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Watching “The Breakfast Club” With Audio Description

Watching “The Breakfast Club” With Audio Description

On March 24, 1984, five teenagers from a variety of different social groups all received Saturday detention. Over the course of several hours, they learned they were not so different after all, and that their stories intertwined more than they had ever expected. They called […]

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

On March 18, 2019, the Google homepage featured an image that shows a blindness cane user standing on tactile pavement, with the word “Google” written across the bottom of the dots. I found out about the image after several friends texted me saying that there […]

Ten Questions To Ask For Hotel Room Familiarization

Ten Questions To Ask For Hotel Room Familiarization

Whenever I travel to conferences, I like to make sure that I know the layout of my hotel room by asking questions for hotel familiarization. Since I have low vision, it can be difficult to find certain items or adjust things independently, so even though […]

Understanding Service Dog Training With Technology

Understanding Service Dog Training With Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to one of my faculty mentors about their service dog. Some of the topics we discussed included the importance of service dog etiquette and and different types of service dogs. Even though I do not have a […]

Playing in GMU Green Machine Pep Band With Vision Impairment

Playing in GMU Green Machine Pep Band With Vision Impairment

One of the fun facts I like to share about myself is that I play bass clarinet for my school pep band, the GMU Green Machine. Anyone who is from the area is frequently surprised that I am able to play in the pep band […]

Eight Adult Shoes Without Shoelaces

Eight Adult Shoes Without Shoelaces

I have trouble tying my shoes due to vision impairment and Chiari Malformation, so whenever I go shoe shopping, I look for comfortable and easy to wear shoes that don’t have shoelaces or other complicated fasteners. It’s easy to find children’s shoes without shoelaces, but […]

My Experience at ATIA 2019

My Experience at ATIA 2019

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the ATIA 2019 Conference in Orlando, Florida. I was able to find out about the latest and greatest emerging technologies in the field of accessibility and vision impairment, test out new devices, and get lots of […]

How To Choose Distraction Music For Medical Treatments

How To Choose Distraction Music For Medical Treatments

Like most people, I get very anxious around needles and benefit from having distraction music during medical treatments or procedures. When I’m listening to music, I don’t think too much about what is happening around me. This is beneficial, because I can easily relax and […]

How I Use My Phone For Orientation and Mobility

How I Use My Phone For Orientation and Mobility

Over the weekend, an image went viral of a woman holding a blindness cane and using a phone at the same time. Many people assumed that the woman was faking her vision impairment because she was looking down at her phone. The reality is, many […]

Seven Elements Of Accessible Store Layouts for Vision Impairment

Seven Elements Of Accessible Store Layouts for Vision Impairment

The last time I went shopping at a popular clothing retailer for college students, I tripped over multiple store displays and knocked over an entire rack of clothing. I have low vision and use a blindness cane, but that didn’t stop the store associates from […]