[blind-education] Re: New member

  • From: "Sharon Clark" <sharonjackson03@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 19:09:39 -0400


I think, we, as individuals with visual impairments, will always deal with
others who have old views.  We just need to learn how to deal with them.  I
had a similar experience when I student taught, but somehow I made it

Sharon Clark, NJ TVI 

-----Original Message-----
From: blind-education-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blind-education-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Stewart
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:39 PM
To: blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [blind-education] Re: New member

My first question is, does anyone on the list have any experiences with 
accessibility issues with teachers? I don't mean that the possible adaptive 
procedure/equipment isn't available...but have they been unwilling to 
provide them in the first place?

I ask because I ran into real trouble at the University of North Texas 
(where I got my MA) regarding becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the 
History dept. You can't become a Teaching Fellow (TF) without being a TA 
first. TA's assist professor in the grunt work of teaching; grading tests, 
taking attendance, etc while TF actually teach survey level courses. I got 
the "He's blind so he can't teach" crap from the Department Chair. Oh, not 
to my face but I heard it from most of the other faculty.

    Why does it bug me? Because without any TA/TF experience getting a 
teaching job is REAL tough. Sure you have the degrees but if you have no 
experience on the college level they don't want to risk hiring you.

    Fortunately Tyler Junior College was willing to take a risk on me and 
let me teach...and I'll always be greatful for that. But from 2005 to this 
year I was unemployed because of that idiocy.

Anyone else have this experience?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zach, Netbook Edition" <chickerland@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:30 PM
Subject: [blind-education] Re: New member

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> From: "Mike Stewart" <stewart_1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2010 10:57 AM
> To: <blind-education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [blind-education] New member
>> Hello all,
>> Just wanted to say 'Hi' and say I'm looking forward to participating 
>> on
>> this list. ;)
>> Sincerely,
>> Michael Stewart
>> stewart_1@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> Adjunct Professor of History
>> Tyler Junior College

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