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Photosensitivity

Welcome to the Photosensitivity Archives, where I share resources about living with a sensitivity to flashing lights and how to manage photosensitivity triggers. While my experiences specifically relate to photosensitive migraine (or migraine triggered by flashing lights), these posts can be a valuable resource for people who have photosensitive epilepsy, ADHD photosensitivity, autism photosensitivity, PTSD triggered by strobe lights, vertigo triggered by flashing lights, and similar conditions.

Creating Audio Description For Fireworks

Creating Audio Description For Fireworks

Recently, one of my friends asked me if I had any tips for creating audio description for fireworks, as they had missed getting to watch fireworks now that they lived in an area where there weren’t many. While I can’t make fireworks appear in the…

Adapting Band Uniforms For Photosensitivity and Sensory Overload

Adapting Band Uniforms For Photosensitivity and Sensory Overload

Over the last few years, I have been a member of many different music programs and ensembles that required different uniform styles for musicians. Even though the uniform requirements can be very strict, I’ve been able to adapt my band uniform by adding or modifying…

How To Make Instagram Stories Accessible For Low Vision Users

How To Make Instagram Stories Accessible For Low Vision Users

The other day, I received a post request on Twitter asking about how to make Instagram stories accessible for low vision users. While I am not an active Instagram user, I am very familiar with Instagram stories and how they are used, as well as…

Black Or White: Choosing Dark Mode For Low Vision

Black Or White: Choosing Dark Mode For Low Vision

Earlier today, I tagged one of my friends on Twitter to share some of their favorite features about their computer, and one of the features they mentioned was the availability of system-wide dark mode for low vision users. While dark mode is easier on my…

Lighting And Low Vision

Lighting And Low Vision

Even though I wear tinted glasses and am fairly sensitive to light, I have spent a lot of time learning about lighting and low vision, and experimenting with different lighting in my room to figure out what works best for me. I received a question…

Tips For Using Social Media With Photosensitivity

Tips For Using Social Media With Photosensitivity

Recently, there has been a discussion about tips for using social media with photosensitivity, and how to avoid strobe lights on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and similar websites. As someone who has dealt with migraines triggered by strobe and flashing lights for eight years (with knowledge…

How To Write Video Descriptions For TikTok

How To Write Video Descriptions For TikTok

My friends enjoy sending me short videos from the social media platform TikTok, and recently asked me if I had any tips for how to write video descriptions for TikTok videos, since I frequently ask them questions about the videos since I can’t read certain…

How To Make Classroom Videos Easier To See

How To Make Classroom Videos Easier To See

Recently, one of my friends was talking about how they had trouble watching movies in their classes due to their low vision, because they had trouble focusing on the screen and often had to take breaks due to eyestrain. Another friend shared that they had…

Five Common Technology Behaviors That Hurt My Brain

Five Common Technology Behaviors That Hurt My Brain

When I was in high school, I sometimes had difficulty explaining how common technology behaviors or other technology in the classroom would hurt my brain, also known as give me a migraine. Many teachers assumed that I was refusing to participate in class, but the…

How To Write Emergency Medical Information For Android 10

How To Write Emergency Medical Information For Android 10

Over the summer, my friend asked if there was an easy way to display medical information on their phone in case of an emergency, and I was able to show them a cool function in Android that allows users to do exactly that, and with…

Explaining Accommodations To Substitute Teachers

Explaining Accommodations To Substitute Teachers

When I was in middle and high school, many teachers and school staff members encouraged me to develop strong self-advocacy skills so that I could feel comfortable talking about my low vision and what accommodations I would need in the classroom. Talking to a substitute…

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour Audio Description Review

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour Audio Description Review

When the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour premiered on New Year’s Eve, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to watch it. I have low vision and photosensitive migraines as a result of a brain condition, so often times I have to watch…

How To Check Videos For Flashing Light Sensitivities

How To Check Videos For Flashing Light Sensitivities

Before I watch videos, I have to check with someone to see if the video contains any flashing or strobe lights. This can seem like a question that is nearly impossible to answer, since flashing and strobe lights seem to be everywhere- the lights on…

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

My eye doctor first recommended that I get tinted glasses in eighth grade. I was worried people might tease me for looking like I wear sunglasses all the time. More specifically, I worried about teasing for wearing sunglasses at night. I had started developing light…

The Real Villain In Incredibles 2 – Strobe Lights (NO SPOILERS)

The Real Villain In Incredibles 2 – Strobe Lights (NO SPOILERS)

What you and your family need to know about strobe lights in Disney/Pixar’s new movie, Incredibles 2