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Dysgraphia Accommodations In The Classroom

Dysgraphia Accommodations In The Classroom

In recent times, I have been talking to a lot of students who have either diagnosed or suspected dysgraphia. Inspired by this, I have put together a list of accommodations I had in school, all the way from elementary school to the present day in […]

Eight Things You Need To Know About Your IEP

Eight Things You Need To Know About Your IEP

Over the summer, I met several students that were transitioning from high school to college with disabilities. Since IEPs expire once a student graduates high school, these students needed to register for accommodations through the Disability Services office. One of the things that fascinated me […]

Taking Exams When You’re Sick

Taking Exams When You’re Sick

My second semester of sophomore year, I ended up getting food poisoning right before I had to take a midterm. The night before, my friends and I had gone out to a restaurant to celebrate nearing the end of midterms, and since we went near […]

How To Make Music Accessible With Microsoft Publisher

How To Make Music Accessible With Microsoft Publisher

I frequently create my own accessible copies of music for band, where I play clarinet. I don’t use any specific music software, and instead choose to use Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing program that comes with Microsoft Office. Here are my ten tips for making […]

Five Things Your IEP Case Manager Won’t Tell You

Five Things Your IEP Case Manager Won’t Tell You

Sometimes, I feel like I expected way too much from my case manager. I wanted someone who would be able to help me make sure my IEP was followed in the classroom, and help me fight back when it wasn’t. Instead, I was given someone […]

Designing Accessible Documents With Microsoft Word

Designing Accessible Documents With Microsoft Word

It’s no secret that I love Microsoft products both inside and outside the classroom- I’m even a Microsoft Office Master Specialist! Over the years, I have learned a lot about how to make accessible documents in Word, and today will be sharing what I have […]

My High School Laptop

My High School Laptop

My second semester of freshman year in high school (which was in January 2012), I received approval to start using a laptop in the classroom. I had an IEP for low vision and dysgraphia, and was beyond thrilled to finally have a device in the […]

Choosing a Seat in Class

Choosing a Seat in Class

Ever since I first got an IEP at age five, I have had accommodations for preferential seating. I frequently would sit in the front row of the classroom, sometimes alone, and for the majority of my classes, this was a good arrangement. This accommodation followed […]

How Do People With Low Vision…Open a Locker?

How Do People With Low Vision…Open a Locker?

At my middle school, all of the lockers were equipped with combination locks built directly into the locker doors. While this was a great security feature, I was unable to see the numbers on the combination lock due to my print disability, so we were […]

Dear High School Teacher

Dear High School Teacher

I’m one of the new students in your class this year. You probably received a copy of my SAP, 504, or IEP in advance, and likely have an idea of who I am based on it. However, there are ten things that I would like […]