Archive for the ‘Info’ Category

Mid term grades

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

I submitted a grade of B for everyone because I have so little to go on. You’ll all have plenty of opportunity to bring it up.

Autism related study at TEACCH

Friday, October 5th, 2007

I got this notice of an interesting sounding study over at the amazing TEACCH center. I hope to get someone from there to come talk to us later this semester. The study sounds interesting and pays $20 too. If anyone participates I’d love to hear about the experience.



Thursday, October 4th, 2007
  • Everyone here spoke sign language: hereditary Deafness on Marthas Vineyard , Nora Ellen Groce, ISBN 067427041X
  • Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence , John Hockenberry, ISBN 0786881623
  • Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness , John M. Hull, ISBN 067973547X
  • Journey Out of Silence , William Rush, ASIN 0939644215
  • Seeing Voices , Oliver Sacks, ISBN 0375704078
  • An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales , Oliver Sacks, ISBN 0679756973
  • Living in the State of Stuck , Marcia Scherer, ISBN 1571290796
  • Making Peace with Autism : One Family’s Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts , Susan Senator, ISBN 1590302443
  • Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior , Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson, ISBN 0743247698
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly : A Memoir of Life in Death , Jean-Dominique Bauby, ISBN : 0375701214

Deafness and the meaning of disability.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

With Charley Finley’s lecture today we’re beginning a unit on deafness, Deaf culture, ethics, and the meaning of disability. I hope you will find the topic interesting and thought provoking. I encourage you to pay close attention to the discussion and explore resources elsewhere because your next assignment will be writing a paper on your reaction to the topic. You may find it useful to take some notes to remind you of the aspects you found most interesting.

Next class we’ll watch “Sound and Fury”. Wow.

APPLES Alternative Spring Break experience to Mexico

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Have you heard about the APPLES Alternative Spring Break experience to Mexico? Now is YOUR chance to participate!


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.

Get Firefox!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I’m a lousy speller. I see that some of you are too. Yikes!

I suggest you get the Firefox browser free online. It is a great browser with lots of cool features like AdBlock (download the Add On) and tabbed browsing. But possibly its greatest feature is built-in spell checking for all text fields. So when you’re posting comments to our blog your misspelled words will be underlined in red and you can fix them before posting.

Help with a user study?

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

CS graduate student Peter Parente is doing his thesis research on a new kind of audio display that improves on screen readers like JAWS. He needs three more participants in the sighted part of his study. It pays $20 for 2 hours of work. A requirement is an interest in mobile audio such as iPod and basic email skills. If you’re willing to help out, let me know and I’ll give you Pete’s email address.

Center for Literacy and Disability Studies

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Check out their page before Karen Erickson comes to speak. The info on Jake is particularly interesting.


Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

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