[nabs-l] Sad news, from my DSO

Joshua Lester jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu
Sun Aug 28 14:40:28 UTC 2011


The DSB, is the same as VR.
They aren't cooperating!
This is getting old, Mr Donnihugh!
I'm E-mailing David Andrews.
You need to be banned!
You jump to conclusions, and assume too much.
This goes back, to a discussion on the NFB talk list, last year.
I had underlying health problems, and other obligations, so that's why
I couldn't attend national convention, this year.
That's why I needed help getting a resolution passed.
Every time I post something on the lists, you always jump to conclusions.
It's getting old!
Blessings, Joshua

On 8/28/11, Peter Donahue <pdonahue2 at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> Good morning everyone,
>
> It's not their responsibility. He needs to purchess  it himself or sign up
> for VR services so his state agency can buy it for him. I'm afraid he's put
> the cart before the horse in alot of ways before starting school. One would
> never dream of becoming a carpenter without first acquiring tools to work
> with and seeking certifications to help him/her begin a successful
> career. -----
>
> Peter Donahue
> Original Message -----
> From: <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Sad news, from my DSO
>
>
> 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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