Re: another jaws and job question

  • From: "Zdenek Vopat" <zdenekvopat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 23:58:52 +0100

why are so many people think that the colledge degree is the only answer? 
Teaching in Africa does not sound like a good idea at all. I am from Europe and 
I lived for many years in Canada and I also traveled to Thailand, the cultural 
shock may be extremely great. For instance in Thailand forget the trafic lights 
the chaos is the answer there. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Arnowitt" <foodsong@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: another jaws and job question

> Hi Jamie,
> The now retired road crews dispatcher here in Vermont was totally 
> blind. His name is Ray Burke and he was quite a character, appearing 
> on the radio every day in the morning as the "Roads Scholar" to tell 
> people which highways around the state were having road construction 
> that day. (Of course, his main job was communicating with the 
> construction crews from a central dispatching office.) He and his 
> wife are also dairy farmers, and he also plays amateur saxophone in a 
> group Ray and the Hit-Kickers. (Hope Jaws read that last bit to you cleanly.)
> However, I doubt Ray kept track of road crews dispatching jobs with a 
> computer. I think I heard he had a fantastic memory, and possibly he 
> used Braille to deal with the rest. A 911 situation would obviously 
> require more technology, but I would think there would be lots of 
> dispatching jobs such as for public transportation systems of various 
> kinds, where Jaws would do just fine.
> If you are in the USA, the Americans with Disabilities Act may come 
> into play to support you if you have a need to use adaptive 
> technology or adjust your working conditions to do a job. I don't 
> know all the ins and outs of it but basically the gist of it as I 
> understand it is that you can ask for small accommodations and they 
> can't turn you down, but when they start getting more major (working 
> from home might fall in that category), they can refuse. The ADA also 
> has a special section that applies to educational institutions such 
> as colleges.
> Best,
> Michael
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