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 […]
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
Including campers with vision impairments in summer day camps.
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]