[nfb-talk] ipod questions.
Mary Ellen Sanchez
sanchez.maryellen at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 14:11:12 CST 2009
hello my name is mary and i just had some quesitons about an ipod that i
purchased yesterday. i was wondering if anyone could help me. i just
purchased the apple classic ipod 160 gigs and was wondering what do i need
to do to put music on there? do i need to use itunes and if so, is there a
version with scripts accessible to a blind person and also what folder does
the music need to go into if it doesn't need itunes as i am unable to figure
it out. i would really appreciate any help i can get.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "NFB Talk Mailing List" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] NFB Centers and Rock Climbing
> Hello Jim and listers,
> Okay let me take a stab at this one. I'll insert my comments following
> yours and will indicate them with the letter A. Here goes:
> Hello all!
> Do all NFB centers insist that clients rock climb? I'm referring to the
> three NFB centers in Minnesota, Colorado, and Louisiana as well as centers
> which are a part of a state's rehab program as is the case in Iowa and
> A. Yes
> Can a client be exempt from this exercise due to health, age or
> other complications?
> Each case is considered on an individual basis.
> Have people been denied services from all of the above
> agencies if they refused to rock climb or they obtained a doctor's
> that they shouldn't engage in such activity?
> Recall the discussion of informed choice we've had from time-to-time.
> These centers have a set curriculum students are required to take
> participation in recreational activities such as rock climbing. Such
> exemptions could be viewed as attempts by center students to "Menuize" the
> training. They never realize the full benefit of the program if they
> to "Water down" these center curriculums by requesting exemptions from
> or that part of the training. Here again each case is considered on an
> individual basis.
> What exempts people from this
> activity and if they are exempt, can they still receive services from our
> NFB agencies?
> Much of my answer can be found above but I'll add here that if a
> chooses not to participate in a class or activity all center students must
> attend or take part in they should reconsider their choice of orientation
> and adjustment center if they're unwilling to participate in the entire
> center curriculum.
> A friend of mine returned from one of these centers. He has a badly
> sprained leg or he has pulled ligaments in his leg! Needless to say, he
> out of the program or is immobile for an undetermined amount of time!
> person was otherwise happy with the program and I commend this person for
> giving it a good try but I think there comes a time when a person my age
> is twice 30 shouldn't attempt such a thing! If I were in my 20s and 30s,
> wouldn't question this but when one is in their late 40s and beyond, I'd
> question whether this is such a good idea!
> Any thoughts?A.
> Our centers have had students in their 80s participate in roc climbing,
> skydiving, and other high-impact activities. There are several accounts of
> blind senior citizens that attended our centers and participated in all
> aspects of their programs and had a darn good time doing so published in
> Braille Monitor. Your friend needs to not allow his accident prevent him
> from returning to the NFB center to finish his training. There are
> accounts of students who due to accident or illness were unable to
> the initial part of their training but returned later to finish. This
> not be a problem.
> As far as doctors exemptions go remember that health care professionals
> are influanced by the same prevailing attitudes and beliefs about
> and our capabilities as is the general public. It would be easy for a
> to "issue a letter requesting that a student not be required to
> in this or that part of the center program due to these mistaken attitudes
> and beliefs about the blind. What happens if that same doctor is presented
> with a health report for a blind individual in their 80s wishing to attend
> sports camp where rock climbing is one of the activities offered and that
> patient chooses to participate in that activity. There's the possibility
> that the doctor may discourage this person from engaging in rock climbing
> even though the person is healthy. They can thank the patient who
> believed that older blind individuals shouldn't participate in this
> activity. Let me recommend that you take some rock climbing lessons and
> reread your post.
> I hope I was able to shed some light on this issue for you. All the
> Peter Donahue
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