[nabs-l] Audio books

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Thu Dec 31 20:22:47 UTC 2015


For statistics, but I will be doing more math and chemistry soon.

Anna E Givens


> On Dec 31, 2015, at 3:16 PM, justin williams via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> What kind of math is it?
> 
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> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Audio books
> 
> That's true. 
> However, due to issues with some nerves in my hands, I am unable to use
> braille very well.  So this is not a good option for me.  I can use it a
> little bit, but certainly not to read a book.
> Thanks for suggestion though!
> 
> Anna E Givens
> 
> 
>>> On Dec 31, 2015, at 3:00 PM, justin williams via nabs-l
>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> I would have tried ordering it on amazon, and having it made 
>> accessible in pdf or work so I could use a braille display.  Finding a 
>> way to use the pc/braille display gives you the greatest control.
>> Justin
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> nabs-l
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>> Subject: [nabs-l] Audio books
>> 
>> I have been trying to use an audio book for the first time.  It is for 
>> a statistics class I have to take. It was recommended to me to use an 
>> audio book read by a person, so I got one from Learning Ally.  In the 
>> last semester I was trying to use JAWS and some combination of my 
>> vision and listening to science and math on the computer.  It did not go
> well at all.
>> So I am trying the audio book but I am quickly realizing....This is 
>> going to take forever...
>> Using a reader and/or tutor seems the most efficient option.  I have 
>> some, although not very much experience with working with people like 
>> this. I find it difficult.  I guess I am just looking for support and 
>> other people's experience.
>> Have you used audio books for math?  How did it go?
>> Have you used a reader?  How was that?
>> How much time did you have to spend just reading through the book with 
>> the reader?  How did you reference the book or related material when 
>> you are not with your reader? How did you study on your own time?
>> Any relevant information i can get on this would be helpful.  Thank 
>> you and Happy New Years.
>> 
>> Anna E Givens
>> 
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