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How Do People With Vision Impairments… Use Emoji?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Use Emoji?

Every time I turn around, I feel like I am seeing people use emoji, which have become a defining pop culture element of today’s society. People of all ages are using emoji to convey different messages, and as someone with a vision impairment, it can […]

Fast Facts About Plastic Straw Bans For People With Disabilities

Fast Facts About Plastic Straw Bans For People With Disabilities

Answering the who, what, when, where, and why about plastic straw bans and how they impact people with disabilities, with a focus on vision impairment and Chiari Malformation

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Attend Summer Day Camps?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Attend Summer Day Camps?

Including campers with vision impairments in summer day camps.

Fast Facts About Audio Description

Fast Facts About Audio Description

Whenever I go somewhere that features a lot of visual information, I always look to see if there are audio description services available so that I can get information about my surroundings. Unlike closed captioning, which is required by law in public places and for […]

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Visit Children’s Museums?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Visit Children’s Museums?

I have had several families ask me about how their visually impaired child (which includes both blindness and low vision) can enjoy visiting a children’s museum, and how they can plan a positive and fun visit. On my recent trip to Austin, I was able […]

How A TSA Pre-Check Helps Me As A Visually Impaired Traveler

How A TSA Pre-Check Helps Me As A Visually Impaired Traveler

Get through TSA screenings in minutes and avoid taking everything out of your carry on for $17 a year.

Using Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines With Low Vision

Using Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines With Low Vision

My brother and I went to lunch the other day at a restaurant that uses a Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine, where customers can select a drink of their choice using a touchscreen and have it dispensed into their cup. While we saw lowered buttons that (theoretically) […]

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Go To Amusement Parks?

How Do People With Vision Impairments… Go To Amusement Parks?

Visiting amusement parks with low vision, part of my Summer Fun series

How to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day Every Day

How to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day Every Day

Happy (belated) Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Each year, on the third Thursday of May, promoting “digital accessibility and inclusion for people with all disabilities.” It’s a celebration of assistive technology, universal design, and disability representation- after all, as many as 1 in 7 people have […]

VR For VI: How Visually Impaired Students Can Use Virtual Reality

VR For VI: How Visually Impaired Students Can Use Virtual Reality

Virtual reality technology has been changing how many different industries present and interpret information, and education is no exception. While it may not be feasible to travel halfway around the world to visit a museum or landmark, it’s certainly easy to find an app or […]