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Eight Things I’m Glad My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Eight Things I’m Glad My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Whenever I speak about my experiences with working with a teacher of the vision impaired (TVI) in Virginia Public Schools, people are often surprised by how many lessons my TVI taught me in high school, even though I did not see them very often. Even […]

How To Recognize Phishing Attempts With Vision Impairment

How To Recognize Phishing Attempts With Vision Impairment

Yesterday, I received a phishing attempt in my email that was telling me about a file that someone had shared with me. The email asked me to click on a link to access the file so that I could open the file, which supposedly had […]

Seeing The Future: A Proposed Resource For Students With Vision Impairments

Seeing The Future: A Proposed Resource For Students With Vision Impairments

Last year, I wrote a policy idea that won the “10 Ideas” yearly policywriting contest that is hosted by the Roosevelt Institute, a student-run think tank. My policy idea, entitled “Seeing The Future,” talked about a proposed state resource that would contain information for students […]

Watching “The Breakfast Club” With Audio Description

Watching “The Breakfast Club” With Audio Description

On March 24, 1984, five teenagers from a variety of different social groups all received Saturday detention. Over the course of several hours, they learned they were not so different after all, and that their stories intertwined more than they had ever expected. They called […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Service Dog Training With Technology

Understanding Service Dog Training With Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to one of my faculty mentors about their service dog. Some of the topics we discussed included the importance of service dog etiquette and and different types of service dogs. Even though I do not have a […]

Playing in GMU Green Machine Pep Band With Vision Impairment

Playing in GMU Green Machine Pep Band With Vision Impairment

One of the fun facts I like to share about myself is that I play bass clarinet for my school pep band, the GMU Green Machine. Anyone who is from the area is frequently surprised that I am able to play in the pep band […]

How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows

How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows

Yesterday, I was helping my friend set up their new computer and they asked me how to create custom keyboard shortcuts in Windows. They were telling me that with their low vision, it can be difficult to locate icons, and they wanted to be able […]