[nabs-l] Fwd: Reminder-Upcoming Seminars: NO COOK Cooking! and Going Ape for Apps-Hot New Accessible Apps for Your iDevice

bookwormahb at earthlink.net bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 19 23:56:09 UTC 2011

Actually, I found this fine. I want to attend a hadley webinar  but that 
time doesn't work for me.
Maybe they are archived; the wording of it says its summer and they want to 
talk about food prep that doesn't require a hot kitchen.
Also it says whether
you are preparing for yourself or to impress guests.
So therefore they are assuming that you will prepare for yourself, family or 
friends; whatever you need to do.
Hadley targets many many people including teachers of the blind and visually 
impaired; newly blind adults and those blind from birth.
I take it that this is an overview of cooking ideas and recipies. Its 
probably something basic that most could follow from the novice cook to the 
advanced cook who wants something simple.
I didn't find it offensive at all; I think we read more into things 
sometimes. It does say they will discuss
tips for people with visual impairments; I know NFB people don't like 
adaptive techniques sometimes, so you can take it or leave it. But
we do need adaptive techniques and a newly blind person may not know what to 
Many blind cooks use a tray or something to put their  pots and pans and 
bowls on while preparing food so any spills fall on the tray and its easier 
to clean up. Some blind people use liquid level indicators  to know
when their cup is full of the desired liquid. More often people use a finger 
to fill the bowl/cup or judge by sound.  But for those who can't or don't 
want to use their finger, the liquid level indicator
is an option.
We often use the sense of touch instead of seeing to know the consistency of 
food and keep tabs on what we are doing.
So those are adaptive techniques.  Anyone may want simple cold food 
recipies; Hadley just decided to target it to blind people.
However I do agree a sixty minute seminar is too short to cover such a 
topic. But I guess that is all the time they had.  Well, anyone who attends 
can judge afterward.


-----Original Message----- 
From: T. Joseph Carter
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:10 PM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Fwd: Reminder-Upcoming Seminars: NO COOK Cooking! and 
Going Ape for Apps-Hot New Accessible Apps for Your iDevice

I’m of two minds on this, perhaps I’m being overly sensitive.

First, there’s the notion of a seminar for preparing food without
cooking it.  Where do I begin?  Let’s start with the seminar itself:
Most sighted people would never expect a seminar to teach them how to
follow a recipe.  Either you can or you don’t have the requisite
skills to do it.  If you don’t have the skills, I’m not sure how a 60
minute webcast is going to help you get them.  A list of recipes
should suffice, and indeed our own Braille Monitor publishes recipes
(though not often the no-cooking variety) with the assumption that
fellow blind readers can follow them if they are so inclined.

Then there’s the no cooking aspect.  Inherently in this is the
unavoidable assumption that the blind cannot or should not be cooking
food.  Any of you who live alone doubtlessly have SOME food prep
skill, even if you’ve never learned to "cook" as such, and your skill
mostly consists of using a microwave and boiling water.

But as I said, perhaps I am being overly sensitive.  The seminar
format could allow for suggestions for improving the recipes a bit
(in which case an hour seems too short for more than maybe two or
three recipes), so maybe that’s what they’ve got in mind.  Possibly
the no-cook aspect has more to do with the idea that it’s summer and
you don’t want to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen—or that you
would prefer cold foods to hot ones at this time of the year.  Or
perhaps they are targeting this to college students who live on
campus and don’t have the means to cook in any traditional way.

Or maybe, it’s because we’re blind.

Joseph - KF7QZC

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 01:17:55PM -0500, David Andrews wrote:
>>Seminars at Hadley Presents: NO COOK Cooking!
>>Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
>>Time: 10 AM CDT, 15:00 GMT
>>Keep your cool! It may be hot outside, but no need to get out of the 
>>kitchen. There are lots of NO COOK recipes to choose from whether 
>>preparing a simple, fast meal for yourself or something to impress guests.
>>Panelists Patti Jacobson, Linn Sorge and Goldie Tarr will discuss their 
>>favorite NO COOK recipes, adding “cool” food preparation tips that 
>>work for the cook with a visual impairment.
>>Moderator Dawn Turco will add a few of her favorites as we build a 
>>resource and recipe list during this 60 minute seminar. Consider adding 
>>your favorite recipe, too!
>>Space in this seminar is limited. Please only register if you know you are 
>>available to attend so that others are not closed out. To register for NO 
>>COOK Cooking! on July 20, follow this link: 
>>Seminars at Hadley Presents: Going Ape for Apps-How New Accessible Apps for 
>>Your iDevice
>>Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
>>Time: 6 PM CDT, 23:00 GMT
>>Apps for money identification, apps for GPS, apps for bar code reading, 
>>apps for color identification, and apps for games. If you have an idevice 
>>(iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), you are bombarded with thousands of apps 
>>available for your device. Are you overwhelmed with the number of apps 
>>available for your idevice? Do you want to know more about the app before 
>>you download it to your device, such as features and accessibility? Are 
>>you confused about how to locate and download an app to your idevice?
>>Join Seminars at Hadley as Hadley Instructor Amy Salmon and Korey Singleton, 
>>Assistive Technology Initiative Manager for George Mason University 
>>provide a list of the top accessible apps for your idevices, explain how 
>>to check an app for accessibility and features, and provide step-by-step 
>>instructions on how to locate and download an app to your idevice.
>>This 60 minute open discussion seminar will be moderated by Hadley 
>>Outreach Coordinator Billy Brookshire. A question and answer session will 
>>be included as part of the seminar.
>>Space in this seminar is limited. Please only register if you know you are 
>>available to attend so that others are not closed out. To register for 
>>Going Ape for Apps on July 21, follow this link: 
>>This message was sent to Dandrews at visi.com from:
>>The Hadley School for the Blind | 700 Elm St.  | Winnetka, IL 60093
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