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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.15.6/566 - Release Date: 12/3/2006 To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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