[nabs-l] doing math homework in college

Jason Polansky jpolansky.nfb at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 20:12:41 UTC 2016

Hi Joanne,
There are many ways to translate math into a way for your teacher to
understand. Do you have a notetaker? I use the Nemeth entry on my
BrailleSense, which allows me to type in a braille document and save it as
a word doc. It translates the file into graphics that make the text look
like it normally would in print. The BrailleNote has a similar feature.
Having a reader can definitely be helpful for explaining graphs, tactile
graphics, and other concepts, or your teacher may be willing to work with
you some outside of class. Are you in high school or college? There are
some things that are almost impossible to do on a notetaker, such as long
division, of which a Perkins brailler is necessary. Currently, I'm taking a
business math class, of which most of the math can be done horizontally.
Let me know if I can help in any other way. It's one of those things that
everyone has a somewhat different process for accomplishing,.

Jason Polansky

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 3:57 PM Joanne Michelle Stark via nabs-l <
nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> I am starting math next semester--nothing too bad, just remedial stuff.
> Hoping to continue on to elementary algebra in springtime. anyway, how have
> those of you who are totally blind gone about getting the work for each
> problem transcribed from Braille to print so professors can see what you
> did to come to the conclusion you drew? did you have help from a scribe, or
> is there a computer program that works with either a screen reader or
> braille display that can aid me in this process? I know math is going to
> get more and more challenging as I go forward, so I'm trying to get as much
> feedback and as many suggestions as possible on how to independently and
> efficiently get my work done for college-level math courses. thanks very
> much in advance for your thoughts and I look forward to reading them.
> Joanne Michelle Stark WABS Vice President
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