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How To Use Dictation As Assistive Technology With Mainstream Devices

How To Use Dictation As Assistive Technology With Mainstream Devices

I use dictation as assistive technology frequently when I am using mainstream technology devices such as my computer, phone, and tablet. Also known as speech-to-text, dictation tools take spoken words, numbers, punctuation, and other formatting information as input, and transcribes the audio as text that…

Services Provided By State Department/State Unit for Visual Impairment

Services Provided By State Department/State Unit for Visual Impairment

If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with low vision or blindness, here’s why you need a case with your state vision impairment department

Learning to Self-Advocate

Learning to Self-Advocate

My biggest IEP goal, learning to self advocate, and how it has helped me more than I ever imagined

Why I Prefer My Schoolwork Digitally: Updated Edition

Why I Prefer My Schoolwork Digitally: Updated Edition

Why I prefer to receive digital accessible materials instead of print ones

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

When I was in middle and high school, I often had trouble with reading the formula sheets provided for tests and exams and wouldn’t use them, which would lead to me getting lower grades than other students. This changed when I learned how to create…

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,…

Disability and Classroom Accommodations For POTS

Disability and Classroom Accommodations For POTS

I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) after dealing with symptoms for many years and experiencing a serious fall on campus that required hospitalization. After I was discharged from the hospital, my neurologist told me that I had to re-evaluate how I would…

Strategies For Using Lined Paper With Low Vision

Strategies For Using Lined Paper With Low Vision

When I was in middle and high school, my teachers were adamant that all students should use lined paper for math and science classes so that we could write out equations and solve problems on the page. This didn’t work well for me as a…

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…

Reduce Glare In The Classroom For Low Vision Students

Reduce Glare In The Classroom For Low Vision Students

When I took algebra, my teacher had a classroom that was filled with a lot of bright lights and glare-inducing items, which was difficult for me as a student with low vision and photophobia/light sensitivity. I know that the teacher had not designed the classroom…