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The belief being instructed by totally blind
instructors narrows our options is a prejudiced point of view. Dictated by
cultural constructs. It was such thinking which prevented totally blind
people from becoming certified mobility instructors for decades. Even
though we were teaching without certification . and for decades
prevented totally blind people from teaching sighted children.
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Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2016 1:56
Subject: Re: Improving my teaching
approach and/or sensitivity
On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:49 am, Marianne Denning <marianne@...>
I won't let a sighted person train me on the computer unless
they can do everything by using the computer like I do.
That is, of course, entirely our prerogative,
but I'd sincerely ask you to reconsider it. Part of what I consider my
"value added" is that I can actually construct, for instance, keystroke
sequences for unknown/obscure functions in MS-Office programs because I can
see feedback that JAWS and NVDA do not (I don't know whether they could not,
but it wouldn't be particularly practical) provide "on the fly."
Tutoring is, ideally, a collaboration where each party actually has
something that they can teach the other, at least from my perspective.
It also really narrows your options, too, but
that also is your call.