[nabs-l] Please help; textbook problem

Arielle Silverman arielle71 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 04:14:19 UTC 2014


Hi Kaiti,

This might not work for something due tomorrow, but for future
chapters before the book is ready, could you send an email around to
your class asking if a student wants to pair up with you and read you
the material in exchange for a pizza or other small favor? If they
have to read the chapter and do the assignment anyway, it's not a huge
burden for them, and as you are a good student, you can help them
study and also compensate them for their time.

Arielle

On 1/15/14, Lillie Pennington <lilliepennington at fuse.net> wrote:
> If you want to remain current with the material and don't have the book,
> you
> could find out what the material is about and read a Wikipedia or do some
> sort of other research so you are knolledgible about the topic. Then you
> can
> get the chapter and read it afterwords. This isn't a perfect solution, but
> I
> have used it with history. Granted, there may be more graphics with bio,
> but
> at least in my honors biology class I didn't need to use pictures as more
> of
> a supplementary source.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Kaiti Shelton
> Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:42 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: [nabs-l] Please help; textbook problem
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am wondering if anyone would know of some way to fix a problem I'm having
> with one of my textbooks.  I get text files of each chapter emailed to me
> from the Office of Learning Resources.  I am taking biology 101 this
> semester, and for some reason that book isn't done yet.  My disability
> coordinator sent me the first 7 chapters of the book so I could have a good
> start.  The first chapter file was fine, but when I opened the second to do
> my pre-lecture for chapter 2 it appeared that the office had hurried and
> scanned the book 2 pages at a time rather than 1.  This file is unusable
> because parts of sentences from side-by-side pages are jumbled together.  I
> have already sent an email asking for the chapter and another from the
> batch
> that was the same way to be redone propperly and sent to me as soon as
> possible, but the pre-lecture for that chapter is due tomorrow in class.  I
> have also already asked my professor for an extension should I need to use
> it, and I have also had issues with the online course management not
> showing
> resources she says she can see on her account fine.  I have asked the
> office
> to look into it as an accessibility issue, or to see if something is wrong
> with my account.
>
> I would like to just get the pre-lecture done if I can though, so I was
> wondering if anyone would happen to know of a way I could somehow separate
> the 2 side-by-side pages so I can get the chapter in order?
> I have not heard of a way to do this myself, but would really appreciate it
> if someone had a potential solution I could use so I don't fall behind in
> the first week of the semester.
>
> --
> Kaiti
>
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