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   Posted 10/30/2006 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I am going to get these problems with my physics lab sorted out.
I just emailed the course director (very nice, very helpful, very aware of my needs) and asked if I could see him before or after Maths (which he teaches) on Weds.
And then I emailed this to the senior lecturer in charge of the lab:
Hi Dr [Remove name1],
I've got a problem again this week with handing in my log book. I cannot physically finish my report, print it at the library and get to the physics building before the time that the book is due.
I'm having some rather serious problems with this due to my needs as a disabled student and I'd like to sort them out before they become a large problem.
I'm a bit unsure as to whether I should be speaking to you or [Removename2] though as he seems to be the person in the lab who's dealing with things when we're there.
I've tried approaching [removename3] and him about this but I didn't have much luck and I'm not entirely sure if they're aware of my needs.
Finding time and a place to talk is quite difficult for me though; I'm in my wheelchair currently and so I have strict times on being dropped off at and picked up from campus. I also have a lot of difficulty getting to the physics building as the ramp at the front is very steep.
I've asked [coursedirector] if I can talk to him about this on Wednesday after a maths session, so it may be easier if I talk to him and he conveys my worries to you, or we could arrange to meet, perhaps somewhere more accessible to me.
Please let me know what you think.
Hopefully that's polite enough; I'm not accusing them of being horrible to me, even though they are.
I'm saying that they might not be aware of my needs. That's a very polite and nice way of putting it.
To be honest, I think they're discriminating and nasty.
But... I've been nice. I give them the benefit of the doubt.
I AM going to get it sorted.
But now I'm worried about it!
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   Posted 10/30/2006 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds good to me djonma. It wasn't confrontational. It was polite and to the point. Try not to worry about it. I wouldn't have taken offense to it if it were me. You were being open and honest.
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   Posted 10/31/2006 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nicola,

That sounds absolutely fair to me -- definitely polite and reasonable. I hope you get some good progress out of it: there seems to me no reason why you shouldn't. Good luck little hun!

Rosie x

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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Looks great to me. If your physics career fizzles, you definitely have a career in the State Department.

On second thought, state department wouldn't work, your letter was rational and they have no demand for that.

I want "I wish I had one more day to spend at the office" on my tombstone.

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