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Dorm / Campus Housing

How To Hack An Accessible Dorm

How To Hack An Accessible Dorm

Since I do not rely on mobility aids, it’s difficult for me to get one of the official mobility accessible dorms on my college campus. I’m not complaining about this though, because I’ve been able to come up with lots of solutions that help me…

Seven Things I Tell My College Suitemates About My Disability

Seven Things I Tell My College Suitemates About My Disability

As a college student with vision impairment and chronic illness, I have lived with several suitemates, meaning that I have my own bedroom and share a common area and bathroom with 1-3 other girls. Often times, I am the first vision impaired person that they…

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…

What If I Get Trapped In My Dorm?

What If I Get Trapped In My Dorm?

My family and friends frequently tell me that I am the type of person that can handle any situation that life throws at me and that many of my experiences can make great blog material. As a result of this, I have decided to start…

How I Decorate My Dorm Room With Low Vision

How I Decorate My Dorm Room With Low Vision

This week, a well-known designer named Nate Berkus spoke about how they would design a space for someone living with vision loss. I agreed with a lot of the things they talked about, such as the importance of good contrast, lighting, and the awesomeness of…

Dealing With Dorm Temperature Issues

Dealing With Dorm Temperature Issues

One of the less fun parts about living in on-campus housing in college is dealing with dorm temperatures and learning what to do if a dorm is too hot, or alternatively what to do when a dorm is too cold. In the four years I…

What If I Lock Myself Out Of My Dorm?

What If I Lock Myself Out Of My Dorm?

My family and friends frequently tell me that I am the type of person that can handle any situation that life throws at me and that many of my experiences can make great blog material. As a result of this, I have decided to start…

Seven Places I Don’t Take My Blindness Cane

Seven Places I Don’t Take My Blindness Cane

Last year, I was moving out of my dorm when a staff member asked why I don’t take my blindness cane with me everywhere I go. They were wondering how I was able to walk independently without it and where I put it when I…

Having a Betta Fish In College

Having a Betta Fish In College

At the beginning of my sophomore year, I decided that I absolutely wanted to have a betta fish in my college dorm, because I loved fish so much. My friend and I went down to the local pet store and purchased inexpensive tanks, filtered water,…

Twelve Blindness Cane Storage Solutions

Twelve Blindness Cane Storage Solutions

One of my friends with low vision just started to use a blindness cane full-time and has been struggling to come up with blindness cane storage solutions. More often than not, they put their cane in some random place and when it comes time to…

Ten Healthy Migraine-Friendly Snacks For Your Dorm

Ten Healthy Migraine-Friendly Snacks For Your Dorm

Earlier this week, I read an interesting study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (a segment of NIH) that talked about how the average dorm room contains 20,000 calories worth of snack food, most of which consisted of heavily processed snacks and other…

How To Use Campus Alert Systems

How To Use Campus Alert Systems

Part of living on campus is being prepared for emergencies-make sure you know your campus alert system

Ten Facts About College Campus Wifi

Ten Facts About College Campus Wifi

Ten surprising facts about college campus wifi, from an IT major

What To Pack When Evacuating A Dorm

What To Pack When Evacuating A Dorm

There’s many reasons why someone may have to evacuate their dorm- flooding, smoke, gas leak, power outage, infectious disease outbreak, investigations, or similar. Be prepared to pack these ten items

Dealing With Power Outages On Campus

Dealing With Power Outages On Campus

There have been many instances where I have been sitting in my dorm room, and suddenly the power would cut out. Sometimes it was just for a few seconds, but I once was in the dark for 36 hours, and am currently writing this post…