[nobe-l] : studying biology wiht low vision

Billy Yau ywlbilly04 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 31 15:51:20 UTC 2009

Dear all,
This is Billy Yau from Hong Kong, China.
Recently I have got to know a girl with low vision who wants to choose biology at her high school (in Hong Kong, students choose subjects after Grade9).
She is doing well with biology (she got the highest mark for the subject in her last test!) but she is worried that she will have more limitations later.
The first thing that comes to her mind is the difficulties involved when doing experiments on her own.
Because of this, she is thinking of giving up. 
Any suggestions?  Any equipment to help?
I myself didn't study science (the mainstream school I studied at exempted me from those subjects!) so I can't be of practical help to her.
Now what I can do is to encourage her and at the same time write to you for advice.
Thanks in advance.
Nice day!

--- On Mon, 3/30/09, Thea Eaton <thea at doodledoo.com> wrote:

From: Thea Eaton <thea at doodledoo.com>
Subject: [nobe-l] Questions on Children's Computer Use
To: blparent at nfbnet.org, pibe-division at nfbnet.org, nobe-l at nfbnet.org
Date: Monday, March 30, 2009, 1:55 AM


My name is Thea Eaton and I just joined the mailing list. We are an
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accessible for screen reader users, or for children who do not use screen
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We are looking for parents of visually impaired children who would be
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Thank you for your time,
Thea Eaton

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