[nfbwatlk] Am I crazy inr are they

Mario & Sharon Eiland hope.milagro at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 06:54:15 CDT 2012


Hello!
If you don't mind me asking, who is the counselor?



On Jul 6, 2012, at 2:40 PM, "mjc59 at q.com" <mjc59 at q.com> wrote:

> Hi Debby,
>
> You are not crazy for expecting materials from DSB to be in an accessible format. Since you specifically asked for materials in an accessible format, it is not only annoying and inappropriate, it is against the law! I was going to say that I can't believe they did this, but I guess it doesn't really surprise me.
>
> Marci
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "debby phillips" <semisweetdebby at gmail.com>
> To: nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
> Sent: Friday, July 6, 2012 8:50:17 AM
> Subject: [nfbwatlk] Am I crazy inr are they
>
> Hello all.  I don't post much here on do list except to reply to
> messages, since currently I'm part of the other organization, and
> kind of feel like I shouldn't, but I'm ticked and I guess I need
> a reality check.  Last Thursday I went to see my DSB counselor.
> I am thinking of going to the OTC (but am also thinking of going
> elsewhere) it's a matter of funding for the other place).  But
> anyway, at the end of my conversation I said, Oh yeah, and please
> ask them to send any information about the OTC in an accessible
> format.  I think it's crazy to get a bunch of printed material
> from an agency that serves blind folks in print."  She agreed.
> So much to my disappointed and indignation yesterday I received a
> packet of information.  Some of it was print that needed to be
> filled out by me.  That in itself is rather inconvenient, to say
> the least, but almost all applications, etc.  are in print.
> However they sent me a 55-page print document, The Residential
> Student Handbook.  Okay, I would be a residential student.  I
> would assume that I am responsible for knowing and adhering to
> the contents of that handbook.  But did I receive it in a format
> that I would be able to access?  No.  They should, at the very
> least, in my ever so humble opinion, have a link to the Student
> Handbook online.  So I just want to know, am I crazy to expect
> such respect from an agency serving blind folks?  I'd really like
> to know what! you all think.    Peace,    Debby
>
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