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Novel Effect App Review For Visual Impairment

Novel Effect App Review For Visual Impairment

Recently, I was talking to a faculty mentor about interesting reading apps for kids, and the app Novel Effect came up as a great way to encourage students to read books, stories, and poems out loud. While I’ve always felt fairly comfortable with reading text…

How I Organize Emails In College

How I Organize Emails In College

One of the questions I received at a talk I gave on important technology skills to have before college was about email organization strategies and how to keep up with email. It’s important to know how to keep email organized, especially in college, and I…

How Bookshare Books Come To Life

How Bookshare Books Come To Life

When I was visiting Palo Alto, I had the opportunity to tour Bookshare headquarters and learn more about how Bookshare books come to life. As someone who has used the service for over eight years, it was fascinating for me to see all of the…

AlphaSmart For Low Vision and Dysgraphia

AlphaSmart For Low Vision and Dysgraphia

Recently, I received a note from someone on my website asking me if I was familiar with the AlphaSmart for low vision and dysgraphia. I was surprised that someone had asked me about this, as I had used it in early high school but had…

Reading Independent Titles With Kindle Unlimited

Reading Independent Titles With Kindle Unlimited

Recently, one of my former teachers self-published a novel on Amazon, and my friend asked me if I would be able to read it in an accessible format. Luckily, I discovered that the title was available on the Kindle Unlimited subscription service, so I would…

Microsoft Immersive Reader Review

Microsoft Immersive Reader Review

If you have talked to me about assistive technology in the last few months, there’s a high chance that I have mentioned Microsoft Immersive Reader and how it can help students with vision impairments and print disabilities. I have been using this tool a lot…

Amazon Rapids Review

Amazon Rapids Review

One of my friends and I were talking the other day about free children’s books apps and how important they are for helping kids get excited about reading. I was excited to discover that Amazon has a free children’s book library app called Amazon Rapids,…

Why Every Visually Impaired Child Should Meet A Therapy Dog

Why Every Visually Impaired Child Should Meet A Therapy Dog

When I was about five years old, my family took me to a library program where kids could read to certified therapy dogs. This program was designed to spark a love of reading, and also a love of dogs for the children who visited each…

How I Use The HP Sprout To Improve My Handwriting

How I Use The HP Sprout To Improve My Handwriting

When I was diagnosed with dysgraphia at five years old, I spent a lot of time with occupational therapists who helped me learn how to write the letters of the alphabet. As I got older and started using computers more often, my handwriting started to…

How To Make Historical Documents Accessible For Low Vision

How To Make Historical Documents Accessible For Low Vision

Using free assistive technology resources to make primary sources accessible for vision impairment

My Eight Favorite Free Fonts For Print Disabilities

My Eight Favorite Free Fonts For Print Disabilities

Learn more about dyslexia and low vision friendly fonts for accessible materials

TumbleBooks For Low Vision Review

TumbleBooks For Low Vision Review

Many libraries have started providing eBooks for cardholders of all ages. While many eBook titles available are targeted at adults, there are still services that provide eBooks for children at no cost to cardholders. One of the most popular eBook services for children is TumbleBooks,…

Capti Voice Narrator App Review

Capti Voice Narrator App Review

Earlier today, I realized that I had to read an online article before going to a lecture. This task sounded very tiring, since I had just finished a two hour exam and my eyes were already hurting from staring at a screen. Lucky for me,…

Five Ways To Simplify Reading With Technology

Five Ways To Simplify Reading With Technology

As someone living with low vision, one of the biggest tasks that I have trouble with on a daily basis is reading. Things like confusing formatting, a difficult-to-read font, advertisements, or a bright neon background for text can all dramatically impact how long I am…

How To Make Things On The Board Easier To See

How To Make Things On The Board Easier To See

How to improve readability and make it easier to see whiteboards, document cameras, and computer projectors.