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How To Be An Ally For Braille Users: World Braille Day 2021

How To Be An Ally For Braille Users: World Braille Day 2021

Today (4 January 2021) is World Braille Day, a day that commemorates Louis Braille’s birthday and that celebrates the tactile system for reading and writing that he created that is used by people who are blind or visually impaired from all around the world. While…

Math Test Accommodations For Low Vision

Math Test Accommodations For Low Vision

Even though I have trouble seeing in all my classes (and outside of my classes for that matter), my math test accommodations for low vision look a bit different than the testing accommodations for my other classes. This is because in math, every letter, number,…

Assistive Technology For Dysgraphia

Assistive Technology For Dysgraphia

I’ve used several different types of assistive technology for dysgraphia over the years, ranging from low-tech/no-tech devices that don’t require any batteries to the use of a computer or tablet that makes it possible for me to type all of my notes and not have…

Writing Media Descriptions For Current Events: My Talk At Protest Access-A-Thon

Writing Media Descriptions For Current Events: My Talk At Protest Access-A-Thon

This weekend, I had the opportunity to give a flash talk about writing media descriptions for current events as part of the Protest Access-a-Thon, an event hosted by a group called Protest Access that focuses on making content related to protests and current events accessible…

Using Blackboard Ally With Low Vision

Using Blackboard Ally With Low Vision

This semester, I noticed a new tool within my online classes called Blackboard Ally that could transform the way that I access materials as a student with low vision that fluctuates frequently. I’ve been using Blackboard Ally for about a week and a half now,…

Painting Pottery With Low Vision

Painting Pottery With Low Vision

A while back, my friend and I went to a pottery painting studio so that we could paint a pair of cute fox statues that would go in their new nursery. I was a bit worried about how painting pottery with low vision would go…

Ten Tech Skills Every College Student Needs For Virtual Classes

Ten Tech Skills Every College Student Needs For Virtual Classes

Recently, I received a message from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired asking about the most common tech skills for virtual classes that I use in college, as they were helping to prepare their students for taking online and hybrid classes in college by giving…

How To Write Alt Text For Casual Outfits

How To Write Alt Text For Casual Outfits

Recently, I was browsing Pinterest looking at different outfit possibilities for a casual dress that I’d just purchased online, and I started thinking about how to write alt text for casual outfits that I often see online. These images are frequently shared on social media…

Five Questions To Ask When Buying A Blindness Cane

Five Questions To Ask When Buying A Blindness Cane

One of the common stereotypes I first believed when I was told that I should consider buying a blindness cane is that all canes are one size fits all and that it’s as easy as choosing a random cane online and checking out. However, I…

Middle School Classrooms and Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Middle School Classrooms and Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Last semester, I had the opportunity to work with an elementary school-aged student and their teachers to help implement various accessibility tools within the classroom. After observing how the student moved around the classroom, I created a plan to help make their classroom more inclusive…

Elementary School Classrooms And Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Elementary School Classrooms And Low Vision: Designing Accessible Classrooms Series

Last semester, I had the opportunity to work with an elementary school-aged student and their teachers to help implement various accessibility tools within the classroom. After observing how the student moved around the classroom, I created a plan to help make their classroom more inclusive…

Blindness Canes and Dorm Buildings: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes and Dorm Buildings: 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 Make Text Cursors Easier To See In Windows

How To Make Text Cursors Easier To See In Windows

I received an email from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired who was wondering how to make text cursors easier to see in Windows 10. While they knew all about the large mouse pointers available in Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices, they had no…

How To Create Accessible Diagrams For Low Vision

How To Create Accessible Diagrams For Low Vision

When I was in elementary, middle, and high school, I often struggled to read diagrams that my teacher would show in class or print on a worksheet or exam.┬áIt wasn’t until college that I learned about creating and adapting accessible diagrams for low vision in…

How To Adapt Puzzle Games For Low Vision

How To Adapt Puzzle Games For Low Vision

When I was in third grade, my parents would buy me several different large print word search books that would entertain me for hours as I looked for various words. While I’m sure the large print books were not specifically targeted at a nine-year-old that…