just think the
best way is to ask where the end of the line is, and when you find the
end of the line, as the person when you can ove up.  or rather, if
they could tell you when it's time to move up.

I'm shy too. part of the reason i've not posted to the list much, but
college teaches me that you have to take what you need, and do what
you've got to do to get things done, even if it's a matter of waiting
in line.

On 12/4/08, hannah <sparklylicious at suddenlink.net> wrote:
> I think the best way would be to light put your cane to the heel
> of the person in front of you.
> Best,
> Hannah
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Serena" <serenacucco at verizon.net
>>To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>>Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 19:54:51 -0500
>>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Line Ups
>
>>With respect, I disagree.  I think putting your hand on a sighted
> person's
>>shoulder is inappropriate, especially if it's a stranger.  Also,
> some
>>sighted strangers may interpret this as wanting sighted guide and
> grab your
>>arm without worning you!
>
>>Serena
>
>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Karrie Kinstetter" <skittlesfreak69 at gmail.com
>>To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'"
>><nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>>Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 8:37 PM
>>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Line Ups
>
>
>>> Sarah, When I went to the school for the blind and other places
> that had a
>>> setting like this, I usually just put my hand on the person in
> front of
>>> me.
>>> This also helps a great deal seeing as I have a rocking tendency
> so if I
>>> put
>>> my hand on the person's shoulder, they usually don't mind and
> are
>>> perfectly
>>> fine with it.
>>> Mind you, those are the blind people.
>>> If it's the sighted people, they just usually kindly tell me to
> move up.
>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org
> [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>>> Behalf
>>> Of Sarah Jevnikar
>>> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 1:30 AM
>>> To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
>>> Subject: [nabs-l] Line Ups
>
>>> Hi All,
>>> I was in my university cafeteria today and thought of one aspect
> we hadn't
>>> yet discussed.  How do you guys manage line ups? How do you know
> if it's
>>> your
>>> turn or where the line ends? In my caf there are several lines
> that
>>> converge
>>> so things can get confusing.  I know the obvious thing would be
> to ask the
>>> people near you, but I find I get shy and tongue-tied when I'm
> in
>>> unfamiliar
>>> settings alone so sometimes that doesn't work so well.  Any
> other thoughts?
>>> Thank you,
>>> Sarah
>
>
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