[nabs-l] New member

RJ Sandefur joltingjacksandefur at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 03:52:20 UTC 2010


My vision teacher would fought to have permission for me to use the internet 
access. Julie, are you a college student? If so, what's your major? I'm also 
on skype. If any body wishes to contact me. My skype name is 
smallistbaby1979
RJ
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Koby Cox" <kobycox at gmail.com>
To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] New member


> Julie,
> It is already in my IEP that I need assignments in a certain format. It 
> also
> is in my IEP that I am allowed extra time to complete assignments.
> Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Koby.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On 
> Behalf
> Of Julie McGinnity
> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 9:33 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] New member
>
> Hi Koby.  It's nice to have you on the lists.  My name is Julie, and I
> used a laptop throughout my second half of high school.  I was able to
> get it written in my IEP that I needed a laptop and access to the
> school's network.  The school didn't even argue about this because I
> think at the time there were other students using their own computers
> due to other disabilities that made writing by hand nearly impossible.
> If you can, talk to your vision teacher about this.
>
> Mark is correct.  There are just some teachers who won't listen to
> you.  No matter how many times you tell them, you or your brailles
> needs everything ahead of time, they just don't care.  I think having
> your vision teacher write a letter to them may work.  If not, talk to
> your parents about it.  Contacting the local student division is
> another really good suggestion.
>
> If it's already in your IEP that you need assignments in certain
> formats, I believe that it is wrong for your teachers to deny you
> this.  Please correct me anyone if I am saying anything wrong, but
> this is what I was told in high school.
>
> On 11/9/10, Mark J. Cadigan <kramc11 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Alternatively, if it is impossible to get internet at school you could
> have
>> the teachers email you things the day before so that you can download the
>> attachments, and have a USB drive to transfer files such as tests that
> they
>> can not email.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Koby Cox" <kobycox at gmail.com>
>> To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'"
>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 9:58 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] New member
>>
>>
>>> I'm in the 11th grade. I have all of the stuff that you've mentioned
>>> except
>>> wireless access. The network is secured. They won't allow students to 
>>> get
>>> on
>>> to there network. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Koby.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>>> Behalf
>>> Of Mark J. Cadigan
>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:50 PM
>>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] New member
>>>
>>> I don't know if it's been mentioned, but what grade are you in? And, do
>>> you
>>> have a laptop or note taker with wireless access, a refreshable Braille
>>> display, and an embosser. It may not be the best, but having assignments
>>> emailed to you may work. Then you can read them on a refreshable 
>>> display,
>>> or
>>>
>>> emboss them yourself. Sometimes u have to do a bit of your own
> adaptation.
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Koby Cox" <kobycox at gmail.com>
>>> To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 7:52 PM
>>> Subject: [nabs-l] New member
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hello all,
>>>>
>>>> My name is Koby and I'm totally blind. I'm glad that I'm onboard this
>>>> list.
>>>> I'm not getting my materials in Braille in a timely fassion. I've 
>>>> talked
>>>> to
>>>> the teachers about this and they don't seem to care. For example I was
>>>> givven a paper the other day and the students were doing this exact
>>>> assignment that same day and I was unable to do this assignment that 
>>>> day
>>>> do
>>>> to the fact taht I didn't have that paper in a accessible format. What
>>>> could
>>>> I do? any advice will be appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Koby. P.S. I'm on a IEP. I didn't have this problem last year.
>>>>
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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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