Sorry I didn’t post this yesterday, but better late than never.
I would just like to wish everyone here a happy christmas. What all did you all get? Hope you all got what you wanted, and enjoy the rest of the day!!!
Today, I had an interview with a journalist about reading. It was good.
The interview started at about half past 1. The journalist asked me questions about whether I read braille or audeo books, how I accessed them, where I got them, If I used computers and the internet to access books, how I got my school books and how I felt about the lack of books available in shops.
It was for an assignment. If it is selected, it could appear on a radio station!!!!!!!! How cool!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ll let you know after christmas whether it has been selected. Hope it will be!!!!!
Today I was at Womens Aid. I wasn’t at the refuge. I was at the resource centre.
I got there at about ten to 11. I didn’t start until eleven. Again, I got plently of information.
I found out that it isn’t actually social workers who work there, but they do get referrals from social workers. Well I found out that they provide a place for women and children to go if they have been suffering from domestic violence. They run courses for both mothers and children. They aim to provide support for women, but want them to live independently and be able to get out of the violent relationship. They attend courte with women, provide community support for women in their own home, provide courses on how children can manage their feelings and not be a bully, and run courses for women suffering from low self esteme.
It was good. Again, I don’t know if I would like to work for this organisation.
Well it’s back to school on Monday. Wish i was going on work experience for 2 weeks!!!!! Cause it went in far too quickly!!!
Yesterday and today, I was at the Cedar Foundation. I got there at about 20 minutes past nine. I started at half nine both days.
Yesterday I talked with a woman called Virginia until the IT officer came. At about half ten, I did IT. We just discussed how good the training materials were for someone who was newly using JAWS, and who might be elderly. He asked me what the first thing I would do if I was just starting to use JAWS would be. This was basically all that I did.
After lunch, I observed a Memory Training class. This was basically to help addults with disabilities remember more, and concintrate more. It was made up of a series of activities and worksheets to improve their memory. I didn’t really understand it, but as long as it helped the people. I would probably understand it more if I was there longer.
Today was spent in IT. For the morning, I discussed how we could simplify the help files for JAWS. I also read some braille that the officer needed done.
In the afternoon, I wrote a simplified version of how to use JAWS with Windows and how to use Microsoft Word. It was hard, because I complicated it sometimes. The rest of the afternoon was spent going through it. The IT officer is going to put it in to braille and tape.
It was a good two days, as always. I may be needed at christmas again.
Once again, thanks again for having me!
I was meant to be going to Holywell hospital today, but i am not going on that placement because i have no transport and public transport is complicated from where i’m at. This is not my fault. It’s a days worth of work experience wasted though.
Hopefully tomorrow (4 December) will go okay. It should do.