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Enabling Temporary Accessibility Settings For iPad

Enabling Temporary Accessibility Settings For iPad

As a user with low vision and a neurological condition, I rely on accessibility settings for iPad so that I can access information and interact with different types of content. However, there are some cases where I do not need to have settings enabled constantly,…

Why Everyone Should Design For Chiari Malformation: My Talk At ID24 2020

Why Everyone Should Design For Chiari Malformation: My Talk At ID24 2020

Recently, I had the opportunity to give a talk at the Inclusive Design 24 Conference (ID24) called “Why Everyone Should Design For Chiari Malformation,” in honor of Chiari Malformation Awareness Month. This talk was especially meaningful for me, as I ended up giving it the…

Black Or White: Choosing Dark Mode For Low Vision

Black Or White: Choosing Dark Mode For Low Vision

Earlier today, I tagged one of my friends on Twitter to share some of their favorite features about their computer, and one of the features they mentioned was the availability of system-wide dark mode for low vision users. While dark mode is easier on my…

Learning To Use Dictation As Assistive Technology With Low Vision

Learning To Use Dictation As Assistive Technology With Low Vision

As more students with low vision transition to online learning, one of the questions I have received from students and teachers alike is if I have any tips for learning to use dictation as assistive technology with low vision. While I do not use dictation…

Ways To Read Webpages Without A Traditional Screen Reader

Ways To Read Webpages Without A Traditional Screen Reader

As a person with low vision, I personally prefer to read text in large print whenever possible. However, there are times when I am unable to read text due to eye strain, the largest font size available is too small, or I am dealing with…

Seven Accessibility Features You Didn’t Know Existed In Microsoft Office

Seven Accessibility Features You Didn’t Know Existed In Microsoft Office

As a college student who uses their computer for almost everything, I spend a lot of quality time working with Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Office accessibility features. I love being able to customize my favorite Microsoft Office software and applications for my own personal preferences…

Tips For Using Social Media With Photosensitivity

Tips For Using Social Media With Photosensitivity

Recently, there has been a discussion about tips for using social media with photosensitivity, and how to avoid strobe lights on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and similar websites. As someone who has dealt with migraines triggered by strobe and flashing lights for eight years (with knowledge…

Windows Magnifier and Low Vision

Windows Magnifier and Low Vision

Recently, one of my friends texted me asking for tips on using Windows Magnifier with low vision, and asked how to customize settings for Window Magnifier. While this friend doesn’t normally have low vision, they had recently had their eyes dilated and were unable to…

Zoom Magnifier and Low Vision

Zoom Magnifier and Low Vision

When my friend first got an iPad, their first question to me was about how to use Apple’s Zoom screen magnification tool so that they could use their iPad with low vision. Since they use screen magnification software on their computer already, it was fairly…

Mouse Pointers and Low Vision

Mouse Pointers and Low Vision

A few weeks ago, my friend had noticed that I was using a large turquoise green mouse pointer on my Windows 10 computer, and asked me a few questions about mouse pointers and low vision. They were curious to know how I had customized my…

Accessibility Settings I’m Using In iPad OS and iOS 13

Accessibility Settings I’m Using In iPad OS and iOS 13

The moment I downloaded the new iPadOS 13 updates, I immediately went to the accessibility section to see if anything new had been added- my favorite part of any new software updates. I was beyond excited to find out that lots of new accessibility updates…

How To Configure Audio Description For Live TV

How To Configure Audio Description For Live TV

It’s no secret that I love using audio description when watching streaming media, going to the movies, and even going to Broadway plays, but it’s only recently that I learned how to configure audio description for live TV, meaning shows that are playing on cable.…

Using High Contrast Themes In Windows 10

Using High Contrast Themes In Windows 10

This past month at my internship, I found that I was experiencing a stronger aversion to light than I normally do, so I decided to try using high contrast themes in Windows 10 to see if that would help me focus better. I was thrilled…

Low Vision Accessibility Settings For MacBooks

Low Vision Accessibility Settings For MacBooks

For one of my college design classes, I had to rent a MacBook from the library and work with it for about a week. I had never used a Mac prior to this, so I messaged one of my friends and asked them to help…

How To Use VoiceOver For Beginners

How To Use VoiceOver For Beginners

When I started teaching myself how to use VoiceOver, I often got very frustrated at how much of a challenge it seemed to be. There were moments where I fantasized about throwing my iPad out the window because I couldn’t figure it out, and I…