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Why Every Visually Impaired Child Should Meet A Therapy Dog

Why Every Visually Impaired Child Should Meet A Therapy Dog

When I was about five years old, my family took me to a program at our local library where kids could read to certified therapy dogs. This program was designed to spark a love of reading, and also a love of dogs for the children […]

Common File Types For Vision Impairment and Print Disabilities

Common File Types For Vision Impairment and Print Disabilities

It’s easy to get overwhelmed over all of the different file types that are used for accessible materials for people with vision impairment. It’s not uncommon for a student to have to work with several different file types during class, which means it’s important to […]

Incorporating Blindness Canes into Halloween Costumes

Incorporating Blindness Canes into Halloween Costumes

I started using a blindness cane about two months before Halloween, and found myself wondering how I was going to incorporate my blindness cane into a Halloween costume for a party I was invited to. I knew I wanted my cane to be part of […]

Ten Ways Vision Impairment Influenced Classic Artists

Ten Ways Vision Impairment Influenced Classic Artists

It’s easy to assume that in order to create any form of art, one must have perfect eyesight so they can paint rich landscapes like Claude Monet or draw sketches like Leonardo da Vinci. However, many would be surprised to learn that several of the […]

Using PicsArt To Simulate Vision Impairment

Using PicsArt To Simulate Vision Impairment

As the only student identified with low vision in my school district, I was asked time and time again what I could see, and what I couldn’t see. This wasn’t always very easy to explain, but I remember one day my teacher of the visually […]

Fast Facts About Accessible Packaging

Fast Facts About Accessible Packaging

Since I don’t have a car with me at college, I frequently use online shopping as a way to get items that would be otherwise difficult to transport. Over time, I have noticed more and more products are being transported in what is called accessible […]

All About HR 6421- The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act

All About HR 6421- The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act

Answering the who, what, when, where, and why  About HR 6421- The Faster Treatments and Cures for Eye Diseases Act, a bill that could help find a cure for many eye conditions

Fast Facts About Plastic Straw Bans For People With Disabilities

Fast Facts About Plastic Straw Bans For People With Disabilities

Answering the who, what, when, where, and why about plastic straw bans and how they impact people with disabilities, with a focus on vision impairment and Chiari Malformation

How To Deal With Broken Glasses

How To Deal With Broken Glasses

I have learned a lot about how to deal with broken glasses over the years, but I always seem to break them in the most unpredictable ways. When I went to visit a petting zoo (which will remained unnamed), I had the opportunity to meet […]

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

When 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, or specifically sunglasses at night. I had started developing light sensitivity, or photosensitivity, as my […]