Veronica With Four Eyes

Reading and Writing

Taking Online English Classes With Low Vision

Taking Online English Classes With Low Vision

Over the last five years, I have had the opportunity to take two different online English classes and was able to earn high grades in both of them. While I naturally enjoy reading and writing, one of the challenges I had to overcome in taking…

My Talk At I’m Determined Summit: Crash Course In Immersive Reader

My Talk At I’m Determined Summit: Crash Course In Immersive Reader

As part of my work as the Microsoft Content Specialist for AIM-VA and as a Microsoft Certified Educator, I had the opportunity to present a short talk as part of the AT Lab at the I’m Determined Summit, a virtual conference for students with disabilities…

How To Run Effective Web Searches

How To Run Effective Web Searches

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

How I Write Research Papers On Accessibility Topics

How I Write Research Papers On Accessibility Topics

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

Tips For Censoring Text With Accessibility In Mind

Tips For Censoring Text With Accessibility In Mind

Everyone has different views on what language or words are appropriate to use at given times. Instead of changing or removing words, many writers choose to censor words using additional or alternative characters or symbols. A lot of these attempts at censorship are done without…

Options For Writing Extended Image Descriptions On Social Media

Options For Writing Extended Image Descriptions On Social Media

A picture says a thousand words, and there are times that images on social media require more than a thousand characters to create an adequate description for people that are blind or that have low vision. While I recommend keeping image descriptions as short as…

Using The Raz-Kids App With Visual Impairment

Using The Raz-Kids App With Visual Impairment

Earlier today, I received an email from a parent asking about using the Raz-Kids app with visual impairment and if the app could be used independently by an older elementary school-aged student with low vision. I’ve used this app in the past when helping students…

Reading Bookshare Titles With Microsoft Word

Reading Bookshare Titles With Microsoft Word

As a college student with low vision that fluctuates often, I love learning about new and unique ways that I can read titles from Bookshare. Even though I feel comfortable testing new apps and file formats, I’ve met many users who prefer to stick to…

Tips For Writing Letters To Visually Impaired Recipients

Tips For Writing Letters To Visually Impaired Recipients

Earlier tonight, a reader sent me a sweet Twitter thread trending about a young child who is working on a letter-writing project so that they can keep in touch with a variety of friends, family members, and pen-pals. The reader then asked me if I had…

Ways To Use Teleprompter Apps As Assistive Technology

Ways To Use Teleprompter Apps As Assistive Technology

A couple of days ago, a student messaged me saying that they needed to read information in large print on an iPad, and mentioned that they had trouble seeing the largest font size for Dynamic Text. While they are currently learning how to use screen…

How I’m Using My eReader To Support Virtual Learning

How I’m Using My eReader To Support Virtual Learning

For a lot of students with low vision, spending lots of time on the computer or brightly lit devices can easily cause eyestrain/eye fatigue, especially for those taking a lot of virtual classes. One of the ways that I help to reduce strain on my…

How I Read Research Sources With Assistive Technology

How I Read Research Sources With Assistive Technology

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

Learning How To Type With Typer

Learning How To Type With Typer

I received a question from a technology teacher about typing apps that could be used to help students learn keyboarding skills. One of the apps that I recommended is the Typer web-app from the American Printing House for the Blind, and today I will be…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Write

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Write

I easily write over a thousand words each day when doing various school and blog-related tasks. One of the tools that I use the most frequently for getting writing help isn’t a website or web browser extension- it’s actually my Amazon Echo Dot and the…

Using Free NPR Training Resources With Visual Impairment

Using Free NPR Training Resources With Visual Impairment

Earlier today, someone messaged me on Twitter asking if I knew of any free resources for helping students to practice data literacy skills, or articles about topics related to journalism and media production. I was excited to share with them that I have been using…