Originally Posted by jackiesolorzano
You seem to be very resentful of something and I am not sure of what it is. I am really sorry that you have had such a hard time in school. I really do not know much about AG Bell. I have read the Volta review. I actually went to them for help when we started on this whole CART thing but they were no use to us. You mention over and over again about C-Print. We are not fighting for C-Print, we are fighting for real time captioning.
The law states that my daughter has the right to equal access to the curriulum. A notetaker is not equal access. My daughter does well in school because she is dedicated and a hard worker. She also has a mother that is a teacher and pre-teaches and post teaches what she learns in school. I think most of you would agree that a lot d/hh students have limited background information on subjects. In order for this to not happen with my children we have found different ways of helping them in this area. Our family trips were central around what the coming year themes were at school. So when they study about the government went to our state captiol. We it was mission time we went to the missions, they were assigned. When they learned about the great valley in California we took a trip to the great valley. This is why my daughter and son do overall well in school. It is not the schools that have given them an edge it their home life.
The other thing is in order for CART to be of help to a student they have to be able to read well if not it is not very helpful. So if my daughter was doing poorly in school and was not reading close to grade level, the school district would say it would not benefit her.
You confuse equal access--they consider that they have provided equal access by allowing her into a mainstream situation in the same classes that her hearing peers are in. The issue is one of reasonable accomodations, and as long as a student is doing eell, it is considered that reasonable accommodations have been given.