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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 […]

12 Safe Alternatives To The Bird Box Challenge

12 Safe Alternatives To The Bird Box Challenge

In recent times, I have seen a new social media trend flooding my timeline called the Bird Box Challenge (#BirdBoxChallenge). The concept of the challenge is that a person is supposed to blindfold themselves and then complete everyday activities such as walking, doing chores, and […]

Tips For Be My Eyes Volunteers From A Vision Impaired User

Tips For Be My Eyes Volunteers From A Vision Impaired User

Since he is used to helping me with various tasks, my brother decided to download the Be My Eyes app and learn how to be a Be My Eyes volunteer. I use the Be My Eyes app often, and was curious to see what guidelines […]

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 library program 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 who visited each […]

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

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, it’s surprising¬† to learn that several of the most famous […]

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

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 […]