Blind Scientist Tools

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If you are blind or teaching a blind student, I hope you are able to utilize this encyclopedia of tools and techniques that got me through school to the place I am today. From working with access assistants, or “readers”, to choosing software and hardware, these informational cards will link you to informative notes with recommendations that span that scope of my blind academic experience.

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Software Emacspeak JAWS VoiceOver

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Hardware Office Layout ThinkPad MagniLink Orcam CCTV iPhone Modeling Kits iPad Apple Watch

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Most of the information displayed above is drawn from this journal article, coauthored by myself, my postdoctoral coworker, the head of the Disabilities Office, one of my professors, and my graduate advisor.

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Choosing A School Choosing an Advisor The Disabilities Office Housing Location Mobility Trainers Working with the City Occupational Therapists Mobility Visual Materials Chemical Structures Plots Complex Protein Structures Math Equations Terminal Readers What is a Reader Dividing up Duties Managing Readers Finding Readers Computer Skills Start Early Example Flier Interviewing Readers Interview Procedure Signs of a Good Reader Signs of a Bad Reader How to Take Notes Note-Taker Profile Establishing Communication How to Read Quality of Voice Reflecting Written Structure Mathematical Equations Audio Library Storage Recording Method Organization Scheme Notes Classes Tests Professors Lectures and Presentations Individual Studying Research Alternative Visualizations Learning to Ask the Right Questions Chunking PhD CUMES Oral Qualifiers Defense Reader Testimonials Thesis Writing Writing Organizing References Formatting Teaching The Results My Method Presenting PowerPoints Memorizing Audience Interaction Advice for Disability Servicies Let Them Do the Hiring Let Them Tell You Exactly What They Need Hold Semesterly Coordination Meetings Advice for Advisors In Advance Have No Fear! Keep Equal Standards ACS Conference Scheduling Networking Getting Around
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