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Five Things That Surprised Me About The New Metro Cars

Five Things That Surprised Me About The New Metro Cars

I go to college right outside of Washington, DC, and often find myself using the Metro subway system to travel around the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Recently, the Metro system received several upgrades that have really helped me as a rider with a disability, […]

Visiting the New England Aquarium

Visiting the New England Aquarium

My family and I visited Boston for a few days, and decided to go to the New England Aquarium. We had gone many years ago, before my vision deteriorated, and were excited to return, even if I wouldn’t be able to see much. Surprisingly, I […]

Happy 2nd Anniversary

Happy 2nd Anniversary

Today, I would like to wish a very happy anniversary to someone that has really become an extension of who I am, and has helped me through many situations that I would have had to walk through all alone otherwise.  They help understand what is […]

Answering Stranger’s Questions- College Edition

Answering Stranger’s Questions- College Edition

As college decision day approaches, prospective students and their families have been touring my college, trying to decide what school will be the best fit for them. Often times, college is the first time people are exposed to a large, diverse population, and it can […]

How To Approach Someone with Low Vision

How To Approach Someone with Low Vision

While walking back from class one foggy night, someone recognized me and wanted to get my attention. In order to do this, they put their hand on my shoulder while standing behind me and started mumbling. Naturally, I screamed in their face and hit them, […]

Staying Warm With a Blindness Cane

A couple inches of snow arrived on my college campus this morning. Since learning to use a blindness cane, I have absolutely hated the snow, and six inches of snow once kept me trapped in my dorm room for two days because I had no […]

How Do People With Low Vision…Walk in the Rain?

How Do People With Low Vision…Walk in the Rain?

Last year, my friend and I were getting ready to walk back to our dorms after public speaking class. I looked down at my phone and saw that there was a 10% chance of rain, and alerted my friend before we began our walk back. […]

How To Navigate Campus

How To Navigate Campus

For my first day living at my college, the dining hall next to my building was closed so I had to walk halfway across campus. On my way there, I followed a group of students, but by the time I was ready to leave, no […]

How Do People With Low Vision…Use Human Guides?

How Do People With Low Vision…Use Human Guides?

One time, on a day trip with a couple that I am good friends with, I kept running into stuff constantly, even with my blindness cane to help me. There were so many obstacles on either side of me that it was hard for me […]

My Blindness Cane

My Blindness Cane

It’s the ultimate statement accessory. No matter what you wear with it, it’s always the first thing people notice. You can’t leave the house without at least someone making a comment on it. And when you don’t have it, people will ask why. The accessory […]