[nabs-l] introduction

gmail nijat1989 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 04:24:27 UTC 2009

Greetings Jen and Nixon,
   Welcome to the list. Nice to meet you via e-mail. I hope we can be a good 
resource for you in the future, and that is exactly what this list is for. 
Thanks for introducing yourself. Good luck with everything. I am sure we 
will hear from you in the future.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jen" <jenandnixon at gmail.com>
To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 3:55 PM
Subject: [nabs-l] introduction

> Good day everyone:
> I just wanted to come in and say *HELLO!* and introduce myself.
> I currently reside in BC, Canada, but have been on this list for quite 
> some
> time, just reading. I graduated college May 2008; however, I may pursue a
> continuation of my educational career at a later date, until I've moved to
> Toronto. I may be moving in a ew months if I get accepted for the 
> apartment
> in Toronto, where services are readily more available to me, as I am
> deafblind.
> I was a high school drop-out; however, I was lucky enough to receive the
> high school equivalent diploma in college, as I gained enough credits for
> this alongside my administrative assistant certification. I am hoping to
> look into teaching as a career mostly in the post-secondary sector. I have 
> a
> strong preference working with adults.
> My college career brought on a lot of ups and downs, in a small community
> college, that doesn't see many blind/visually impaired students, let alone 
> a
> deafblind student pursue education there. I am the first deafblind student
> to graduate there. I urrently use JAWS 10 with a Focus 40 braille display
> (JAWS is set at a slow speed and my omputer speakers is usually on the
> highest volume), have Kurzweil, CCTV, etc. I also have a yellow lab guide,
> named Nixon, from the Oregon campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind. He's my
> second dog, my first was from a Canadian school and resides with us as a
> royally spoiled retired pet. His retirement was premature due to dog
> attacks.
> I thought I'd jump in and introduce myself *grin*, but have been reading 
> the
> vast amount of interesting topics that passes through the list on a daily
> basis.
> Jen and Nixon
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