Re: experimental measurement methods for the blind chemist

From: Derk Neyhart (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 20:54:45 PDT

my lab expperience was when I was sighted, so iI can be of no anecdotal
Moreover, to throw more cold water on the aspirant, I took a junior college
course in Applied Molecular Genetics last year just for fun, and I was lost.
Even I had a good picture in memory of a slide, to hear a student describe
what she or he was seeing, it was like Alice in Wonderland.

Mark Sutton, a big dog with computers and the Center for Accessible
Technology, blind since birth, described taking chemistry fellowship and the
most experienced helper, aide available was terrible. Either negligent or
ignorant, but certainly incompetent. Mark gave up his dreams.

I haven't, I just add dreams every day. My latest is to shake your hand at
the next convention.



----- Original Message -----
From: John Miller <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 11:46 AM
Subject: experimental measurement methods for the blind chemist

> Hello,
> Jennifer Schiffelbein is looking to enroll in a graduate chemical
> engineering program.
> She asks to hear from all of you about how to do lab bench work
> I'm not talking about getting through a pesky course requirement, but how
> to work as a research assistant pulling your own weight in the lab.
> So brush off your I remember being in a lab class days, or pull down from
> the shelf your lab measuring tools,
> and tell the list how you do lab work.
> And if you are on good terms with blind chemists, tell me where to turn.
> Regards,
> John Miller
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