[nabs-l] difficulties with German class in the fall

Ignasi Cambra ignasicambra at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 17:20:03 UTC 2010


Hi!
Maybe you can just find the english version of the movie you are going to watch? Many times, DVD's come with the movie in several languages. Maybe if you watch it in english at home before you go to class, you won't have as much trouble following it. You will have a basic knowledge of what people are saying, and you will understand what's going on. An other idea is to get subtitle files from the DVD. This would not be nearly as convenient, but it's better than nothing. You could have a text file with the english subtitles that come with the DVD and look at it. This can be done easily. Of course, if you can't find a DVD version of the movie, all this is useless :).

Ignasi
On Aug 4, 2010, at 7:20 PM, Julie McGinnity wrote:

> Thanks Jewel and everyone else.  Jewel, I don't know if we have a
> group like that in St. Louis.  I go to Webster University in St.
> Louis, Mo.  I am going to email my professor with some of these ideas.
> I like the idea of a human describer.  One who would describe in
> english.  I'm sure we aren't expected to think in German all the time.
> This has been really helpful.  I will talk to her and see what we can
> do.
> 
> On 8/4/10, Jewel S. <herekittykat2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Julie,
>> 
>> A German-speaking describer would be nice, but I don't think it's
>> necessary...after all, are the other students required to think in
>> German when watching the movie? I know that that is what is wanted to
>> happen eventually, but an English description of the goings-on in the
>> movie, reading of subtitles, etc. would be equally good, I think. Here
>> in Raleigh, we have a group called Arts Access of Raleigh, INc. They
>> are a group of live audio describers who mainly do descriptions at
>> plays, movies at the local museums, and the like. Do you know if you
>> have a group like this? If you tell me what university you attend, I
>> might be able to find soemthing for you...I know Arts Access will be a
>> great reference for me when it comes to needing someone to describe
>> videos for classes. This is something your school should provide as an
>> accommodation. Live description would be best, because the person can
>> describe things and ifyou don't understand, they can try to describe
>> better. With live description, you can also watch the video again
>> without description. You can also record the describer's reading to
>> re-play later, pausing it with the movie.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 8/3/10, Robert Jaquiss <rjaquiss at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> Hello Julie:
>>> 
>>>     I suggest you find an upper class student who has gone through this
>>> course to serve as a reader. Depending on the city where you are, you
>>> might
>>> be able to find a native German speaker who could also help you. Contact
>>> the
>>> NLS. They have some materials in German, and ought to be able to point you
>>> to where you could find more German materials. You might even try
>>> contacting
>>> a German consolate if your city has one. I rarely advocate putting an ad
>>> in
>>> a paper for a reader, but this might be a good reason to do it. Depending
>>> on
>>> where you are, you might find a church catering to a German speaking
>>> congregation such as Lutherans. Hope this helps.
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Robert
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Julie McGinnity" <kaybaycar at gmail.com>
>>> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 5:18 PM
>>> Subject: [nabs-l] difficulties with German class in the fall
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Hi everyone.
>>>> 
>>>> My name is Julie.  I am going into my second year of college.  I am
>>>> currently a double major in vocal performance and German.  In the fall
>>>> I will be taking a German culture class about Berlin.  This class is
>>>> about the history and culture of Berlin.  We will be reading several
>>>> novels, and the professor has emailed me to tell me that visual
>>>> material (movies with english or German subtitles, pictures, art work,
>>>> and arcatecture) are going to be a big part of the class.  I'm not
>>>> exactly sure what kind of accomidations I should ask for in this
>>>> class.
>>>> I am an auditory learner, but movies in German classes have always
>>>> been difficult for me to folow.  She suggested giving me a copy of the
>>>> movie to watch on my own time instead of in class, but I'm not sure
>>>> how that would help.
>>>> 
>>>> As for the various kinds of art work and photo material, I really
>>>> don't know.  If we are doing something about arcatecture, I'll just
>>>> ask if I can read about it instead of looking at it, but beyond that,
>>>> Ihave no clue.  Makes me wonder how I've survived until now.  Lol!
>>>> 
>>>> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
>>>> --
>>>> Julie McG
>>>> Lindbergh High School class of 2009, participating member in Opera
>>>> Theater's Artist in Training Program, and proud graduate of Guiding
>>>> Eyes for the Blind
>>>> 
>>>> "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that
>>>> everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal
>>>> life."
>>>> John 3:16
>>>> 
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>> 
>> 
>> --
>> ~Jewel
>> Check out my blog about accessibility for the blind!
>> Treasure Chest for the Blind: http://blindtreasurechest.blogspot.com
>> 
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> 
> 
> -- 
> Julie McG
> Lindbergh High School class of 2009, participating member in Opera
> Theater's Artist in Training Program, and proud graduate of Guiding
> Eyes for the Blind
> 
> "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that
> everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal
> life."
> John 3:16
> 
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