[nabs-l] Legal Advice

Jamie Principato blackbyrdfly at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 09:56:12 UTC 2008


I would definitely go ahead and send that letter. You may have finished the
class just fine, but you should not have had to do it in the way you did. If
not for your own benefit, proceed for the benefit of future blind students
in that class.

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 5:02 PM, <golfereric at verizon.net> wrote:

> Hello Everybody
>
>
> I was telling a sighted friend about the following situation and got a
> response that other professors might have a problem with it. The situation
> occured during the last full week of school. I was taking Introduction to
> Sociology and the professor decided to issue a take home final exam on
> Tuesday to be due on Friday. So he signed a document with approved
> accomodations and one of them was to receive all tests and exams in
> electronic format and when the professor issued the exam, the professor
> promised me that I would receive a copy of the exam the same day it was
> issued to everyone else in class. I waited all day and checked my student
> email constantly and there was no exam from the professor. So I sent a
> reminder email to the professor and got no response. The next day I checked
> my student email constantly and received no final exam. So on that day I
> sent an another reminder email to the professor. So I was scheduled to have
> a meeting with my Finite Math professor on Thursday of this week and my
> disability coordinator was at the meeting. It was to discuss what would work
> and what wouldn't work for my spring semester Finite Math class. After this
> meeting was over I mentioned to my disability coordinator about not
> receiving the final exam in electronic format from my Sociology professor.
> Between me and the disability coordinator we came up with an another email
> describing the ramficiations of ADA and for me to receive the final exam in
> electronic format. Neither the disability coordinator or I got a response.
> So my roommate was taking the same exact class and I scanned a copy of the
> exam questions.
>
> It was recoomended by my disability coordinator to write a letter to this
> professor after I received my final grade from the professor. My question to
> everybody is should I proceed with my case?
>
> If this information helps anybody I attend Southern New Hampshire
> University located in Manchester, New Hampshire
> Any thoughts and opinions are welcome
>
> Thanks,
> Eric Gaudes
>
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