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Blindness Canes And Sporting Events: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes And Sporting Events: Navigating College Campuses

Welcome to my Navigating College Campuses series, where I talk about all of the different ways I use Orientation and Mobility (O&M) techniques and my blindness cane as a student with low vision at my large public university. After spending four years living on my…

Recognizing Images With Seeing AI

Recognizing Images With Seeing AI

The other day, my friend sent me a screenshot of a text conversation and asked if they should type out all of the text in the image so that I would be able to read what was going on. While I’m grateful that my friend…

Considerations For Writing Marching Band Drill For Low Vision Students

Considerations For Writing Marching Band Drill For Low Vision Students

A high school-aged clarinet player reached out to me on Pinterest a few days ago asking me if I had any tips for how to read marching band drill sheets and talking to their director about marching with low vision. The conversation made me think…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Guide Each Other?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Guide Each Other?

Over the last two years, I have amassed a large amount of friends who are blind or that have low vision. It’s an awesome thing, because we can all relate to various aspects of each other’s lives and learn more about cool accessibility related things…

Tips For BeSpecular Volunteers From A Visually Impaired User

Tips For BeSpecular Volunteers From A Visually Impaired User

Several of my friends have signed up as volunteers for Be My Eyes and have been sad that they haven’t been able to take any calls because they were busy or couldn’t get to a call in time. They asked me if I knew of…

Google Lens Review For Low Vision

Google Lens Review For Low Vision

One of the most-used apps by far on my Android phone as a person with low vision is the Google Lens app. In the last 24 hours, I’ve used it seven times for various tasks around my house and tasks related to accessing my schoolwork,…

Blindness Canes and Performing Arts Centers: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Performing Arts Centers: Navigating College Campuses

Attending theater productions and arts events with vision impairment

Blindness Canes and Nighttime: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Nighttime: Navigating College Campuses

Welcome to my Navigating College Campuses series, where I talk about all of the different ways I use Orientation and Mobility (O&M) techniques and my blindness cane as a student with low vision at my large public university. After spending four years living on my…

Learning To Explain Usable Vision

Learning To Explain Usable Vision

One of the most common questions I receive from others when they notice that I have low vision or use a blindness cane is “what can you see?” The answer to this question has changed many times as I have dealt with many different short-term…

Creating Audio Description For Dance Tutorials With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description For Dance Tutorials With YouDescribe

Recently, a lot of organizations from around the world have been posting online dance classes and dance tutorials on YouTube and across social media in order to help inspire the love of dance in others. I received a question from a reader asking for tips…

Elementary School Classrooms And Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Elementary School Classrooms And Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Last semester, I had the opportunity to work with an elementary school-aged student and their teachers to help implement various accessibility tools within the classroom. After observing how the student moved around the classroom, I created a plan to help make their classroom more inclusive…

BeSpecular App Review For Visually Impaired Users

BeSpecular App Review For Visually Impaired Users

Recently, I received a question from a reader about alternatives to Be My Eyes for people who may not be able to use that app for various reasons. I was excited to discover the BeSpecular app and started working on my BeSpecular app review for…

How I Optimize My Website For Cognitive Accessibility

How I Optimize My Website For Cognitive Accessibility

As someone who regularly writes about assistive technology and accessibility, I have taken a lot of steps to ensure that my content is accessible to as many audiences as possible- not just people with low vision or blindness. One of the areas I have been…

Blindness Canes and Snowstorms: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Snowstorms: Navigating College Campuses

Staying safe in snowstorms, hurricanes, and other weather events when living in the dorms on campus

Google Pay and Visual Impairment

Google Pay and Visual Impairment

During the first few weeks of my summer internship, there was an issue with my bank account that was out of my control that kept me from being able to use my physical debit or credit cards for a few days. While I waited for…