[nabs-l] Training: As needed, or all at once?

Rania raniaismail04 at gmail.com
Wed May 13 01:49:00 UTC 2009


I agree with you!
Rania,
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From: "Sarah Alawami" <marrie12 at gmail.com>
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> I'm glad that they are finily adopting  the nfb way of training. I have
> benifited greatly from that.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On 
> Behalf
> Of Jess
> Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 4:18 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Training: As needed, or all at once?
>
> Ashley and Jim.
> I've attended a state run training center in Utah in 2001 and although I
> have significant usable vision to where I'm considered legally blind I did
> have to wear a blindfold in at at least one of the classes that I took. It
> was the Adaptive Daily Living Skills  because the instructor was trying to
> make it a level playing field for the totally blind people in the group. I
> also got out of doing O&M because I basically told them that I didn't need
> it during the day which was the time that it was being done. I also said 
> to
> them I need  O&ME training more at night because that's when I have a 
> harder
> time traveling. The only other time I was forced to use the blindfold was 
> in
> a Braille class. Pretty much all the other classes I didn't have to use 
> the
> blindfold. Now, a Staunchly NFB member is now in charge of running the
> training program.  I know the person who runs it now because he was one of
> the assistive technology trainers at the center.
> Jessica
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ashley Bramlett" <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
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> Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 6:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Training: As needed, or all at once?
>
>
>> Hi Jim,
>>
>> This is my opinion and  I will be in the minority and hope not to be
>> attacked.  If your vision is stable and you can function well with
>> print and other visual skills, then don't do training now.  Yes its a
>> lot of time  and effort on your part to learn skills you'll likely
>> never need.
>>
>> Some visually impaired people I know never learn braille and they do
>> well; they are successful at work.
>>
>> NFB centers imerse you in nonvisual skills and you are blindfolded.
>> Does your state offer a state rehab center?  Often state centers allow
>> you to use low vision techniques and use nonvisual ones as needed.
>> What state do you live in?  You may consider a state center where you
>> can choose what you need rather than a nfb center first.
>> So I think if your vision is stable there is no need to go for
>> blindness training now.  I commend your decission to learn to use a
>> cane. Many high partials like yourself never try it.  Learning and
>> using a cane will not only help you travel better but it will identify
>> your visual impairment and eliminate the need to explain sometimes.  I
>> have usable vision although not as much as you.  We both have tunnel
>> vision.  So I've always used visual and nonvisual techniques to function.
>>
>> Ashley
>>
>>
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