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Ways To Practice Self-Advocacy In The Virtual Classroom

Ways To Practice Self-Advocacy In The Virtual Classroom

Even though I took over a dozen online classes in high school (and over three dozen in college), I seemed to always find ways to practice self-advocacy in the virtual classroom. While it may have seemed frustrating at the time, my case manager and other…

Learning To Use Dictation As Assistive Technology With Low Vision

Learning To Use Dictation As Assistive Technology With Low Vision

As more students with low vision transition to online learning, one of the questions I have received from students and teachers alike is if I have any tips for learning to use dictation as assistive technology with low vision. While I do not use dictation…

My Favorite Web Browser Extensions For Virtual Learning

My Favorite Web Browser Extensions For Virtual Learning

After taking over three dozen virtual classes and countless more online hybrid classes, I have learned firsthand how using web browser extensions for virtual learning can make a huge difference in how well I do in my virtual classes. While these extensions don’t help me…

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

In response to recent school closures, VISTAS Education Partners (based out of New Jersey) has started a free resource called the National Homework Hotline for blind and visually impaired students to receive support and help with accessing classroom materials during this time. I am super…

My Favorite Tips For Attending Live Video Lectures

My Favorite Tips For Attending Live Video Lectures

In recent times, many of my friends have been asking me for tips on attending live video lectures and attending classes remotely with video chat. I’ve attended many of my college classes via video chat in the past, and have also given guest lectures over…

How I Attend College Classes Remotely With Chronic Illness

How I Attend College Classes Remotely With Chronic Illness

As a college student with a disability and chronic illness, there have been times where I’ve been unable to attend my physical classes due to issues with my health or other factors. Luckily, my professors are awesome and allowed me to attend my physical classes…

How To Create Accessible Classroom Posters For Students With Visual Impairments

How To Create Accessible Classroom Posters For Students With Visual Impairments

Educational posters are common fixtures in K-12 classrooms, as teachers love to find ways to present information in a fun and visual way that students can easily reference by looking around the classroom. However, blind students or students with low vision frequently do not have…

Common Classroom Accommodations For Low Vision

Common Classroom Accommodations For Low Vision

A common question I receive from parents of kids with low vision or people who are losing their sight is about the most common classroom accommodations for low vision students. Even as my vision has changed over time, my accommodations have stayed fairly consistent from…

Why You Should Get A Disability Services File

Why You Should Get A Disability Services File

The other day, I was talking to a new friend who had recently started losing their vision about going to college with a visual impairment. One of the questions they asked me was about Disability Services files, and whether it was important to get one…

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…

Paper Size and Low Vision

Paper Size and Low Vision

The other day, I was having a conversation with a teacher of the visually impaired about paper and document sizes for people with low vision. They were wondering how I would choose what documents would be on what size paper, and how I would store…

How To Modify Anatomy Diagrams For The Visually Impaired

How To Modify Anatomy Diagrams For The Visually Impaired

One of my friends in college is studying kinesiology and asked me if I had any ideas on how to modify anatomy diagrams for the visually impaired. My friend has low vision and a progressive eye condition, and was telling me about how it can…

Explaining Accommodations To Substitute Teachers

Explaining Accommodations To Substitute Teachers

When I was in middle and high school, many teachers and school staff members encouraged me to develop strong self-advocacy skills so that I could feel comfortable talking about my low vision and what accommodations I would need in the classroom. Talking to a substitute…

Using An Overhead Projector For Standardized Testing

Using An Overhead Projector For Standardized Testing

My school couldn’t give me a CCTV for state standardized testing, so we used an overhead projector instead

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

In several of my math, statistics, and data science classes, the professor will provide a formula sheet for quizzes and exams, or encourage students to make their own. Many of these formula sheets are difficult to read, because there is lots of information printed on…