[nabs-l] Walking at Graduation

Arielle Silverman arielle71 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 02:43:35 UTC 2008


Hi Harry,

When I graduated I practiced first a few days before so I would have
an idea of how the route was  set up and then I could do it on my own.
However, I had a small graduation for just my small college, so that
may not work if you're in a general university graduation. Maybe talk
to the registrar and see if you can practice beforehand. You can also
try asking someone you know who is graduating to be your guide.

Amusingly, at our graduation the people working were nervous because I
guess the lighting near the steps to go off the stage wasn't very
good, and they were afraid people would fall off the stage! I think
overall I was at an advantage!

Arielle

On 12/11/08, Harry Hogue <harryhogue at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I wanted to get everyone's advice before I call the registrar's office to
> make arrangements for a guide.
>
> I'm graduating this Saturday, and am not sure what to do about walking
> across the stage to the person to get my diploma, etc.  What have you guys
> done who have graduated?  As I understand it you walk up  a ramp, to the
> person, shake hands with him an who ever else is there, and walk down the
> other side.  Thoughts?
>
> P.S.  Disability SErvices said they don't have anything set up, but that the
> student just calls the registrar's office and arranges for a guide if they
> wish.
>
> Harry
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