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Seven Benefits of Having a Case With State Departments for Vision Impairment

If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with low vision or blindness, here’s why you need a case with your state vision impairment department

Fast Facts About Audio Description

Whenever I go somewhere that features a lot of visual information, I always look to see if there are audio description services available so that I can get information about my surroundings. Unlike closed captioning, which is required by law in public places and for […]

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

How To Make Medication Bottles Accessible For Vision Impairment

How To Make Medication Bottles Accessible For Vision Impairment

Ten ways to identify prescription and over the counter medication for people with vision impairments, with no-tech and high-tech assistive technology options available

Using Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines With Low Vision

Using Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines With Low Vision

My brother and I went to lunch the other day at a restaurant that uses a Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine, where customers can select a drink of their choice using a touchscreen and have it dispensed into their cup. While we saw lowered buttons that (theoretically) […]

Vocational Rehabilitation for Students With Vision Impairments

Vocational Rehabilitation for Students With Vision Impairments

Three years ago, my family and I were preparing for my high school graduation, which was mere days away- read more about graduation ceremonies for people with vision impairments here. I had an unexpected English final to study for, family was coming in from out […]

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Identify Money?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Identify Money?

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet people from the US Bureau of Engraving, which designs and produces paper money, amongst other things, for the United States government. I was surprised to learn about the world of free resources for identifying US […]

How To Interact With Service Dogs

How To Interact With Service Dogs

Learn about service dog etiquette and how to interact with people who use them, featuring Grady the goldendoodle

How To Be An Ally For Disabled Friends

How To Be An Ally For Disabled Friends

This post is dedicated to S, who helps to advocate for acceptance, not just awareness for disabled friends Whenever I speak at conferences or on panels, I often mention my friends and how much they help me with things related to disability life. A majority […]

Seeing The Future: My Feature in 10 Ideas

Seeing The Future: My Feature in 10 Ideas

What if higher education was made more accessible for visually impaired students in Virginia through online resources? Earlier this year, I entered the 10 Ideas policy writing competition sponsored by the Roosevelt Network, the largest student-run think tank in the nation. For the competition, students […]