[nabs-l] Walking at Graduation

Rania raniaismail04 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 12:12:31 UTC 2008


I had someone there to guide me across the platform but I also worked on it 
before the rehersel as well.
Rania,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "hannah" <sparklylicious at suddenlink.net>
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Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Walking at Graduation


> What about high school graduations? Any suggestions on how a person who's 
> blind or visually impaired could prepare for that?
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Arielle Silverman" <arielle71 at gmail.com
>>To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>>Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 13:43:35 +1100
>>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Walking at Graduation
>
>>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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