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Blindness Canes And Sporting Events: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes And Sporting Events: Navigating College Campuses

Welcome to my Navigating College Campuses series, where I talk about all of the different ways I use Orientation and Mobility (O&M) techniques and my blindness cane as a student with low vision at my large public university. After spending four years living on my…

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…

Travel Insurance and Chronic Illness

Travel Insurance and Chronic Illness

In a perfect world, today’s post would have been about the awesome conference I was supposed to attend and interesting things I had learned about during that week. Unfortunately, instead of going to the conference, I ended up being hospitalized the day before my flight…

Tips To Deal With Conference FOMO

Tips To Deal With Conference FOMO

There have been a few conferences and talks that I have wanted to attend, but unfortunately couldn’t due to factors outside of my control, such as chronic illness, time, distance, or finding out about awesome stuff after the fact. Most recently, I had to miss…

Choosing A Backpack With Chronic Pain

Choosing A Backpack With Chronic Pain

When I had to purchase a new backpack a few semesters ago, I spent time figuring out how I wanted the backpack to look so I could easily identify it with low vision. However, one of the main things I thought about was choosing a…

Choosing A Backpack With Low Vision

Choosing A Backpack With Low Vision

A few semesters ago, I decided it was time to upgrade the backpack I had been carrying since eighth grade, and went to my college bookstore to check out my options. While I was there, I started making a mental list of tips for choosing…

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…

Creating Audio Description For Parades

Creating Audio Description For Parades

To celebrate the 4th of July, two of my friends and I went to a neighboring town to watch their annual parade, which featured many interesting floats and costumed performers. One of the friends I was with was blind and had no usable vision, so…

Going To Professional Conferences With Laryngitis

Going To Professional Conferences With Laryngitis

The first time I ever attended a professional conference for assistive technology (specifically, the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference), I spent a lot of time thinking about all of the cool experiences I would have learning from experts in the field and getting to talk to…

Attending A Live Taping With Low Vision

Attending A Live Taping With Low Vision

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…

Should I Request a Human Guide At a Conference?

Should I Request a Human Guide At a Conference?

One of the questions I tend to ask myself when I am registering for a conference is if I should request a human guide to help me familiarize myself with the conference layout and find my way to different booths and lectures. While I consider…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Meet Disney Characters?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Meet Disney Characters?

When I went to Disneyland during spring break, I found myself wondering how the Disney characters interact with children who have vision impairments, or if any special considerations were taken for blind kids meeting Disney characters. In order to learn more about how visually impaired…

How To Use Audio Description Devices at Disney World and Disneyland

How To Use Audio Description Devices at Disney World and Disneyland

The last two times I have visited Disney World and Disneyland, I have requested to use the official Disney World audio description devices while in the park. While the audio description devices have been around for a long time, not many people know about them-…

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

On March 18, 2019, the Google homepage featured an image that shows a blindness cane user standing on tactile pavement, with the word “Google” written across the bottom of the dots. I found out about the image after several friends texted me saying that there…