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How Pillow Pets Help Me Navigate My Bedroom

How Pillow Pets Help Me Navigate My Bedroom

I walk into objects frequently due to my low vision, and my legs and arms frequently have several bruises on them as a result. I run into tables, chairs, doors, and my bed on a near daily basis. This isn’t because my room is messy […]

How Do People With Low Vision…Vote?

How Do People With Low Vision…Vote?

For the 2016 election, I voted prior to Election Day by absentee, traveling to a polling place in my hometown to cast my vote in what was a very important election. My first voting experience is something I will never forget for two reasons- the […]

Six Word Horror Stories for Students with Low Vision

Six Word Horror Stories for Students with Low Vision

Some of my experiences in high school can be described as horror stories. Since I don’t like to dwell on the past, or make my blog a place where I can complain about my impairment, I decided to sum up my most awful school experiences […]

Taking Exams When You’re Sick

Taking Exams When You’re Sick

My second semester of sophomore year, I ended up getting food poisoning right before I had to take a midterm. The night before, my friends and I had gone out to a restaurant to celebrate nearing the end of midterms, and since we went near […]

Seven Myths About IEP Students

Seven Myths About IEP Students

I had an IEP pretty consistently all through my years in the Virginia public school system. I received services for my low vision starting in kindergarten, and while I transitioned to a Student Assistance Plan in third grade, I received a 504 plan followed by […]

How To Make Music Accessible With Microsoft Publisher

How To Make Music Accessible With Microsoft Publisher

I frequently create my own accessible copies of music for band, where I play clarinet. I don’t use any specific music software, and instead choose to use Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing program that comes with Microsoft Office. Here are my ten tips for making […]

How To Create Accessible PowerPoints

How To Create Accessible PowerPoints

Out of all of the presentation software out there, PowerPoint is by far the most used in all of my classes. It’s not difficult to see why- it’s easy to use, supported across many devices, and internationally recognized. However, there are some people who don’t […]

Disclosing Disability In College Applications

Disclosing Disability In College Applications

When I was applying to colleges, I couldn’t decide if I should mention that I have a disability. My low vision had been a major part of my life, especially in school, so it felt weird to hide that part of my identity. At the […]

Five Things Your IEP Case Manager Won’t Tell You

Five Things Your IEP Case Manager Won’t Tell You

Sometimes, I feel like I expected way too much from my case manager. I wanted someone who would be able to help me make sure my IEP was followed in the classroom, and help me fight back when it wasn’t. Instead, I was given someone […]

Five Low Vision Twitter Accounts To Follow

Five Low Vision Twitter Accounts To Follow

I’ve been on Twitter for a little less than a year now, and didn’t start actively using the platform until March. Since then, I’ve discovered that there is a whole world of resources on low vision, blindness, accessibility, and so much more- I regularly receive […]