[nabs-l] walking at graduation

hannah sparklylicious at suddenlink.net
Fri Dec 12 04:49:14 UTC 2008


Good luck Harry and let us know how it goes...

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: Harry Hogue <harryhogue at yahoo.com
>To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 20:16:13 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] walking at graduation

>Hello everyone,
>I went by the registrar's today and they are setting up 
everything for the ceremony n Saturday; they told me I can go by 
tomorrow morning and practice; I am free, they made it clear, to 
either do it on my own to have a guide, and it is my choice.  It 
is good when they are that open; although we know it is our 
choice, it is nice when others back you up with these things.
> 
>Thanks again for your advice, gus.
> 
>Harry

>--- On Thu, 12/11/08, Sarah Jevnikar <sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca> 
wrote:

>From: Sarah Jevnikar <sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] walking at graduation
>To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 7:11 PM

>That's true.  I find they're too thin to get a proper hold of and
>mine's a
>bit too long which is annoying at times.  But the lightness is a 
good thing
>for sure.

>-----Original Message-----
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>Of hannah
>Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:30 PM
>To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] walking at graduation

>I use ID canes because they're light, but I find that they stick
>to things easily, but I like them because they're very very
>light...

>> ----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Sarah Jevnikar" <sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
>>To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing
>list'"
><nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>>Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:37:23 -0500
>>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] walking at graduation

>>Hey Patricia,
>>That's so funny - I didn't know other people used and ID cane as
>a "formal
>>cane".  I find them harder to use than a mobility one though.

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org
>[mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
>>Of Patricia
>>Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 4:37 PM
>>To: nabs
>>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] walking at graduation

>>Hi Harry:

>>I haven't graduated university yet but I did walk across the
>stage by myself
>>in high school.  like Sarah, I had someone there who was in my
>teacher
>>advisory (as that is how they went through the students).  she
>did sighted
>>guide with me up to the stairs, and then i would stand behind her
>and
>>lightly put my hand on her shoulder (asking her of course if I
>could do
>>that).  when she went up I located the stairs with an ID cane I
>borrowed (I
>>was told it would look cute and more dainty than a regular
>mobility cane for
>>this purpose) and then once my name was called I walked up and
>across the
>>stage to greet those people I needed to.

>>I did practice in the rehearsal and a couple of times before
>that, as before
>>hand I was going to try and see if I could memorize the route
>from my chair
>>to the stage but this option seemed best for me.  I wasn't about
>to go up
>>with soemone sighted guide, as I did that for a spontaneously
>received award
>>and I didn't feel good about it that time.

>>HTH,

>>Patricia
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