[nfbmi-talk] Matter of Oppinion

Larry D. Keeler lkeeler at comcast.net
Wed Apr 6 15:53:26 UTC 2011

I do wonder about folks who do practice to decieve.  In your message Joe, the woman had no disability and therefor shouldn't be so raving mad.  If it was a job for her and her wheelchair husband couldn't come visit, well, that's her probblem!  My wife uses a chair and my daughter is deaf.  But if it means making money, well, maybe they shouldn't be able to come to the job sitee!  However, if I did get the job that doesn't mean that I wouldn't work for accessibility within the job site.  Also, I don't believe that I should hide the fact that I am blind but sometimes if I think it won't get me in the door I don't mention it.  Two quick examples of this were at Eastern Michigan University.  I took a lot of biology classes there with labs included.  My practice was to sign up for the classes and then try to meet with the proffessor before attending.  When I took embryology, I did this and my proffessor let me in.  He was very scepitcal but he let me in anyway.  I did very well and was invited to take his masters level course.  So, I did it again!  I signed up for an entomology class.  I met with the instructor and he told me there was no way!  I was horrified!  "Well, I talked with him and it would have been very difficult.  Sence a lot of the work used a microscope.  I had used those things with an assistant before but I had models and such that I could also have used in those classes.  I did aggree not to take the class becaus of the extreme difficulty but the proffessor actually did know me and knew I was capable of many things.  He felt that sence a lot of the work was independent, I couldn't do it.  I did tell him it was possible but I opted to take that masters level developmental biology course instead.  I did very well in that thing as well!  I guess the point is that everyone is different and that if you apply for a job or anything else with a hidden agenda, don't be surprised if it gets called out.  And if it does you should be able to explain yourself.  
Intelligence is always claimed but rarely proven!

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