[Nfbmo] {Spam?} Re: {Disarmed} Reposting a Facebook post that my wife made.

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 9 21:58:20 UTC 2017

There are times when this is one helpful list. Thank you Dan. You are a
treasure trove of information, and I think we are really blessed to have you
as a committed sharer on this list.

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Subject: [Nfbmo] {Spam?} Re: {Disarmed} Reposting a Facebook post that my
wife made.

    I agree with your take on this.   If I recall  right, this was a class 
to learn how to use a variety of classroom presentation  tools, one of wihch
would be Power Point, the digital replacement for slide  shows. 
     A case could be made for using a Word document in  a presentation,
scrolling down from page to page, but this still doesn't address  the issue
including graphic imagery.   Like it or not, graphs and  images can convey a

lot of information very quickly to those that can see  them.
       You may be able to make other  arrangements for any reports you give
in your career down the road, but  by insisting that you use PowerPoint,
your instructor has provided you the  opportunity to at least know what
you will face if you need to use  it.   
       The salient point is, how do you  choose an image that best visually
illustrates your point?  Even with  sighted help, you may feel that you've
lost some control over an important part  of your lecture if you let them
choose the images. .  I found it very  useful to confine all my report
graphics  to standardized graphs and charts.  Pie and bar charts are fairly
easy to understand via touch.  Likewise plots and curves can be similarly
learned.  Once you have these basic display formats down, your  familiarity
with your data will suggest to you the appropriate visual method to  use.
Remember that your goal in your report is to summarize your  information as
quickly and as succinctly as possible.  Relying on plain  vanilla graphic
methods simplifies both constructing  your presentation and  facilitating
your audience's comprehension.
        This way, you regain control -  knowing which display method best
fits your data solves the issue of which  graphic to choose - but it still 
leaves the task of creating the chart.   They're not hard to make - if
sighted.  Perhaps someone could write  a little program or macro for you to
use, but without being able to see the  result, you're stuck again.  
Fortunately, there are plenty of people who  can use spreadsheet tools to do
this for you.  All  you need to do is  have your data arranged correctly in
your spreadsheet and provide all  titles, labels and annotations.  Leave the
rest to your I T peon to do  and have them insert the finished image into
slide.     You'll still need some sighted help, but now you're telling them 
what you want  and how it should look.   
     Hope this helps,

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