[nabs-l] studying abroad

Antonio Guimaraes aguimaraes at nbp.org
Thu Dec 11 19:34:29 UTC 2008


If going to Brazil, don't expect to have college books brailled. Most 
Brazilian students, my brother included, work with readers, volunteers, and 
scan their own books when convenient.

The reality is there is no central location, nor the funds to provide such 

I don't think you are interested in Brazil as a study abroad option, but I 
think you'd like it. I'll be having fun down there for 3 weeks in June of 
next year.

Antonio Guimaraes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cindy Bennett" <passionflower505 at yahoo.com>
To: "National Asociation of Blind Students" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:02 AM
Subject: [nabs-l] studying abroad

>I really want to study abroad next year. I was curious about how those of 
>you who have studied abroad liked it, and if there were difficulties that 
>you would not have faced if you had stayed back. For example, how did you 
>get your textbooks in an accessible format, and were the professors abroad 
>willing to work with you? As far as the culture is concerned, did you find 
>that people were less accepting of you in other countries? I really want to 
>study abroad even if it would be a challenge, but i guess i am trying to 
>figure out what i should plan for, or if there is anything i should do in 
>advance to prepare.
> Thanks
> Cindy
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