Veronica With Four Eyes

Reading and Writing

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Write

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Write

I easily write over a thousand words each day when doing various school and blog-related tasks. One of the tools that I use the most frequently for getting writing help isn’t a website or web browser extension- it’s actually my Amazon Echo Dot and the…

Using Free NPR Training Resources With Visual Impairment

Using Free NPR Training Resources With Visual Impairment

Earlier today, someone messaged me on Twitter asking if I knew of any free resources for helping students to practice data literacy skills, or articles about topics related to journalism and media production. I was excited to share with them that I have been using…

How I Create Citations For Research Papers

How I Create Citations For Research Papers

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

How I Outline Research Papers With OneNote

How I Outline Research Papers With OneNote

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

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…

Pocket App Accessibility For Visual Impairment

Pocket App Accessibility For Visual Impairment

Recently, one of my friends was asking me about a way to read articles and browse websites offline with assistive technology, and I was excited to tell them all about the Pocket app accessibility for visual impairment. The Pocket app has grown in popularity over…

Ways To Read Webpages Without A Traditional Screen Reader

Ways To Read Webpages Without A Traditional Screen Reader

As a person with low vision, I personally prefer to read text in large print whenever possible. However, there are times when I am unable to read text due to eye strain, the largest font size available is too small, or I am dealing with…

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…

Ten Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Bookshare

Ten Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Bookshare

Whenever somebody asks me about my favorite free resources for people with visual impairments, I always love to talk about Bookshare and how much I benefit from using the service as a college student with low vision. My Bookshare membership will be turning eight years…

Epic App Review For Visual Impairment

Epic App Review For Visual Impairment

I love testing out different reading apps, and was excited to come across an Epic app review when browsing new apps on social media. I decided to give it a try to see what it would be like to use the Epic app for visual…

Tips To Make Proofreading Feedback Accessible For Low Vision

Tips To Make Proofreading Feedback Accessible For Low Vision

Over the years, I have taken several different English classes and have had many teachers and professors ask me for tips to make proofreading feedback accessible for low vision. This is because they would often notice that I would accidentally ignore some of their corrections…

How To Request Accessible Textbooks In College

How To Request Accessible Textbooks In College

The other day, one of my friends texted me with an urgent question asking how to request accessible textbooks in college. Their professor had just announced they would be using a new textbook for the rest of the semester, and they had no idea how…

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…

Magnifying Glasses For Low Vision

Magnifying Glasses For Low Vision

The other day, someone messaged me asking about my recommendations for magnifying glasses for low vision. While I prefer to use video magnifiers whenever possible, I have used lots of different magnifying glasses over the years both inside and outside the classroom to help me…

Writing Utensils and Low Vision

Writing Utensils and Low Vision

One of the factors that can influence how well I can read something is what type of writing utensil was used when writing out text or drawing a picture. It sounds strange, but for me there is a world of difference between using a high-contrast…