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Accommodations

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,…

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,…

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,…

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…

Assistive Technology For Dysgraphia

Assistive Technology For Dysgraphia

I’ve used several different types of assistive technology for dysgraphia over the years, ranging from low-tech/no-tech devices that don’t require any batteries to the use of a computer or tablet that makes it possible for me to type all of my notes and not have…

Introduction To Low Vision IEPs: Post Round Up

Introduction To Low Vision IEPs: Post Round Up

I’ve received hundreds of messages over the years from parents asking me questions about Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), specifically low vision IEPs and IEPs for visual impairment. Since I had an IEP in elementary school and again in high school for low vision, I’ve been…

What If I Have To Report Disability Accommodation Violations?

What If I Have To Report Disability Accommodation Violations?

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 Unexpected Disability Accommodations For Virtual Learning

Seven Unexpected Disability Accommodations For Virtual Learning

As a student with low vision, I am used to requesting and explaining disability accommodations in my college classes and in other testing environments. However, one of the things that surprised me when I started taking primarily virtual classes and exams is that I needed…

How To Get Disability Accommodations In Community College

How To Get Disability Accommodations In Community College

I’m taking a couple of classes at a community college this summer to transfer back to my university, and one of the first things I did after enrolling as a visiting student was contact the Disability Services coordinator so that I would be able to…

Tips For Improving Confidence About Using Assistive Technology

Tips For Improving Confidence About Using Assistive Technology

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and as someone who loves everything related to accessibility and digital inclusion, I have had an incredible time participating in different events and talking about how I use assistive technology in my day-to-day life. If you told me ten…

My Appearance On AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories Podcast

My Appearance On AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories Podcast

This week, I had the awesome opportunity to be a guest on the AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories podcast, which is hosted by one of my Twitter friends, Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles. I had a lot of fun getting to talk about the importance…

Quick Ways To Improve Accessibility For Virtual Learning Materials

Quick Ways To Improve Accessibility For Virtual Learning Materials

At the beginning of the semester, I often sit down with my professors and go over my Disability Services File so that they can have a better understanding of what I can and can’t see in my physical and virtual classes. One of my professors…