[access-uk] Re: Accessible Editing Software

Hi Eleanor

But perhaps this is down to the university itself and its accessibility
policy, I don't know. 


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Eleanor Burke
Sent: 10 October 2011 12:31
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Editing Software

Well that is very interesting Jackie.  I did have such an assistant but at
GNVQ level and not under Graduate level.  Thanks for your reply.

Eleanor
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 9:57 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Editing Software


> Hi Eleanor
>
> As far as I know, the Specialist Campus Assistant is provided by the
> university, and not funded through DSA.  Mine is called Bernie, and she is
> absolutely fantastic.  I go to university two days a week for this 
> Semester.
> I am doing journalism part-time, and I truly love it at Ulster.  Bernie
> takes me everywhere.  She helps me with scanning, reading, taking notes, 
> and
> is an absolute scream too which is why we have already earned the title of
> being the Terrible Twins.
>
> I had wanted to go full-time, but I am suffering so badly with my back now
> that it is only possible to do so much at a time.  The medication is very
> potent, and makes me sleep quite a lot, so I've asked Bernie to carry a
> knitting needle about with her so she can poke me when I start to drift 
> off.
> (smile).
>
> I must say that having a Specialist Campus Assistant makes life so much
> easier as it takes the stress out of wondering where to go and how to get
> there.  Without Bernie, there would be no course, so perhaps it is 
> something
> you need to look into Eleanor as I don't know if it is mandatory or down 
> to
> the student to finance it.  Certainly I haven't been asked to.
>
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Jackie Cairns
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of
> Eleanor Burke
> Sent: 09 October 2011 19:41
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Editing Software
>
> hi Jackie
> I am thinking of moving to a brick university in the new year! Can you 
> tell
> me does your class-room assistant pay come out of your DSA? as this will 
> be
> a consideration of mine, with my non-medical helper allowance somewhere in
> the region of four thousand a year.
>
> Eleanor
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2011 6:58 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Accessible Editing Software
>
>
>> Many thanks to all who have so far replied here.  There are obviously
>> options to consider, so I will discuss with the lecturer concerned what 
>> my
>> best path might be.  I just wanted to be armed with the knowledge that
>> there
>> is access out there to some of the software he may suggest, just to be
>> prepared so to speak.  I do receive DSA, so I will discuss it with the
>> great
>> people at the university.
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>>
>> Jackie Cairns
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