[evonline2002_webheads] Re: [TESLCA-L] EFL for blind students
- Talking Communities is owned and run by a very nice guy who just
happens to be blind - George Buys. He's busy as hell and tough to get
to respond, but if you want I will phone him and find out anything
you want to know. He's copied here.
For more information about blind sources you can also try another
really, really great human being, Norm Coombs - who knows everything
there is to know about access for the disabled. Try here:
Norman Coombs, Ph.D.
ASI's New Synchronous Web Conference Clinics http://easi.cc/clinic.htm
EASI's November, month-long online courses:
Barrier-free E-learning http://easi.cc/workshops/bfel.htm
Accessible Internet Multimedia http://easi.cc/workshops/mmedia.htm
Business Benefits of Accessible IT Design http://easi.cc/workshops/bbaitsyl.htm
(a package of five courses will earn the Certificate in Accessible
At 9:04 AM +0400 9/1/04, vstevens wrote:
>On a couple of occasions over the past year or so, we have encountered blind
>participants in the voice chats in which Webheads have participated.
>I recall that in the last Global Learn Day http://bfranklin.edu/gld/ there
>was at least one blind participant and I believe he or she was introduced by
>Andy Pinchon, http://www.alado.net, who provided the Talking Communities
>chatroom for the GLD event.
>There is also an ESL teacher named Chee in Houston Texas who has a Talking
>Communities voice chat, and he also has blind participants. Unfortunately I
>don't recall his URL.
>I'm cc'ing this to Webheads in Action
>Someone there might have Chee's URL. You might consider joining that group
>and continuing this discussion there (all are welcome).
- Hi Vance,
Here is the URL of Chee's, RealTeachers.org, site with his contact
Vance, you or Mike might also want to contact George Buys, as John
said. He gave a talk, together with Norm Coombs, and Marisal Miranda
at the last Mentor/Tutor eConference on the topic: "On-Line
Mentoring of the Disabled".
The following is a pasted short description about them that I've
copied from the Tutur/Mentor eConference schedule page:
Norm and George are both blind and have extensive credentials and
experience in overcoming their handicaps and being productive
examples to others of how technology is a great equalizer for anyone
motivated enough to move toward self sufficiency.
Norm Coombs, Lake Forest, CA http://www.rit.edu/~easi/ along with
Marisol Miranda who is located in Queretaro, Mexico
You can actually find their webcasted session listed by Andy, on the
econference webcast archives page, at this URL:
http://www.alado.net/econference (During this great session they
showed and talked about many useful online technologies for blind
people, and other related matters and experiences).
Also, Daniel F. Bassill, President and Founder of Cabrini
Connections (http://www.cabriniconnections.net) and the Tutor/Mentor
Connection (http://www.tutormentorconnection.org and
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net), might be able to help, as well.
I am sorry that I don't have their contact info with me, now, as I'm
still on vacation; however, I can provide them when I return home in
a week or so.
I hope this helps,
--- In email@example.com, vstevens
> Hi Mark,encountered blind
> On a couple of occasions over the past year or so, we have
> participants in the voice chats in which Webheads haveparticipated.
> I recall that in the last Global Learn Day
> was at least one blind participant and I believe he or she wasintroduced by
> Andy Pinchon, http://www.alado.net, who provided the TalkingCommunities
> chatroom for the GLD event.Talking
> There is also an ESL teacher named Chee in Houston Texas who has a
> Communities voice chat, and he also has blind participants.Unfortunately I
> don't recall his URL.that group
> I'm cc'ing this to Webheads in Action
> Someone there might have Chee's URL. You might consider joining
> and continuing this discussion there (all are welcome).who want to
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Chandler" <englishstudentlife@H...>
> To: <TESLCA-L@C...>
> Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 10:46 PM
> Subject: [TESLCA-L] EFL for blind students
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> I sometimes receive queries from blind students around the world
> improve their English.facilitate
> It seems to me that the technology is available these days to
> blind people who want to study in their own countries using theinternet. Is
> anyone aware of EFL online resources or programmes which areparticularly
> well-suited to blind people? I imagine that not all "distancelearning"
> programmes are equal in this regard.are "centres
> Also, are there any special resouces or schools out there that
> of excellence" for teaching English to the blind?
> Mark Chandler
> UK Student Life: http://www.ukstudentlife.com