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Choosing The Best Custom Video Backgrounds For Low Vision Audiences

Choosing The Best Custom Video Backgrounds For Low Vision Audiences

Recently, I was on a video call where someone had enabled a custom video background that was designed to make it easier to concentrate on the speaker but ended up being very distracting for me as someone with low vision. The dim lighting conditions for…

How I Write Research Papers On Accessibility Topics

How I Write Research Papers On Accessibility Topics

Over the years, I have had several awesome teachers and professors who have helped me learn how to write essays and research papers for my classes quickly and efficiently. Because of them, I have earned consistently high scores on all of my writing assignments and…

Learning To Explain Usable Vision

Learning To Explain Usable Vision

One of the most common questions I receive from others when they notice that I have low vision or use a blindness cane is “what can you see?” The answer to this question has changed many times as I have dealt with many different short-term…

Seven Tips For Adapting To Newly Acquired Vision Loss

Seven Tips For Adapting To Newly Acquired Vision Loss

Over the years, I have received a large volume of messages from people all around the world who are learning to adjust to newly acquired vision loss. Details such as their level of usable vision, the circumstances behind their sight loss, and their age can…

Adapting Band Uniforms For Photosensitivity and Sensory Overload

Adapting Band Uniforms For Photosensitivity and Sensory Overload

Over the last few years, I have been a member of many different music programs and ensembles that required different uniform styles for musicians. Even though the uniform requirements can be very strict, I’ve been able to adapt my band uniform by adding or modifying…

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Photojournalism Images

How To Write Alt Text And Image Descriptions For Photojournalism Images

Over the last several days, there has been an increase in the number of amateur photojournalism images that have been posted online and on social media to document current events. For many people with visual impairments, these images are inaccessible or hard to see due…

Creating Audio Description For Primary Source Videos With YouDescribe

Creating Audio Description For Primary Source Videos With YouDescribe

In the last few days, there has been a surge in the number of primary source videos that are being shared on social media and by news outlets. Many of these videos only have a few words spoken, yet tell a powerful story about what…

Tips For Censoring Text With Accessibility In Mind

Tips For Censoring Text With Accessibility In Mind

Everyone has different views on what language or words are appropriate to use at given times. Instead of changing or removing words, many writers choose to censor words using additional or alternative characters or symbols. A lot of these attempts at censorship are done without…

Options For Writing Extended Image Descriptions On Social Media

Options For Writing Extended Image Descriptions On Social Media

A picture says a thousand words, and there are times that images on social media require more than a thousand characters to create an adequate description for people that are blind or that have low vision. While I recommend keeping image descriptions as short as…

How To Make Instagram Stories Accessible For Low Vision Users

How To Make Instagram Stories Accessible For Low Vision Users

The other day, I received a post request on Twitter asking about how to make Instagram stories accessible for low vision users. While I am not an active Instagram user, I am very familiar with Instagram stories and how they are used, as well as…

How I Optimize Microsoft Office Sway Designs For Low Vision

How I Optimize Microsoft Office Sway Designs For Low Vision

I’ve spent lots of time talking about how to create accessible content with the free Microsoft Office Sway tool, but one topic I haven’t spoken about much is how I design Sway documents for low vision audiences. I tend to use the same design elements…

Blindness Canes And Sporting Events: Navigating College Campuses

Blindness Canes And Sporting Events: 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…

Ways To Get Accessibility Support For Virtual Learning

Ways To Get Accessibility Support For Virtual Learning

Recently, I received a question from a teacher who was nervous about having their student (who has an unidentified disability) taking virtual classes, as they do not know a lot about troubleshooting assistive technology or supporting students with technical issues. They were wondering what the…

Tips For Improving Confidence About Using Assistive Technology

Tips For Improving Confidence About Using Assistive Technology

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and as someone who loves everything related to accessibility and digital inclusion, I have had an incredible time participating in different events and talking about how I use assistive technology in my day-to-day life. If you told me ten…

My Appearance On AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories Podcast

My Appearance On AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories Podcast

This week, I had the awesome opportunity to be a guest on the AT The Heart: Assistive And Inclusive Technology Stories podcast, which is hosted by one of my Twitter friends, Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles. I had a lot of fun getting to talk about the importance…