Archive for September, 2007

Lunch Tuesday 11 September

Friday, September 7th, 2007

We discussed meeting outside class to get to know one another better. We need a small group so I suggest no more than 3 of you claim a spot for this coming Tuesday by commenting below. We’ll leave after class and decide on somewhere mutually acceptable and reasonably cheap. I’ll offer opportunities on different days and at different times to try to accommodate everyone.

Of course, if you’d like to stop by my office to talk, just check my calendar and send email proposing an open time that works for you.

Navigating Blind

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Today you all got a chance to navigate around the building with a cane while blindfolded. Tell us about your experience. You were a much bolder group than I have seen before. I noticed that several of you went outside, down stairs, and even into the bathroom. What did you learn? Did anything funny or interesting happen?

Orientation and Mobility

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

On Thursday Diane Brauner will talk to us about orientation and mobility for people who are blind. Check out this short introduction to O&M before then.

More on Rett Syndrome

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

International Rett Syndrome Association

Video games’ new frontier: The visually impaired

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

From CNN , sounds like an accessible version of Guitar Hero. I’ve been trying to think about how to do something like this.

Post items you find on issues or ideas related to our class

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

I think I enabled posting for all of you. If you see something interesting post it for us all to see.

Disabled workers face phase-out

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Interesting article in the News and Observer about mainstreaming of vocational work programs .