Veronica With Four Eyes

Low Vision

How Do People With Visual Impairments… Make Rolled Ice Cream?

How Do People With Visual Impairments… Make Rolled Ice Cream?

Over the summer, two of my friends and I decided to take an afternoon class where we would learn to make rolled ice cream. At first, my friends wondered what rolled ice cream was, and if we would be able to make it independently, since […]

Using High Contrast Themes In Windows 10

Using High Contrast Themes In Windows 10

This past month at my internship, I found that I was experiencing a stronger aversion to light than I normally do, so I decided to try using high contrast themes in Windows 10 to see if that would help me focus better. I was thrilled […]

Ten Things To Know About Going To College With A Blindness Cane

Ten Things To Know About Going To College With A Blindness Cane

I started using a blindness cane full-time when I started attending college, and I was surprised to learn that navigating on my college campus was much different than navigating in my hometown or at the store. While it wasn’t hard for me to adjust to […]

How Do People With Visual Impairments… Take Selfies?

How Do People With Visual Impairments… Take Selfies?

When one of my friends who has no usable vision came to visit Washington DC, we decided to figure how blind people take selfies, or rather how someone with low vision can take a selfie since it was my phone. It took several tries and […]

Ten Signs You’re Friends With A Blindness Cane User

Ten Signs You’re Friends With A Blindness Cane User

For many of my sighted friends, I am the first person they have ever met who uses a blindness cane. Because of this, I have been able to teach them a lot about the world of visual impairment and assistive technology, and in exchange they […]

Answering Stranger’s Questions- Eyes Edition

Answering Stranger’s Questions- Eyes Edition

Even though I wear tinted glasses that make it difficult to see my eyes, I often get questions from strangers, new friends, and others around me about the appearance of my eyes. Many of these questions are from well-meaning people or people who do not […]

Selecting Plush Animals for Kids With Visual Impairment

Selecting Plush Animals for Kids With Visual Impairment

The other day, one of my friends asked me for advice about selecting plush animals for kids with visual impairments as they were preparing to buy a birthday gift for a family member. I was super excited to help out with this, because I have […]

How Do People With Visual Impairments… Go To A Live Taping?

How Do People With Visual Impairments… Go To A Live Taping?

When visiting New York City, my brother and I had the opportunity to attend a live taping for “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” which airs on NBC. My brother is a fan of Seth Meyers, so we were both excited to attend the taping for […]

Visiting The Met With Visual Impairment

Visiting The Met With Visual Impairment

When my brother and I went to New York City, we had the opportunity to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met and learn about how to access The Met with vision impairment. At first, my brother was probably slightly confused […]

Novel Effect App Review For Visual Impairment

Novel Effect App Review For Visual Impairment

Recently, I was talking to a faculty mentor about interesting reading apps for kids, and the app Novel Effect came up as a great way to encourage students to read books, stories, and poems out loud. While I’ve always felt fairly comfortable with reading text […]