On February 10th, I wrote our local writing center, which is sponsored by a local community college, asking for CART for a May workshop they are offering. (Click HERE to read my post about that.) I heard back from the manager of the center a few days later saying it would take time to get things together and I might hear from others.
A few weeks ago, I started wondering when I might hear from these other people since it’s now a month away. I emailed once again and got a very confused reply which said something about placing me. Did that mean CART would be available? A few more days have passed and no word. Am I getting the run around in hopes I forget it or don’t follow through? I’m not going to let that happen.
Tonight, I sat down and sent another email and this time I included the college disability center. I’m don’t want to be threatening at all but I am going to push my point. If I don’t, who will???? We the hard of hearing deserve equal access.
Here is the email I sent out (minus names and specific details)….
On February 10, I wrote the college writing center asking for accommodations for the upcoming workshop on May 1 and 8. I wrote way back then so there’d be enough time to prepare for CART (real time captioning) for the workshop. The last workshop I attended I could not participate in it even though I brought my personal FM system and asked for an outline. The acoustics in the room were so terrible it wrecked whatever advantage my hearing instruments gave me. (My original request will be sent after this email.)