[nabs-l] meeting results and what to do to get aworkingcomputerfor college

Beth thebluesisloose at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 15:53:56 UTC 2012


I mean that I have errors that JAWS can't interpret or read.  
Someone or other would tell me that "You have errors in Windows."  
I had no idea about those errors on the screen, and JAWs wouldn't 
be able to read the errors.
Beth

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From: "Littlefield, Tyler" <tyler at tysdomain.com
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Subject: Re: [nabs-l] meeting results and what to do to get 
aworkingcomputerfor college

Um, I'm not really sure what you mean by "errors on the screen," 
but mac
shows errors sometimes too.
On 7/20/2012 9:33 AM, Beth wrote:
 The biggesft problems I had with a pc was the ability to 
interpret
 errors on the screen, and when I had people look at my pc once 
or
 twice, people said things like, "Oh, you have errors on your 
scree."
 I was like, "Oh, my God."
 Beth

 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "Littlefield, Tyler" <tyler at tysdomain.com
 To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
 <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
 Date sent: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:32:42 -0600
 Subject: Re: [nabs-l] meeting results and what to do to get a
 workingcomputerfor college

 Can I ask why you're pushing for a mac? pointing them to apple
 propiganda so you can get it doesn't work. If you know you want 
it
 because it does something better than the pc, go for it. 
Otherwise, just
 get a pc.
 On 7/19/2012 11:21 PM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
 Hello,
 If you graduated high school and got excepted into college, you 
should
 just go and tell them that you're going and you need this, this 
and
 this in order to be independent. You need to have a technology
 assessment by a professional blind technology person and it's 
your
 right to get that assessment. If your counselor doesn't get you 
the
 meeting with the adaptive technology professionals, talk to 
their
 supervisor. Let the supervisor know that your rehab counselor is
 keeping you from succeeding in college and if they want you to 
pass
 your classes, you have got to have a computer. Because you 
aren't
 someone with time to worry about a technology failure, you 
really need
 an apple computer that will be dependable and has the best 
support in
 the world.
 http://www.apple.com/why-mac/
 This is why you need a mac, and you have not had the experience 
you
 want in college with your PC, so because you want the best, you 
need
 to have a Mac.
 First rule of rehab, they want you to do and show what's best 
for you.
 They will only guide you if you let them. you must be sure, un 
moving
 and firm that this is what you want and there is nothing better 
you
 can have, even though there may be things you're uncertain 
about.
 Confidence is the key and independence is the way.
 Thanks,

 Brandon Keith Biggs
 -----Original Message----- From: Beth
 Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:01 PM
 To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
 Subject: [nabs-l] meeting results and what to do to get a 
working
 computerfor college

 Hi.  The meeting with rehab was unsuuccessful in doing anything
 but made me aware of stuff.  They don't want me to have a Mac
 because they don't feel I should have one.  I understand they
 don't buy macs in Colorado, but my concern about third party 
apps
 fell on deaf ears.  They want me to do a "situational assessment
 and work adjustment training."  They found an agency for me to
 work at, and they're forcing me to go to mental health group and
 counseling therapies.  Honestly, I'm getting tired of this.  I
 didn't think a mental issue would cause the employment to be the
 top priority.  But I can't exactly go along with Rehab and their
 plans.  They pretty much coerced me into doing the work
 adjustment training, saying that I was "putting the cart before
 the horse" with college and all.  But most sighted normal people
 go to college and get a major.  What am I supposed to do?
 Thanks,
 Beth

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