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20+ Visual Impairment Project Ideas For DonorsChoose

20+ Visual Impairment Project Ideas For DonorsChoose

In the five years that I have been running Veronica With Four Eyes, I have had the honor of meeting or talking with many different teachers from around the world. Many of the teachers that contact me are K-12 teachers that are in various public…

Classroom Technology That Benefits Low Vision Students

Classroom Technology That Benefits Low Vision Students

When designing a classroom with inclusion in mind, there are several different types of classroom technology that can help all learners, but especially learners that have low vision. I had a high school teacher that commented on how modifying assignments and classroom tech for one…

How To Create An Accessible Classroom Library

How To Create An Accessible Classroom Library

When I was volunteering in an elementary school classroom, I had a student tell me how much they wished that they could read all of the different books that were in their classroom library. This student had a print disability that meant they were unable…

How I Use The Apple Pencil With Low Vision

How I Use The Apple Pencil With Low Vision

When I recently upgraded to the iPad Air 4th Generation (also known as the Model A2316), I decided to get the Apple Pencil 2nd Generation, as my friend had talked about how much they enjoyed using it. I immediately started using it and noticed a…

How To Come Up With Sample Accommodations

How To Come Up With Sample Accommodations

When preparing for an IEP meeting, a 504 Plan meeting, or a Disability Services meeting, parents and students will often be asked to come up with sample accommodations that can be used to provide services for students in the classroom. However, it can be very…

Reporting Academic Ableism For Someone Else

Reporting Academic Ableism For Someone Else

Last year, one of my best friends, who I will call Jane, experienced a great deal of academic ableism from a professor in their major. While I wasn’t there to witness what happened in the classroom, I watched Jane suffer from a mental and emotional…

Environmental Accommodations For Low Vision Students

Environmental Accommodations For Low Vision Students

I’ve talked a lot about accommodations for low vision students on my website, though many of my posts have focused on accommodations for print materials or the use of assistive technology. Another important consideration for helping low vision students to thrive in the classroom is…

Tips For Handling Academic Ableism In The Classroom

Tips For Handling Academic Ableism In The Classroom

When I was in middle school, I began to experience academic ableism in the classroom, primarily from my teachers. While I was fortunate to have many wonderful teachers who helped me to develop a love of learning and a sense of belonging in the classroom,…

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…

How To Be An Active Bystander For Academic Ableism

How To Be An Active Bystander For Academic Ableism

Over the weekend, one of my friends sent me a video recorded by an active bystander for academic ableism who was showing a situation where a student with hearing loss was being berated by the professor for their disability. I don’t want to share the…

All About Extended Time Accommodations

All About Extended Time Accommodations

As my eye condition and neurological condition have changed over time, I have received extended time accommodations on all my tests and exams, including standardized tests that I took in high school. When one of my friends was researching extended time accommodations of their own,…

How To Create Accessible Pie Charts For Low Vision

How To Create Accessible Pie Charts For Low Vision

One of the most popular topics in the accessibility space right now is accessible data visualizations and how to make graphs and charts accessible for people with vision loss- inclusive of blind, low vision, and visual impairment. Since this is such an emerging space, a…

Math Test Accommodations For Low Vision

Math Test Accommodations For Low Vision

Even though I have trouble seeing in all my classes (and outside of my classes for that matter), my math test accommodations for low vision look a bit different than the testing accommodations for my other classes. This is because in math, every letter, number,…

How To Write Alt Text For Color Palettes

How To Write Alt Text For Color Palettes

I’ve been working with a lot of different color palettes lately as I’ve been redecorating my room, helping a friend redecorate their room, and also working on other web and graphic design projects. Color palettes are an essential tool for helping to organize color information…

Classroom Accommodations For POTS

Classroom Accommodations For POTS

A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome following a fall on campus and subsequent hospitalization. I’ve learned a lot about how to manage this condition over the course of a year, and my professors have been very supportive…