[bksvol-discuss] Re: Braillenote died

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 21:17:58 -0800 (PST)

Boy, that was tough. You see, Natalie, overcoming
obstacles like Elizabeth faced is why sighted people
admire people like all of you so. And those of you who
had the problems in high school that have been
mentioned here, as well as in college--let alone with
people in society like you all have mentioned, in this
recent conversation and when we were talking about bus
drivers and taxi drivers a little while ago. You all
may accept what you do in life as natural and nothing
special, but for us who aren't in your position, and
maybe wonder if we could do as well, it's inspiring
and admirable in the sense of evoking admiration. It's
like the man who saved people from a fire recently. He
doesn't consider himself a hero--just did what he
figures anyone would do--it was a natural
reaction--but to others, he was a hero.

Cindy



rote:

> I had extensive research papers in every class.  I
> typed them all on a 
> electric typewriter.  I would tape what I wanted to
> write and write my 
> second draft while writing.  I went to Vassar though
> and there standards 
> were high.  (They did not want a blind person there
> and did everything they 
> could officially to make my time there as hard as
> possible like not letting 
> my readers into the library to read anywhere and
> refusing to check out 
> books from the library for us for them to use to
> read elsewhere.  They 
> refused to let me use the language labs to read so I
> used my room and ran a 
> small business essentially out of it with readers
> for five years.)  This 
> was years before ADA or access laws so there you
> have it.
> 
> E.
> 
> 
> At 11:12 PM 12/3/2006, you wrote:
> >I learned to type on a typewriter, course this was
> 1985 and I was in
> >kindergarten.
> >
> >I will say one thing, to stick up for the "younger
> generation" who "has it
> >so much easier",. the work load in most university
> programs has increased
> >dramatically because of the advancement of
> technology.  Mos people I talk to
> >who went to school in the seventies and early
> eighties, would talk of one or
> >two extensive research papers.  In one university
> program at Kutztown, you
> >have an extensive research paper in EVERY single
> class.
> >
> >The beauty of technology I guess.
> >
> >Also textbooks were "useful" for more than one
> year.
> >
> >Smile.
> >
> >But I reckon it is like comparing Apples to
> Oranges, smile.
> >
> >I still employed readers, scribes, a paper grader,
> and still spent most of
> >my waking free time engaged in adapting materials
> so I could participate on
> >a par with my classmates.  So perhaps things don't
> really change.
> >
> >But I do misss my Braillenote dearly.  Is going to
> be tough, but I know he
> >will be in good hands.
> >
> >
> >Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
> >and Judson, guiding golden
> >juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
> >Graduate Alumni Association Board
> >www.guidedogs.com
> >
> >Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
> >  Puppies are the joy at one end.
> >  Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
> >Carolyn Alexander
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <barbarab65@xxxxxxx>
> >To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2006 7:13 PM
> >Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Braillenote died
> >
> >
> >It is amazing how I got along without all these
> computer or technical
> >equipment in the 70s. Now it is so much easier.
> Interestingly, a friend said
> >to  me
> >one time that his daughter never saw a typewriter.
> Can you imagine that?
> >Someone else told me that she remembered when she
> had to type her husband's
> >dissertation on a typewriter. Things have changed!
> >
> >Barbara
> >
> >
> >
>
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