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Watching Mischief Movie Night In With Audio Description

Watching Mischief Movie Night In With Audio Description

Over the weekend, my friend and I had the awesome opportunity to watch Mischief Movie Night In with audio description. We’re both huge fans of The Play That Goes Wrong, so when we learned that Mischief was going to be doing a virtual broadcast that…

Blindness Canes and Performing Arts Centers: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Performing Arts Centers: Navigating College Campuses

Attending theater productions and arts events with vision impairment

How To Make Accessible Friendship Bracelet Patterns For Visual Impairment

How To Make Accessible Friendship Bracelet Patterns For Visual Impairment

A young student I work with recently asked me if I knew anything about finding accessible friendship bracelet patterns, or if I could help them figure out how to make the bracelets. In their class, making friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss or yarn is…

Adapting Band Uniforms For Photosensitivity and Sensory Overload

Adapting Band Uniforms For Photosensitivity and Sensory Overload

Over the last few years, I have been a member of many different music programs and ensembles that required different uniform styles for musicians. Even though the uniform requirements can be very strict, I’ve been able to adapt my band uniform by adding or modifying…

Creating Audio Description For Crafting Tutorials With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description For Crafting Tutorials With YouDescribe

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed that many of my friends and people around me have started creating different beautiful art and craft projects, ranging from paintings of their pets to knitting and crocheting blankets. Many of them follow along with videos that they…

Creating Audio Description For Dance Tutorials With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description For Dance Tutorials With YouDescribe

Recently, a lot of organizations from around the world have been posting online dance classes and dance tutorials on YouTube and across social media in order to help inspire the love of dance in others. I received a question from a reader asking for tips…

Watching Twelfth Night With Audio Description From The National Theatre

Watching Twelfth Night With Audio Description From The National Theatre

This week, the National Theatre in London is featuring the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night on their YouTube channel as part of their National Theatre At Home series. I was beyond excited to learn that in addition to streaming the play for free, Twelfth Night would…

Watching One World: Together At Home With Audio Description and Be My Eyes

Watching One World: Together At Home With Audio Description and Be My Eyes

For the special One World: Together At Home broadcast, Be My Eyes teamed up with several corporate partners and volunteers to create audio description for audiences with low vision and blindness so that they would be able to follow along with the program. While the…

Ways To Use Music Stands As Assistive Technology

Ways To Use Music Stands As Assistive Technology

I recently received a question from a family asking about how they could modify items in their home to be used as assistive technology for their child with low vision. One of the items they had in the house was a music stand, and I…

Tips For Reading Music On An iPad With Low Vision

Tips For Reading Music On An iPad With Low Vision

I received a reader question today asking about tips for reading music on an iPad with low vision, and if there was anything that they would need to do to make music easier to read. I’ve used my iPad to read music for many years,…

Skillshare Accessibility For Visual Impairment

Skillshare Accessibility For Visual Impairment

While it’s no secret that I love taking online classes at my college, I’ve also been taking some informal creative classes on the Skillshare platform for the last several months so I could learn more about different topics that intersect with my research interests. One…

Accessible Virtual Field Trip- Rijksmuseum

Accessible Virtual Field Trip- Rijksmuseum

It’s always fun to explore museums, landmarks, and national parks in real life, though a growing number of places are now supporting virtual tours and virtual field trips so that people can visit these amazing places no matter where they are in the world. It’s…

How To Modify An Instrument Fingering Chart For Low Vision

How To Modify An Instrument Fingering Chart For Low Vision

When I was in middle school, I had trouble seeing the instrument fingering chart for clarinet due to all of the small symbols. Since I had no idea that I could modify an instrument fingering chart for low vision, I just tried to guess what…

Options For Watching The Conductor With Low Vision

Options For Watching The Conductor With Low Vision

Recently, I received a question on Twitter from the parent of a middle school-aged musician with low vision asking about options for watching the conductor with low vision. The student said that they have trouble seeing the conductor from where their section is located, and…

Why I Chose The Clarinet As A Musician With Low Vision

Why I Chose The Clarinet As A Musician With Low Vision

I’ve been playing clarinet for over ten years now, and I often receive questions from people wanting to learn a new instrument as to why I chose the clarinet as a musician with low vision. While my low vision wasn’t a defining factor in why…