Veronica With Four Eyes

Orientation and Mobility

Blindness Canes and Construction: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Construction: Navigating College Campuses

Welcome to my Navigating College Campuses series, where I talk about all of the different ways I use Orientation and Mobility (O&M) techniques and my blindness cane as a student with low vision at my large public university. After spending four years living on my…

How To Order Custom Colors for Blindness Canes

How To Order Custom Colors for Blindness Canes

Earlier this year, I needed to order some new blindness canes, and discovered that I could order custom colored blindness canes from Ambutech in a lot of my favorite colors. Since I love anything purple, I jumped at the chance to have a purple blindness…

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Navigate Your Dorm

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Navigate Your Dorm

Lately, I’ve been trying out some of the Alexa Skill Blueprints to create custom Amazon Alexa skills, and I was excited to find a skill to customize for navigating my dorm with Amazon Alexa. For many people with visual impairments, it can be helpful to…

Blindness Canes and Campus Security: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Campus Security: Navigating College Campuses

Make sure you get to your dorm safe- call a security escort if any of these things are happening

Using Disability Transportation Services In College

Using Disability Transportation Services In College

Some of my friends have trouble walking on our college campus, and have decided that using disability transportation services to get to class is the best decision for their health and safety. I’m very lucky to have classes close to my dorm that are not…

Ten Things To Know About Going To College With A Blindness Cane

Ten Things To Know About Going To College With A Blindness Cane

I started using a blindness cane full-time when I started attending college, and I was surprised to learn that navigating on my college campus was much different than navigating in my hometown or at the store. While it wasn’t hard for me to adjust to…

How Do People With Visual Impairments Guide Each Other?

How Do People With Visual Impairments Guide Each Other?

Over the last two years, I have amassed a large amount of friends who are blind or that have low vision. It’s an awesome thing, because we can all relate to various aspects of each other’s lives and learn more about cool accessibility related things…

Ten Signs You’re Friends With A Blindness Cane User

Ten Signs You’re Friends With A Blindness Cane User

For many of my sighted friends, I am the first person they have ever met who uses a blindness cane. Because of this, I have been able to teach them a lot about the world of visual impairment and assistive technology, and in exchange they…

How I Learned To Navigate My Internship Building With Low Vision

How I Learned To Navigate My Internship Building With Low Vision

I’m now starting the third week of my internship, and I’m excited to share that I now know how to navigate the floor of the building that I work in. Of course, I still get lost every now and then, but I’ve been able to…

Should I Request a Human Guide At a Conference?

Should I Request a Human Guide At a Conference?

One of the questions I tend to ask myself when I am registering for a conference is if I should request a human guide to help me familiarize myself with the conference layout and find my way to different booths and lectures. While I consider…

Seven Places I Don’t Take My Blindness Cane

Seven Places I Don’t Take My Blindness Cane

Last year, I was moving out of my dorm when a staff member asked why I don’t take my blindness cane with me everywhere I go. They were wondering how I was able to walk independently without it and where I put it when I…

Twelve Blindness Cane Storage Solutions

Twelve Blindness Cane Storage Solutions

One of my friends with low vision just started to use a blindness cane full-time and has been struggling to come up with blindness cane storage solutions. More often than not, they put their cane in some random place and when it comes time to…

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

On March 18, 2019, the Google homepage featured an image that shows a blindness cane user standing on tactile pavement, with the word “Google” written across the bottom of the dots. I found out about the image after several friends texted me saying that there…

Ten Questions To Ask For Hotel Room Familiarization

Ten Questions To Ask For Hotel Room Familiarization

Whenever I travel to conferences, I like to make sure that I know the layout of my hotel room by asking questions for hotel familiarization. Since I have low vision, it can be difficult to find certain items or adjust things independently, so even though…

How I Use My Phone For Orientation and Mobility

How I Use My Phone For Orientation and Mobility

Over the weekend, an image went viral of a woman holding a blindness cane and using a phone at the same time. Many people assumed that the woman was faking her vision impairment because she was looking down at her phone. The reality is, many…