I’m In English!

I went down today to the college to see if my laptop had come in yet for the Maths, and found out that a lot of people had dropped out of the GCSE English night class, so I got in!!!!!!!!!!!!! So tonight was the first class.

It was alright. We just went through the course and that. The only bad thing was, that there has been two different teachers in two different classrooms. That’s only in the space of two weeks!!!!!

I really hope this doesn’t happen again, as it’ll mess up the route that i’ve learned to get to this classroom.

I never thought i’d say this, but I think Maths is better. It seemed more enjoyable or something. If I had my way, I wouldn’t be doing the English any more, but I need to get my grade up.

I still haven’t got the laptop, but once the college get permission to load JAWS on to it, I should have it!!!!


Not As Bad…

The GCSE Maths class wasn’t as bad this week. I didn’t have my equipment, but it seemed more relaxed or something. Well not relaxed, but not as stressful.

I got my first textbook yesterday. It is going to be scanned in this week hopefully. I will have it in braille, and parts of it can be emailed to me, so that I have it in more than one format.

The college are also getting a braille embosser, which is able to do graphs and that too. That should be good. I will also get the board for the graphs, as well as everything else I need.

My mentor contacted me yesterday too. He wanted to know what time my class would be at, and what we were studdying. Hopefully, that means that he will be there in the class next week.

As for the laptop, I haven’t got it yet, because JAWS has to be loaded on to it.

I’m glad to see that things are moving along. With the way last week went, I was considering having to pull out of the class. Thank god I shouldn’t have to now, as I really can’t afford to put back my future any longer!! A year is enough, thank you.


I Have Skype!

I decided to bite the bullet and get
Skype
It’s great!!!! I had a bit of teething trouble at the start, creating my account, but with a bit of experimentation, I got it.

Look forward to talking to you all on it.


Fucking Pissed

I know the subject is a bit harsh, but it’s how i’m feeling!!!!

I was at my GCSE Maths class earlier. Well the college know that i’m blind. I have informed them of everything i will need. I find out tonight, that i need protractors, a graph board with raised paper to do the graphs on, a compass, and talking scientiffic calculator. This is on top of me needing the laptop and braille!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew i would need this, but it fucking pisses me off, a lot. Especially when it’s told to you, it’s like My god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Number 1, where the hell am i gonna get that stuff? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

Another thing is, what’s with sighted people kind of pushing you where you want to go? Well not pushing you, but directing you firmly when you clearly know where to go, and you are using the route that you’re used to? It’s really annoying!!!!!!!! Note to any sighted user. Please don’t interupt a route that I have been shown, and am comfortable doing in my own way!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry about this, but I just needed to get that off my chest!!!!!!!!!

I. Hate. Maths!!!


The HPV Vaxcine

You’ve probably heard recently about the new
HPV Vaxcine
Which is being offered to 12 and 13 year olds. There is also a programme being offered for 17 and 18 year olds.

I realise that I probably should have explained what this is. HPV is one of the viruses that is linked to Cervicle Cancer. The vaxcination is only being offered in the UK at the moment.

What do all you guys think of this? I definatly think that this should be happening.

I know I should probably get it, but i’m too scared. I know it’s better to be protected than not, but will the doctor not make presumptions if I go and get it?

Sorry for posting. I just wanted to research, before I got it. I know about the information and that that is available, but was just curious. If this offends people, tell me and i’ll remove this straight away.

Any thoughts would be appreciated, especially with regards to me getting it.

Thanks!!


Night classes

You’ll remember that
I Was Extremely Disappointed
About not getting into the health and socialcare course I wanted to do at the local college. Well I went down to register for the night classes in GCSE English and Maths yesterday. Unfortunately, the English was full, but I’ve been put on to a waiting list, as they’re going to put on another class.

The Maths class will start next Wednesday at half past 6 until half past 9. Three hours of Maths, nooooooooooooooo.

I decided to check how my support needs were, as I was there. I will be getting my notes put into braille, and a computer with JAWS on it. They are going to provide a mentor for me, who is also blind. He will be able to help me with any issues i’m having, as well as teaching me sometimes. If I find that the Maths isn’t really working this way, I can get a specialised tutor who will teach me.

The college say that my support needs are totally flexible, which means that all I have to do is let them know, and changes will be made if needed.

I’ll let you know when I start the English.

By the way, I have a couple of questions with doing Maths on a computer. I’ve been used to doing it on a Perkins, but feel that it might disturb the other students. Plus, i’m quicker on a computer. Should I try it with the computer, or use the Perkins?

Any help would be great!!! Thanks.