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Accessing The Periodic Table

Accessing The Periodic Table

In many high school and college science classes, students often encounter the Periodic Table. Typically, it is presented in an inaccessible format, with lots of small numbers and hard to read text. However, there are many ways to make the Periodic Table accessible to people […]

Why Every Student Needs Microsoft Office Lens

Why Every Student Needs Microsoft Office Lens

I was getting ready to complete an assignment the other day, and discovered that I couldn’t see the copy that was provided for me. My professor started to panic and wonder what to do. Luckily, I was able to create an accessible copy on my […]

Designing Accessible Documents With Microsoft Word

Designing Accessible Documents With Microsoft Word

It’s no secret that I love Microsoft products both inside and outside the classroom- I’m even a Microsoft Office Master Specialist! Over the years, I have learned a lot about how to make accessible documents in Word, and today will be sharing what I have […]

Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft Office OneNote

I have used OneNote all through high school and college, and it seems like every update brings more and more exciting features. I have low vision and dysgraphia, which makes traditional note taking difficult. However, OneNote provides many different tools for students to take great […]

My High School Laptop

My High School Laptop

My second semester of freshman year in high school (which was in January 2012), I received approval to start using a laptop in the classroom. I had an IEP for low vision and dysgraphia, and was beyond thrilled to finally have a device in the […]

Choosing Technology: iPad

Choosing Technology: iPad

Welcome to my new series on choosing technology, where I will be sharing my tips on purchasing devices, with a special concentration on students with low vision. I am studying information technology in college right now, but don’t worry, I won’t be using any fancy […]

Why You Should Have A Tutor From Your School

Why You Should Have A Tutor From Your School

As a student with low vision, I often struggle reading numbers and graphs in my classes.  This isn’t because of a math disorder, it’s just that I have trouble seeing. I was fortunate enough to have tutors, who were teachers at my school, that were […]

My Favorite Kitchen Appliances

My Favorite Kitchen Appliances

Believe it or not, I have never set off the fire alarm while cooking something, nor have I given myself food poisoning or had to go to the hospital for stitches because I cut myself. People commonly expect that since I have low vision, I’m […]

Why I Study Assistive Technology

Why I Study Assistive Technology

For my one hundredth blog post, I decided to write about the reasons I chose for studying assistive technology in college. It’s definitely a more uncommon field to study, and I am frequently explaining to people what exactly assistive technology is.  Once they understand what […]

ScanMarker Air for Print Disabilities

ScanMarker Air for Print Disabilities

During my sophomore year of high school, teachers constantly were forgetting to enlarge my assignments (a little more on that here), leaving me to figure out how to make them accessible myself.  I normally would leave class to go ask a paraprofessional to enlarge the […]