Veronica With Four Eyes

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Options For Watching The Conductor With Low Vision

Options For Watching The Conductor With Low Vision

Recently, I received a question on Twitter from the parent of a middle school-aged musician with low vision asking about options for watching the conductor with low vision. The student said that they have trouble seeing the conductor from where their section is located, and…

Why I Chose The Clarinet As A Musician With Low Vision

Why I Chose The Clarinet As A Musician With Low Vision

I’ve been playing clarinet for over ten years now, and I often receive questions from people wanting to learn a new instrument as to why I chose the clarinet as a musician with low vision. While my low vision wasn’t a defining factor in why…

Considerations For Writing Marching Band Drill For Low Vision Students

Considerations For Writing Marching Band Drill For Low Vision Students

A high school-aged clarinet player reached out to me on Pinterest a few days ago asking me if I had any tips for how to read marching band drill sheets and talking to their director about marching with low vision. The conversation made me think…

How To Write Alt Text For Amateur Art

How To Write Alt Text For Amateur Art

One of my good friends loves creating beautiful digital art, filled with lots of different colors, shapes, and a mix of both original characters and characters from pop culture. Recently, they asked me how to write alt text for amateur art, or how to write…

Tips For Creating Art For Visually Impaired Friends

Tips For Creating Art For Visually Impaired Friends

I have lots of friends who are artists, and recently one of them asked me for tips on creating art for visually impaired friends. This friend has normal sight, but was interested in creating a piece of digital artwork for another friend with low vision…

Making Karaoke Accessible For Low Vision

Making Karaoke Accessible For Low Vision

I was going through my phone recently and found a funny video of myself performing karaoke at a party that took place at a blindness conference I attended last year. While I have zero interest in sharing the video on the internet, I do have…

Using the MIDI Sprout For Visual Impairment

Using the MIDI Sprout For Visual Impairment

Recently, one of my friends and I had the opportunity to try using the MIDI Sprout device for visual impairment while on a guided tour of a local greenhouse/conservatory. At first, my friend and I were unsure about using the device, as we had wondered…

Swing Dancing And Low Vision

Swing Dancing And Low Vision

A few semesters ago, I was talking to my friend S about how I used to take dance classes, and we started wondering if there were any options for social dance classes at our fairly large university. That night, we saw a poster for a…

Visiting The Met With Visual Impairment

Visiting The Met With Visual Impairment

When my brother and I went to New York City, we had the opportunity to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met and learn about how to access The Met with vision impairment. At first, my brother was probably slightly confused…

Promoting Cast Involvement In Audio Description

Promoting Cast Involvement In Audio Description

For my undergraduate advanced English class in college, I decided to write my final paper about audio description in theater, specifically the use of audio description in amateur/local theater, and the benefits of promoting cast involvement in audio description, and today I’m sharing the paper…

Writing Image Descriptions For Red Carpet Outfits

Writing Image Descriptions For Red Carpet Outfits

Even though I don’t watch any awards shows, my mom will frequently send me pictures of beautiful dresses that stars wore on the red carpet. If the images are high resolution, I am able to zoom in and see a lot of the details, but…

Creating Audio Description for Music Videos With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description for Music Videos With YouDescribe

Over the weekend, Taylor Swift released her latest single, “ME!”, alongside a colorful music video that features lots of visual information. Since I have low vision, it is difficult for me to understand everything that is going on as the video progresses, especially since there…

Playing in GMU Green Machine Pep Band With Vision Impairment

Playing in GMU Green Machine Pep Band With Vision Impairment

One of the fun facts I like to share about myself is that I play bass clarinet for my school pep band, the GMU Green Machine. Anyone who is from the area is frequently surprised that I am able to play in the pep band…

Described And Captioned Media Program Review

Described And Captioned Media Program Review

At an assistive technology conference I recently attended, I visited the booth for the Described and Captioned Media Program. I was excited to meet the people behind the project and learn all about how their program helps to support students in the classroom by giving…

“David Bowie Is…” Augmented Reality App Review

“David Bowie Is…” Augmented Reality App Review

Exploring the life and career of David Bowie with the “David Bowie Is…” augmented reality app, based on the traveling exhibit