[nabs-l] walking at graduation

Serena serenacucco at verizon.net
Sun Dec 14 19:37:15 UTC 2008


That's the good thing about the DSS Office not taking charge of you!

Serena

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harry Hogue" <harryhogue at yahoo.com>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:16 PM
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-----
From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
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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