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Hey all hope your all doing well I'm doing pretty good. My mom just got a new truck and she is enjoying it. 
I'm happy to say im doing well. My O&M took me last wednesday to the bus depot. It was cool I got on the 11 bus and transferred to the 11a without a hitch. The bus drivers were very helpful and during spring brake we're going to get me a bus pass. 
In my art class my VI gave me a CCTV it's pretty good so far I can get details on my art easier. The thing is a old dinosaur but it'll work. My VI is going to start teaching me Braille for a functional use, boy she'll get a surprise. Next week I'm taking the ACT arrg I'm not looking forward to it I hear it can take up to 16 hours to take yuck.
Im going to the eye docter and my others at duke in the next week or two for a check up. I'm not too into it, especially after what happened with my last eye visit.

Something funny that happened this week is on Friday I opened my coke at lunch and the lid popped off before I even twisted the cap an inch. Boy was it a shock my Game Design teacher cracked up. It was so unexpected it was funny i hadn't had a bottle do that in I don't know how long. 
My classmate declared me the goddess of 3d max when I showed him this animation I made. Since I got Jaws my entire learning experience in game design class has changed for the good I can finish a 3dMax assignment before the rest of the class 

I talked to the medical careers teacher about how few people in the medical profession I've ran into know  how to do sighted guide and she asked me if I could come by the class one day and talk. I'm a little nervous about it but I like the idea of educating the class and put things in perspective so that in the future there will be more sighted guide savvy people
Lindsay

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The in-service for the medical caree students sounds awesome -- I have done a lot of in-services and you hope to help make a difference for others in the future. Awesome! If you need any ideas, ask your TVI or VI teacher. Great stuff!

Great to hear JAWS is improving your educational experience!

Good to hear you excited about getting a bus pass, it always made a difference for me.

Keep up the great work and hard work!!!

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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Hey. I was wondering how you did the game design class using jaws. I've been interested in something like that for about 4 years now.


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For the most part Jaws reads most of the commands and what it doesnt read I have a classmate to read some programs work better than others generally


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Is there anything I should add talk about when I go talk to the medical careers class other than sighted guide?


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I would suggest mentioning that there are people who are blind and persons with low vision. The majority of people have low vision and you might not know they are visually impaired. I would mention people use a cane, guide dog, sighted guide, or just utilize their residual vision possibly to assist in getting around. People with the same visual impairment could see totally differently. Braille is a code utilized by around 10 percent of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Stress if they are unsure of something, to just be polite and ask. People who are blind or visually impaired are just people. We are accountants, computer programmers, teachers, judges, mechanics, and more. Good luck! And, if you need anything, just let me know. You will rip it up.

I think it is awesome that you are teaching them sighted guide, I have done things like this at nursing schools and such.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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I would also mention that braille allows persons access to information such as labels on doors, in elevators, room numbers, and the all important bathroom. Braille is a great skill to know, allowing more indepenence. Even if you are only a practical braille reader.

Joe S.
AFB Staff


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I am an expert braille reader have been reading braille since I was 5.


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Hi Guys,
I've been reading braille since I was five or so. I like braille signage as well. Some kids who are dorks have scratched out some of the dots on the signs so they are harder to read. The elivator sign is not even readable anymore. talk to everyone soon!


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