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Dorm/Housing

What is it like to live in a college dorm? What are college dorms like? Welcome to the Dorm/Housing archives, where I share posts related to living on-campus in a college dorm and tips for living on-campus in college. I also have posts about what to pack for dorms, accessible college dorms, and living in a college dorm, based on my experiences living in a dorm for four years in college.

Tips For Filling Out Medical Housing Release Forms

Tips For Filling Out Medical Housing Release Forms

In 2019, my time living on campus came to a very sudden and unexpected close after I was diagnosed with a medical condition that made it impossible for me to continue living on my own. While this medical condition is now much better controlled and…

How To Create Accessible Workspaces For Chiari Malformation

How To Create Accessible Workspaces For Chiari Malformation

The first time someone asked me if there was anything they could do to make my workspace more accessible for my chronic illness/brain condition, I wasn’t sure what to say, as I had never considered how it could influence how I configure my desk or…

How To Handle Medical Emergencies In A Dorm

How To Handle Medical Emergencies In A Dorm

Dealing with medical emergencies while living in the dorm/on campus housing

Adapting Keys For Visual Impairment

Adapting Keys For Visual Impairment

I received a question from a reader who has a family member who is losing their sight asking about adapting keys for visual impairment, and how to keep track of keys with low vision. Their family member carries several different keys for different places, and…

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

Blindness Canes and Fire Alarms: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Fire Alarms: Navigating College Campuses

Dealing with the infamous dorm fire alarms when you have a vision impairment

How To Organize and Identify Cords For Low Vision

How To Organize and Identify Cords For Low Vision

One day, my friend came to visit my dorm and started panicking over the fact that I hadn’t organized the cords and cables for my various electronic devices. They asked me if I knew anything about how to organize and identify cords and cables for…

Blindness Canes and Dining Halls: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Dining Halls: 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…

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…

Places Every Visually Impaired Student Should Visit On College Tours

Places Every Visually Impaired Student Should Visit On College Tours

Over the years, I have given over a dozen college tours to visually impaired middle and high school students, and have created a list of places every visually impaired student should visit on college tours. For me, no tour is complete without stopping at these…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Navigate Your Dorm

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Navigate Your Dorm

Lately, I’ve been trying out some of the Alexa Skill Blueprints to create custom Amazon Alexa skills, and I was excited to find a skill to customize for navigating my dorm with Amazon Alexa. For many people with visual impairments, it can be helpful to…

Blindness Canes and Campus Security: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Campus Security: Navigating College Campuses

Make sure you get to your dorm safe- call a security escort if any of these things are happening

Tips For Living In Transitional/Emergency Housing In College

Tips For Living In Transitional/Emergency Housing In College

At one point during my time in college, I had to live in emergency dorm housing, also known as transitional dorms. The reasons why I was living there are not important, but I was nervous at first because I didn’t know anything about college emergency…

What If I Get A Housing Violation?

What If I Get A Housing Violation?

My family and friends frequently tell me that I am the type of person that can handle any situation that life throws at me and that many of my experiences can make great blog material. As a result of this, I have decided to start…

What If I Get A Concussion In College?

What If I Get A Concussion In College?

My family and friends frequently tell me that I am the type of person that can handle any situation that life throws at me and that many of my experiences can make great blog material. As a result of this, I have decided to start…