[nabs-l] Sad news, from my DSO

Carly carlymih at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 28 06:13:14 UTC 2011




Hi, Joshua L.

It just so happens that I am taking college 
Algebra this semester, as well and I don't know 
how you plan on doing the homework but, what has 
alluminated itself evident to me is that, since I 
am, due to severe appraxia which is a bblessing 
of brain damige, am for now unable to desiphor 
tricky, braille characteres,  I have been working 
upon an auditory plane, for a couple years now. 
Though I could try to negociate things, such that 
I could do math homework on the computer, you 
really need to do it realtime, or at least I do.

My math tutor happens to live with me so we can 
have these break out study sessions, while doing 
chores or traveling, executed completely, upon a mental plane.

So far, tutor and I have just been reading and 
discussing the assigned chapter and section 
before merely talking and discussing it. 'Teach, 
has agreed to drop the homework points. do11, 
bookwormahb at earthlink.net <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > Joshua,
> > I find it appalling your DSB will not 
> purchase a notetaker. You need that to
> > be successful in college, especially if you read contracted braille.
> > Why haven't you fought it? The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Have your NFB
> > state president write a letter; go up the chain of command if you can't get
> > it resolved at a low level. I have a braille 
> note and don't see how I'd live
> > without it. Its just such a quick and portable way to take and read notes;
> > plus I have my calendar and phone list there too. I have major things in
> > hard copy braille as well in case I cannot read the braille note. But its
> > such a helpful tool in the tool box.
> > Now as to your braille book you need, if 
> classes start next week, I'm afraid
> > you will not have the book. College texts are 
> rarely brailled; you will need
> > this transcribed. The time and expense
> > to transcribe a book is a lot. You might be 
> better off taking the class next
> > semester when accomodations are in place.
> > The National braille association is a nonprofit in NY; I
> > think they transcribe books. Basically they are a group of transcribers and
> > tran transcribers.
> > Their mission states
> >
> >
> > WHAT WE DO
> >
> > Our mission is:
> >
> > To provide continuing education to those who 
> prepare braille, and to provide
> > braille materials to persons who are visually impaired.
> >
> > The site is www.nationalbraille.org. If they 
> cannot help, they will know who
> > can.
> >
> > Ashley
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joshua Lester
> > Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 9:29 PM
> > To: nimerjaber1 at gmail.com ; National Association of Blind Students mailing
> > list
> > Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Sad news, from my DSO
> >
> > Nimer, I've had issues with DSB, in the past, and they haven't been
> > willing to help.
> > I need a note taker, that they won't provide, and some textbooks.
> > I've talked about DSB, in other threads.
> > I'll try to contact them, as well.
> > BTW, I'm a Pac Mate user.
> > Thanks for defending me, but please cut out the cursing.
> > Thanks, Joshua
> >
> > On 8/27/11, Nimer M. Jaber, IC³ <nimerjaber1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Peter,
> >>
> >> I am really tired of your comments to this list. Who gives a damn
> >> about what he did or didn't do in the past. The past is done, we're
> >> talking about today. He wrote to this list asking how he can solve a
> >> problem, and that is pretty damn proactive if you ask me. Joshua, nice
> >> job on that. And all you can come up with is you'll have to raise the
> >> funds yourself and why didn't you do this before crap? How about
> >> answering the man's questions for a change?
> >>
> >> Joshua, your VR counselor is the same as DSB in Arkansas. That is what
> >> they do. They ought to have some resources for you. Peter is right
> >> that you will have to look into getting a reader for now, but Perkins
> >> and a few other resources as has been mentioned will do braille
> >> transcription, and it is possible that Arkansas has their own services
> >> that they offer, but I'm not too sure about this. Talk to your
> >> counselor down there and see what they say. If you don't get anywhere,
> >> please contact me off list and I will see what I can do as I have a
> >> couple of contacts down there in Arkansas and within a couple of other
> >> organizations that may be able to assist you.
> >>
> >> Sincerely
> >>
> >> Nimer J
> >>
> >> On 27.08.2011, Joshua Lester <jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu> wrote:
> >>> I did the research, and went with what I found, at first.
> >>> I have received more information, and will go with what I've received.
> >>> Blessings, Joshua
> >>>
> >>> On 8/27/11, Peter Donahue <pdonahue2 at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> >>>> Good evening Josh and everyone,
> >>>>
> >>>> If you're faced with a "Last resort" situation you'll need to hire a
> >>>> transcriber and have the book translated and embossed and raise the
> >>>> funds
> >>>> for this service yourself. Furthermore why did you not research this
> >>>> before
> >>>> the semester began! It sounds to me like you have a rough road to hoe.
> >>>> The
> >>>> good news is that when the going gets tough the tough get going and win
> >>>> in
> >>>> the end. This is what Mary and I would do if we were in your situation.
> >>>>
> >>>> Peter Donahue
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>> From: "Beth" <thebluesisloose at gmail.com>
> >>>> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> >>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> >>>> Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:08 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Sad news, from my DSO
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I would try APH and the Hadley School for the Blind's Braille
> >>>> transcribing services.  It may cost a bunch, but that's all I can
> >>>> offer.
> >>>> Beth
> >>>>
> >>>>  ----- Original Message -----
> >>>> From: Joshua Lester <jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu
> >>>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> >>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
> >>>> Date sent: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:17:56 -0500
> >>>> Subject: [nabs-l] Sad news, from my DSO
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi, it's Joshua Lester.
> >>>> My DSO lady informed me, that they've contacted the National
> >>>> Braille
> >>>> Press, about my Math textbook.
> >>>> They said, that they don't have any college textbooks, in
> >>>> Braille.
> >>>> Where else can we go?
> >>>> Thanks, Joshua
> >>>>
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