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How To Make ASCII/Emoji Memes Accessible For Visual Impairment

How To Make ASCII/Emoji Memes Accessible For Visual Impairment

In the last few months, there has been an increase in the amount of ASCII memes and emoji memes on social media, and several people have been asking how to make these memes accessible for visual impairment so that people with vision loss or people…

Choosing High Contrast Color Schemes For Low Vision

Choosing High Contrast Color Schemes For Low Vision

On several of my favorite assistive technology devices and software applications, there are several options for choosing high contrast color schemes with low vision. While I tend to rotate between the same color schemes depending on different factors, I still like to look at all…

How To Request Accessible Textbooks In College

How To Request Accessible Textbooks In College

The other day, one of my friends texted me with an urgent question asking how to request accessible textbooks in college. Their professor had just announced they would be using a new textbook for the rest of the semester, and they had no idea how…

Paper Size and Low Vision

Paper Size and Low Vision

The other day, I was having a conversation with a teacher of the visually impaired about paper and document sizes for people with low vision. They were wondering how I would choose what documents would be on what size paper, and how I would store…

How To Modify Anatomy Diagrams For The Visually Impaired

How To Modify Anatomy Diagrams For The Visually Impaired

One of my friends in college is studying kinesiology and asked me if I had any ideas on how to modify anatomy diagrams for the visually impaired. My friend has low vision and a progressive eye condition, and was telling me about how it can…

Using Online Homework Help In College

Using Online Homework Help In College

I tend to do homework at random hours of the day and night using lots of different resources for homework help in college. Even though many of my professors only grade for completion and not accuracy, I’ve had other classes where homework and assignments were…

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

How To Create An Accessible Formula Sheet

In several of my math, statistics, and data science classes, the professor will provide a formula sheet for quizzes and exams, or encourage students to make their own. Many of these formula sheets are difficult to read, because there is lots of information printed on…

Novel Effect App Review For Visual Impairment

Novel Effect App Review For Visual Impairment

Recently, I was talking to a faculty mentor about interesting reading apps for kids, and the app Novel Effect came up as a great way to encourage students to read books, stories, and poems out loud. While I’ve always felt fairly comfortable with reading text…

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…

Eight Ways To Read Handwritten Cards With Assistive Technology

Eight Ways To Read Handwritten Cards With Assistive Technology

Yesterday, a close friend of mine gave me a handwritten card. They asked if I would have trouble reading it, as they weren’t sure how to read handwritten cards using assistive technology. Luckily, there are many options  for people with vision impairments to read handwritten…

Microsoft Immersive Reader Review

Microsoft Immersive Reader Review

If you have talked to me about assistive technology in the last few months, there’s a high chance that I have mentioned Microsoft Immersive Reader and how it can help students with vision impairments and print disabilities. I have been using this tool a lot…

How To Make Historical Documents Accessible For Vision Impairment

How To Make Historical Documents Accessible For Vision Impairment

Using free assistive technology resources to make primary sources accessible for vision impairment

My Eight Favorite Free Fonts For Print Disabilities

My Eight Favorite Free Fonts For Print Disabilities

Learn more about dyslexia and low vision friendly fonts for accessible materials

My Large Print Music Binder

My Large Print Music Binder

At the end of last semester, the large-print music binder I use for my school pep band fell apart. While the binder lasted me three semesters, I decided that I would redesign the way I organize my music and make it easier to use. Read…

Five Ways To Simplify Reading With Technology

Five Ways To Simplify Reading With Technology

As someone living with low vision, one of the biggest tasks that I have trouble with on a daily basis is reading. Things like confusing formatting, a difficult-to-read font, advertisements, or a bright neon background for text can all dramatically impact how long I am…