[Nfbmo] employment question

Debbie Wunder debbiewunder at centurytel.net
Sun Sep 25 14:18:12 UTC 2011

Hello Jenny, do you have a computer at home that you use? There are a couple 
of places that you can get the software you need to do your work. RSB and 
Missouri Assistive Tech both couthcould help you with this. Has your job 
changed at all with the new supervisor? Dan is right about talking with HR, 
and getting permission to install adaptive programs on their computers. A 
letter from your doctor, and possibly a letter from a job specialist from 
RSB might be good to have on file. I know Gary has not seen your message 
yet, or he would have responded. This morning I will have him take a look 
and let you know what he thinks.

Debbie----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jenny Carmack" <jcarmack314 at gmail.com>
To: "NFB Listserv" <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:18 PM
Subject: [Nfbmo] employment question

> Hi everyone.  I have never posted on here before, although I read what
> everyone posts regualarly.  Anyway I have a question that I am pretty sure
> someone can answer.  First let me give you a little background 
> information.
> I am a mentor teacher for an early head start program in St. Louis city. 
> In
> this position I have many job duties from working as a teacher to training
> teachers to supervising teachers.  This program serves children who are 
> six
> weeks to three years old.  I have worked in this program for eight years.
> During this time I have worked under several different supervisors, most 
> of
> who have been supportive of me and worked with accomadations that I may
> need.  Two weeks ago a new director started and she wants us to move to
> using the computers more.  She does not seem very happy to hear that I 
> will
> have some trouble with this as none of the computers at my job have any
> speech or enlarging programs on them.  I can use a computer without any
> adaptation for a short while.  The new director has not said anything to 
> me
> about this, but her sighs and body language that come out when I try to 
> talk
> to her are making me uneasy. My eyesight has not changed over the past 
> eight
> years, but my job requirements have.   Several people have suggested that 
> I
> get my eye doctor to write a litter which would declare my disability to
> give to my employer to be placed on file.  My questions are,  Should I get
> this letter and what should this letter should be included in this letter
> and is there anything that should not be mentioned in this letter? 
> Thanks
> for your help.  Jenny Carmack
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