Doing mathematics
Akshaya Choudhary
How do you guys do mathematics? Do you use some software or some physical instrument like abacus? I will be appearing for a management entrance exam in December. I will be required to solve high school level mathematical problems as soon as possible. I had learnt math when I had partial vision with normal pen and paper, then i switched to humanities, and now I intend to go the management route. For this I will be required to do mathematics again. Please suggest me any possible solutions. It is a competitive exam, so speed and accuracy both matters.
Regards, Sociohack


Rosemarie Chavarria
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From: Sociohack AC
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2018 3:33 AM To: nvda@nvda.groups.io Subject: [nvda] Doing mathematics
How do you guys do mathematics? Do you use some software or some physical instrument like abacus? I will be appearing for a management entrance exam in December. I will be required to solve high school level mathematical problems as soon as possible. I had learnt math when I had partial vision with normal pen and paper, then i switched to humanities, and now I intend to go the management route. For this I will be required to do mathematics again. Please suggest me any possible solutions. It is a competitive exam, so speed and accuracy both matters.


Antony Stone
If you are allowed to use technical aids in the examination, surely a talking
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calculator is the simplest solution? And, if you're not allowed to use technical aids, what are the sighted people expected to do? I can't imagine a management exam expecting people to do arithmetic with pencil & paper... (or if that is expected, what sort of management are they going to end up in ...?) Finally, for a nontechnical solution, are you allowed (as a blind person) to take someone with you, and so long as you know what mathematics to ask them to do, they're allowed to do it for you and give you the answer? They can't help you to solve the original question, but if you know how to solve it, they can do the tedious bits of arithmetic for you and give you what you need to get to the answer. Antony.
On Saturday 28 July 2018 at 12:33:31, Sociohack AC wrote:
How do you guys do mathematics? Do you use some software or some physical 
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ely.r@...
Sociohack First you need to be in touch with who or whatever the testing organization is. Tell them about your vision and ask first if they have had experience with accommodations for a blind or visually impaired person. If so, could they email you a list of accommodations that have been used in the past. You would want to f Specifically, if a talking calculator will be seen as a reasonable accommodation. There are standalone talking calculators. If you have an iPhone or iPad there are free calculator apps and at least one scientific talking calculator I believe may still be free. If you want suggestions, let me know on or off list. Whatever you might choose to use, you would want to have it soon so that you have plenty of time to get comfortable using it. How are you going to read what I imagine is a print text exam? Do you still have enough vision to read large print? If not may you have a reader/scribe? Does the testing organization provide someone or can it be a person you choose. The second option is the best. Like the calculator, it you can select a reader/scribe the two of you should find a source for sample questions to use for practice. You may find that there is a study guide for the exam. Hope this does not feel like information overload. You have a good deal of time before the exam. Vest thing to do is to work with whatever accommodations you choose so that they help not hinder your test taking. Rick
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sociohack AC
How do you guys do mathematics? Do you use some software or some physical instrument like abacus? I will be appearing for a management entrance exam in December. I will be required to solve high school level mathematical problems as soon as possible. I had learnt math when I had partial vision with normal pen and paper, then i switched to humanities, and now I intend to go the management route. For this I will be required to do mathematics again. Please suggest me any possible solutions. It is a competitive exam, so speed and accuracy both matters.


Akshaya Choudhary
Thank you Rick! I have contacted the authorities, and I have got to know that i'm allowed the scribe of my choice and the use of an abacus during the exam. Further, a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour will also be provided to all visuallly impaired candidates.
i will look at the question papers and get in touch with you again.  Regards, Sociohack


ely.r@...
Sociohack So glad that so far the experience has been a good one. Best of luck getting successfully through the exam. Rick
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sociohack AC
Thank you Rick! I have contacted the authorities, and I have got to know that i'm allowed the scribe of my choice and the use of an abacus during the exam. Further, a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour will also be provided to all visuallly impaired candidates.


Brian K. Lingard
Dear Sociohack & List:
Not sure, of the math and/or other exams length, however you may request rest time depending upon exam length and other conditions you have. I was unaware of this until a manager of services to disabled students mentioned it. Brian
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf of Sociohack AC
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 9:30 AM To: nvda@nvda.groups.io Subject: Re: [NVDA] Doing mathematics
Thank you Rick! I have contacted the authorities, and I have to know that I am allowed the scribe of my choice and the use of an abacus during the exam. Further, a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour will also be provided to all visually impaired candidates. _._,_._,_


Ervin, Glenn
Windows has a good calculator program. You can make a shortcut to it, but in the run box, just type Calc And press enter Glenn
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ely.r@...
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2018 7:47 PM To: nvda@nvda.groups.io Subject: Re: [nvda] Doing mathematics
Sociohack First you need to be in touch with who or whatever the testing organization is. Tell them about your vision and ask first if they have had experience with accommodations for a blind or visually impaired person. If so, could they email you a list of accommodations that have been used in the past. You would want to f Specifically, if a talking calculator will be seen as a reasonable accommodation. There are standalone talking calculators. If you have an iPhone or iPad there are free calculator apps and at least one scientific talking calculator I believe may still be free. If you want suggestions, let me know on or off list. Whatever you might choose to use, you would want to have it soon so that you have plenty of time to get comfortable using it. How are you going to read what I imagine is a print text exam? Do you still have enough vision to read large print? If not may you have a reader/scribe? Does the testing organization provide someone or can it be a person you choose. The second option is the best. Like the calculator, it you can select a reader/scribe the two of you should find a source for sample questions to use for practice. You may find that there is a study guide for the exam. Hope this does not feel like information overload. You have a good deal of time before the exam. Vest thing to do is to work with whatever accommodations you choose so that they help not hinder your test taking. Rick From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
On Behalf Of Sociohack AC
How do you guys do mathematics? Do you use some software or some physical instrument like abacus? I will be appearing for a management entrance exam in December. I will be required to solve high school level mathematical problems as soon
as possible. I had learnt math when I had partial vision with normal pen and paper, then i switched to humanities, and now I intend to go the management route. For this I will be required to do mathematics again. Please suggest me any possible solutions. It
is a competitive exam, so speed and accuracy both matters.

