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Creating Take-Away Documents With Microsoft Office Sway

Creating Take-Away Documents With Microsoft Office Sway

Whenever I speak at conferences or create resources for student organizations on Campus, I like to use Microsoft Office Sway for creating take-away documents. While some people are confused at first as to why I would choose to use Sway, they instantly understand why I…

How To Create Accessible Assignments With Microsoft Office Sway

How To Create Accessible Assignments With Microsoft Office Sway

I received a question from a teacher asking about how they could incorporate audio files into classroom assignments that would be easy to access for a student with low vision. Since the student was going to be answering questions in a separate document regardless of…

Creative Uses For Microsoft Office Sway: Post Round Up

Creative Uses For Microsoft Office Sway: Post Round Up

One of my favorite things that I’ve written about on Veronica With Four Eyes is all about creative uses for Microsoft Office Sway, especially using Microsoft Office Sway with low vision or for low vision audiences. Below, I am linking a preview of some of…

How I Optimize Microsoft Office Sway Designs For Low Vision

How I Optimize Microsoft Office Sway Designs For Low Vision

I’ve spent lots of time talking about how to create accessible content with the free Microsoft Office Sway tool, but one topic I haven’t spoken about much is how I design Sway documents for low vision audiences. I tend to use the same design elements…

Sending Well Wishes With Microsoft Office Sway

Sending Well Wishes With Microsoft Office Sway

Recently, someone contacted me asking if I had any ideas for how to send well wishes for a person who is unable to read traditional print. Several people had written notes for this person, but the notes were difficult to gather and at times difficult…

How To Create A Cookbook In Microsoft Office Sway

How To Create A Cookbook In Microsoft Office Sway

Since Thanksgiving is coming up, my friends and I have been talking a lot about our favorite foods for the holiday and sharing how we make them. While it’s easy to text each other recipes, I decided to make things a bit more organized and…

How To Modify An Instrument Fingering Chart For Low Vision

How To Modify An Instrument Fingering Chart For Low Vision

When I was in middle school, I had trouble seeing the instrument fingering chart for clarinet due to all of the small symbols. Since I had no idea that I could modify an instrument fingering chart for low vision, I just tried to guess what…

Microsoft Office Sway

Microsoft Office Sway

Using Microsoft Sway, a free PowerPoint alternative that impresses professors and is accessible to screen readers

Alternatives To Trifold Presentations

Alternatives To Trifold Presentations

For one of my classes during senior year of high school, I was talking to a co-teacher about a final project coming up for one of my classes, which was a trifold presentation. I said that I didn’t care much for doing trifold presentations, and…

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

In several of my math, statistics, and data science classes, the professor will provide a formula sheet for quizzes and exams, or encourage students to make their own. Many of these formula sheets are difficult to read, because there is lots of information printed on…

My Talk At I’m Determined Summit: Crash Course In Immersive Reader

My Talk At I’m Determined Summit: Crash Course In Immersive Reader

As part of my work as the Microsoft Content Specialist for AIM-VA and as a Microsoft Certified Educator, I had the opportunity to present a short talk as part of the AT Lab at the I’m Determined Summit, a virtual conference for students with disabilities…

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…

Migraine-Friendly Alternatives To Chocolate Chip Cookies

Migraine-Friendly Alternatives To Chocolate Chip Cookies

About a year and a half ago, I discovered that while I loved the chocolate chip cookies in my college dining hall, I definitely did not love the migraines I would get as the result of eating chocolate. While there have been times where I…

Choosing The Best Custom Video Backgrounds For Low Vision Audiences

Choosing The Best Custom Video Backgrounds For Low Vision Audiences

Recently, I was on a video call where someone had enabled a custom video background that was designed to make it easier to concentrate on the speaker but ended up being very distracting for me as someone with low vision. The dim lighting conditions for…

How To Create Accessible Classroom Posters For Students With Visual Impairments

How To Create Accessible Classroom Posters For Students With Visual Impairments

Educational posters are common fixtures in K-12 classrooms, as teachers love to find ways to present information in a fun and visual way that students can easily reference by looking around the classroom. However, blind students or students with low vision frequently do not have…